Your future is a big deal and we know that it can be stressful trying to figure it all out. But here's the deal, we don't expect you to know what you want to do before you start your degree, and you shouldn't either. We've got you covered.
The great thing about university is that as you progress through your studies, you'll discover what truly interests you. You'll have access to a bucket load of exciting opportunities and ongoing advice and guidance in helping you carve out a future that aligns with you're developing interests. You're never left to figure it out alone. It's just not how we do things here.
While it may feel overwhelming, we know you're curious and equally excited. So, to get you started, our subject leads have produced a complete career guide for each of our subjects which offer insights into various career paths, the skills you'll develop on your degree, and other really helpful career-related advice. So go ahead and dive into our guides below, and if entrepreneurship is your calling, you might want to check out these incredible opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you've got any questions, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
It's not news that the graduate jobs market is competitive, so a well-rounded CV with other showstopping skills and experiences is what you should be aiming for. Our goal is to give you those opportunities so that you leave Essex confident, highly skilled, and ahead of the market.
From extra-curricular events, summer programmes, and travel abroad opportunities to everything in between, there are so many different types of CV-boosting opportunities and experiences you can take advantage of at Essex that will make you the stand-out applicant in any job interview.
It might not feel like it now, but university is going to fly by, and there's so many experiences you'll want to squeeze in. Our advice? Make the most of your time here by getting up to scratch now on all the opportunities available to you, and think about what you might like to try. If you'd like some help, you can get in touch with our careers and employability director, or with our Careers Service who can provide you with advice and guidance.
We've got opportunities to suit everyone, so take a look below at what awaits you:
We're the home of creatives, innovators, and the fiercely ambitious. If you've got an entrepreneurial spark, we've got the matches. Encouraging you to start your own business is something we're excited to do, which is why you'll have access to unparalleled opportunities right here on campus that are designed to help you launch your dream business. Why wait until you graduate when you can get started right now?
Check out these opportunities below:
The Essex Startups team will support you with starting your own business, and enable you to discuss, develop, test, and launch your ideas.
Got a big idea? Want to put it forward for crowdfunding? 'Click' is our crowdfunding platform that gives you the opportunity to get your business ideas on the table.
Join innovators, entrepreneurs and like minded businesses all under one roof with flexible office space, coworking, meeting and conferencing spaces, to professional mentoring and support.
Our focus is on increasing business success and job creation by providing budding entrepreneurs with advice and practical support through webinars and 1:1 support from our UEZ team. If you've got a vision, we urge you to get involved.
Angels@Essex is an investment platform that links angel investors to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. This incredible opportunity gives you the chance to display your pitch deck to a select number of invited investors.
Once you join us at Essex, you become a part of our family forevermore, and we're proud to continue our lifelong relationship with our graduates. The university hosts an incredibly vibrant alumni network, and when you graduate, you automatically become a member. You'll receive exclusive membership for a lifetime, giving you access to discounts, networking events and much more. You can hear inspiring stories from other members of our global alumni community, and use our Friend Finder Service to reconnect with your old friends. We value the advice and knowledge that you'll soak up along your journey, so we're eager for you to come and volunteer at Essex, and help make a difference to the next generation of graduates.
Our alumni are showing the world that success can be achieved when you study a degree in history, and a subject that you love. From traditional history careers, to jobs in the film, television, media and the legal profession (amongst many other industries), we're extremely proud and inspired by the mark our history graduates are making in the world.
Our graduates have gone on to enjoy both traditional history-related careers including being an archivist; heritage manager; conservation officer; museum curator; and teacher, whilst other graduates have applied their skills and have since become an editor at Sky News; a senior marketing executive at a Premier League football club; and a researcher for a television documentary company.
One graduate, Liam O'Brien ventured into the world of politics having been accepted into the Civil Service Fast Stream, one of the most competitive and sought-after graduate programs in the UK. He has worked across many exciting roles in the government including providing No.10 and the Prime Minister with briefings on what comparator countries were doing to combat the COVID-19 virus. Read more about Liam's life after graduation.
Other industries our graduates have taken by storm include film and television; media; journalism; Civil Service; advertising; marketing; public relations; human resources; the legal profession; and finance and accountancy, among many others.
We totally get it, there's a lot to take in. If you've got any questions then our Careers Service are happy to hear from you. There's a great team at the other end ready to help you with all your questions. You can also connect with the Careers Service on LinkedIn.