essex business school

Your career

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Take control of your future

You get more than just a degree with Essex Business School, you get a jump start on your career. 

Workplace skills and career learning are embedded into all of our courses but you are encouraged to dive straight in and join our employment workshops that are designed to help you build a CV, find an internship or develop your interests into a business of your own.

Your career

Essex Business School students have access to some of the most complete careers support at the University of Essex.

We help you to develop specific skills related to accounting, finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship through embedding careers modules into your curriculum and by inviting graduate employers into your classes so that you are exposed to the world of work long before you graduate.


Supporting you

Undergraduate placement years

You can do a placement year with any of our undergraduate degrees at Essex Business School (students on our language courses can opt for a study abroad or work abroad placement year) - it's the best way to gain some hands-on experience for your CV.

The Placements team at Essex work with our students to help you apply for nationwide placement schemes, such as those with Lloyds Banking Group and Samsung, as well as for more tailored opportunities at fast-growing SMEs and startup companies, such as Footprint Digital and Filament AI.

We'll support you through the whole process of securing a work placement. From the research right at the start of your second year, through to coaching you for writing your application and attending interviews and assessment centres - We'll be on hand to help.



Successful futures conference

Your future, your conference! We are one of the few business schools to run an undergraduate conference with the aim of bringing our students closer to business and issues affecting the global economy. Each conference is themed around a topical business issue and guest speakers join our student to discuss their experiences of the issue in their workplace or industry.



Find out more about Successful Futures


Our graduate destinations

Essex Business School graduates are out there making business better all over the world. From Qin Zhou who is a Senior Associate at PwC to Vicky Madzharska who set up her own business while still a student, our graduates are as varied as our degrees.


Enrich your career

Start now. There are hundreds of opportunities on offer to Essex students and graduates and the only thing standing in your way is you! Discover Essex Interns, our internship scheme just for Essex students and recent graduates, or start your own business with help from the Essex Startups team.

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Need a hand?

Get in touch! If you've got something on your mind and you want to speak to someone in the department, tell us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.