What's your game plan? Where do you see yourself when you leave us? Maybe you've got no idea what you'll do once you graduate, or perhaps you've always known your dream job, but aren't quite sure how to get there. Is there a company you want to work for, or maybe you want to start your own business?
Having a good qualification isn't enough these days. The jobs market is competitive and you need to stand out. At Essex, we make sure you do.
Our careers services can help you with a wealth of support to jump-start your career after you graduate with us. From career dedicated modules in your courses, to providing mentoring for your chosen career.
Interested in starting your own business? The Essex Startups team supports our entrepreneur students and graduates start their own business and can even help with funding to kick start your everything off.
Every student arrives at Essex with spirit and determination to succeed. But, once you graduate you need to know you are set for great things. At Essex we prepare you for what happens next, we give you the support to find the career that's right for you and help you build your CV so you are ready for your next challenge.
Celebrating diversity and giving every study the same opportunity to thrive and achieve their potential regardless of their background, ethnicity, or disability.
Sadly, many students often find there are consistent gaps in their degree outcomes to their peers, through no fault of there own. We created Rising Stars to face this challenge head on, to ensure that each individual feels represented, empowered and confident in the possibilities and potential of what they can achieve. As a Rising Star, you’ll have access to a year-long programme of events featuring inspirational guest speakers, a variety of personal and professional development opportunities, and a network of peers and professionals.
"I think studying at Essex has already helped with my employability due to the opportunities that I have been involved in. Last summer I completed an internship abroad in Accra, Ghana where I worked at a steel works gating company working on motors and installations. I am also a Senior Student Ambassador at the University of Essex and I really enjoy working within the recruitment field and encouraging people to come to university."
Whether you know what course you want to study, but you aren't sure what career it might lead to, or you know the career you want but you aren't sure what course to study; we have a range of information available to you on our department pages. Each covering the transferrable skills you will gain from their courses, and what employment sectors are looking for individuals with those skills.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences