Generation Essex

Join Generation Essex; the careers support package for final year undergraduates and new graduates. We will provide extra specialist careers support and resources for you for 15 months post-graduation.

Are you?:

Have some questions? Email essexgrad@essex.ac.uk.

Final Year, Future Focused series

Our successful Final Year, Future Focused webinar series and accompanying resources are now available to refer back to or build on your knowledge via Moodle (or MoodleX if you are a graduate). These sessions were created to help you respond to the changes that the Coronavirus crisis has created, whist boosting your confidence and knowledge in finding graduate level work right now.

Don’t forget, the team are still here to support you in all of the ways you are used to. You can book 1:1 appointments with Advisers, attend one of our other weekly webinar workshops, view the newest vacancies on CareerHub, access resources like CV360 on CareerHub+, and much more. Generation Essex is open to current final year undergraduate students due to graduate in 2021, and those who graduated from an undergraduate degree in summer 2020.

If this isn’t you, don’t worry at Essex we offer careers support for life so there are lots of other ways we can support you.

How Generation Essex can help you

Class of 2020

Generation Essex for graduates

The Coronavirus crisis has meant that we have had to change some of our Generation Essex support for graduates, but there’s still lots on offer to help you achieve your graduate goals:

Careers Coaching

Our Coaches and careers experts have now contacted everyone who has opted into Generation Essex 2020. They will have emailed you to ask your current situation and offer resources and support using the personal email address that you provided when you registered for your final year, so if this has changed please let us know, and update your contact preferences. If your circumstances have changed since we contacted you and you need some support, you can book an appointment, or email essexgrad@essex.ac.uk

Consider starting your own business

Although we are no longer able to offer Generation Essex Startup and East15 Grants, the Click Crowdfunding Team have created a new stream of match-funding specifically for 2020 graduates who were 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.

Webinars and resources for graduates

Generation Essex 2020 resources are now available on MoodleX. You will need to register for a free MoodleX account then simply enter the passcode GenEssex2020 when prompted to access the resources. Resources include recordings from graduate webinars such as Final Year, Future Focused, Careers Camp and Alumni Conversations, as well as handy links to practice advice on getting your graduate career started.

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 The Alumni Loyalty Discount.

Graduate Internships

Although we can’t offer exclusive Generation Essex 2020 Internships this year, the Essex Interns team are still working hard to create internships for 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). 

Still need help?

At Essex, we offer careers support for life so we’re here for you, forever. 

CareerHub+ resources are available online to help you build and develop your CV, prepare for assessment centres and even practice your interview technique 24/7 from any device.

To book an appointment for 1:1 careers advice or support with an application or interview visit CareerHub appointments.

Got a question? email essexgrad@essex.ac.uk.

Class of 2021

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.

Online resources

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.

Graduate Internships

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.

Any questions?

Email askthehub@essex.ac.uk

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Graduates - Class of 2020
Final year students - Class of 2021