Enhancing your employability

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Employability and careers

What's your game plan? 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.

Our Employability and Careers Centre can provide you with help and advice, as well as the chance to develop your employability through some fantastic and unique experiences and opportunities.

They're here to:

  • Offer you friendly and professional, one-to-one sessions to discuss your future career.
  • Provide workshops to help with everything from writing a CV to interview skills.
  • Advise on part-time, vacation and graduate job opportunities, both on and off campus.
  • Get you signed-up for your Big Essex Award - your chance to record your work experience and extra-curricular activities on your degree transcript.
  • Help to support you in starting your own business with advice, workshops and tips.
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Career support for life

You don't need to have your future all planned out. Our Careers Services offer friendly, professional support and one-to-one advice to students and graduates.

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"One of the best things they offer is the Big Essex Award. It’s a great way to test yourself – you have to complete certain tasks, including extra-curricular work experience, writing a CV, and attending workshops."
Zsolt Gergely