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Careers and Employability for Alumni

As University of Suffolk alumni you may be on the road to identifying and establishing an inspiring and rewarding career. We appreciate that whatever your current situation, sometimes finding that dream job can be quite a daunting prospect.

The Careers and Employability Service offers graduates:

  • Flexible and impartial information, advice and guidance to support your individual needs
  • Access to current online careers resources and publications, including the University of Suffolk Job Shop
  • Access to Careers Fairs and networking events
  • Graduate and professional employability workshops

Flexible and impartial information, advice and guidance to support your individual needs

If you graduated within the last three years, you can access a Careers Adviser via email, Skype, telephone or in person. You may like to email your queries or CV for advice, or talk to a Careers Adviser in person. Careers guidance offers you the opportunity to reflect, explore your possibilities, develop self awareness, plan for the future and identify key job hunting strategies. We also offer mock interviews and support with assessment centres to help you prepare for the next stage in the application process, and to give you the best chance of success. 

Contact Careers:

Email: careers@uos.ac.uk
Telephone: 01473 338833

Search LinkedIn for the University of Suffolk Job Club
 

Access to  Online Careers Resources and Publications

As alumni, you are still able to access our online University of Suffolk Job Board, where new, paid and voluntary opportunities are added daily. The Job Board can help you to find: graduate level jobs, including graduate schemes; paid, graduate internships; and voluntary opportunities. We also work directly with local employers to offer paid internships in the local area. These internships have been specifically developed to enhance your employability by offering experience at every stage, from submitting an application and going through the recruitment process, to undertaking the internship and receiving performance feedback, and beyond.
 
If you have a LinkedIn account, you can join the University of Suffolk Job Club to receive new jobs, opportunities and useful articles daily, and network with other University of Suffolk students and alumni. Don't have a LinkedIn account. and not sure where to start? Contact us to book a place on our next LinkedIn workshop. 

You are also able to access the Destinations website for careers information and advice. Please note, you may be required to enter your username and password again.

Access to Careers Fairs and Networking Events

While careers fairs and networking events offer fantastic opportunities to source paid work or experience, they are also a good way to network with different employers and explore a wide variety of careers, as well as developing confidence in your self-presentation skills.

Graduate and Professional Employability Workshops

Graduate and professional employability workshops are designed to support you in thinking about and increasing your employability, how to make career decisions, developing your approach to finding opportunities, and ultimately, to achieve success in finding a new job. We offer workshops on a variety of topics including CV writing, using social media and LinkedIn to support your job hunt, effective networking, career decision making, thinking about Initial Teacher Training, and much more. These run throughout the year - find out what's on by visiting our Eventbrite page, or viewing our semester timetable.

Other Useful Online Resources

National Careers Service - helping you to take the next step

For those of you who graduated more than three years ago, the National Careers Service provides a wealth of information, careers and skills advice. Their Careers Advisers are professionally qualified and can give individual advice to help you make the right choices about learning and work. 

They can help you:

  • Find learning and training that's right for you
  • Improve your reading, writing and maths
  • Understand the local job market
  • Find out about funding to support your learning
  • Develop your CV
  • Improve your interview and presentation skills
  • Progress in your current job
  • Set up a Lifelong Learning Account 
  • If you want to know about the types of disability and childcare support available

Prospects

Prospects are the UK's largest graduate careers website, and provide a fantastic resource to find out more about graduate jobs and schemes, options for postgraduate study and funding, and paid internship opportunities. They also provide lots of tips and information to help you when applying for jobs, including CV and covering letter examples, interview guidance and hints and tips to help you make your application stand out.