Generation Essex for final year undergraduates
If you are due to graduate in summer 2021, then make sure you opt into Generation Essex. Check if you are already registered and follow the instructions on the pop up to opt in if you’re not.
We are here to support you to achieve your graduate goals throughout your final terms at Essex and for 15 months after you graduate, here’s what to expect:
1:1 appointments and Careers Coaching
At Essex, we offer careers support for life so we’re here for you, forever (that includes providing access to CareerHub and CareerHub+ too).
To book an appointment for 1:1 careers advice or support with an application or interview visit CareerHub appointments.
The careers team will contact you around the time you are due to graduate to ask about your plans and offer resources and support using the personal email address that you provided when you registered for your final year. Make sure you update your contact preferences ahead of graduating so we can stay in touch.
Generation Essex events and workshops
Our careers events programme includes workshops specifically for final year students on everything from ‘brilliant basics’ such as CVs Explained and Interviews Explained, through to specific sessions on topics such as Commercial Awareness or Employer Spotlights, book via CareerHub.
The Generation Essex Next Steps event will take place on Tuesday 23 March with a keynote speech by University Chancellor John Bercow. Book your place from 9 March via CareerHub.
There is a wealth of advice and practical support available on CareerHub+. Resources include support to build and develop your CV, prepare for assessment centres and even practice your interview technique 24/7 from any device. The Careers Services Moodle also links to support and resources, including the Careers Services podcast, blog and LinkedIn page.
This information, and graduate webinar recordings continue to be accessible after you graduate on our dedicated Generation Essex MoodleX page.
Consider starting your own business
The Click Crowdfunding Team have created a new stream of match-funding specifically for 2020 / 21 graduates who are interested in this support. They will match up to £500 for a business startup and up to £1000 for a theatre project.
In addition to this, if your match funding project is successful, the Essex Startups Team will offer you specialised support to help you make your business or company a continued success. Interested? Please apply via Click and we'll connect you with Essex Startups who will offer you a 1:1 appointment to support you to make the most of your funding.
Essex Startups also offer support to graduates up to 3 years after graduation. Book a 1:1 appointment via zoom to discuss business ideas and support. As graduates you can also access Essex Startups workshops and webinars covering topics such as idea generation, marketing and budgeting, book via CareerHub.
The Essex Interns team create internships exclusively for Essex students and graduates. Join the Essex Interns mailing list, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and find opportunities on the CareerHub vacancy board (don’t forget to log in using your graduate login details). Remember to like EmployerLink on Facebook and follow the #StillHiring for the latest graduate opportunities and news.
Considering Postgraduate Study?
Book one of our Postgraduate Study sessions, to explore your options and understand how to write a great personal statement.
Don’t forget, if you’re staying at Essex you can benefit from the Alumni Loyalty Discount.