Careers, Employability and Enterprise 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 you might want additional support in deciding what to do next.

The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service offers graduates:

  • Continued access to hundreds of vacancies via Handshake
  • Personal and professional development tools online via FutureMe
  • Flexible and impartial information, advice and guidance to support your individual needs
  • CV and job application feedback, and interview guidance
  • Access to careers fairs, networking events, and personal and professional development workshops
  • Support and information for students looking to start their own business or work for themselves

As alumni, you are able to access our online personal and professional development platforms, FutureMe and Handshake. Materials available include:

  • Hundreds of e-learning resources including: developing self-awareness, recognising skills and preferences, developing emotional intelligence, presentation skills, team working, resilience, balancing work and life, and much more to support you in exploring career options, planning and executing their career journey, and developing career and workplace skills.
  • Self-assessment questionnaires to understand your motivations, personal strengths, resilience and workplace preferences
  • CV Builder, Cover Letter Builder, Mock Interview and Elevator Pitch tools
  • Understanding postgraduate study, self-employment and freelancing options
  • Job profiles and a job-search engine to look for inspiration, or to gain experience
  • Industry sector reviews and expert advice from career coaches and hiring managers
  • Careers workshops and appointment bookings

You can access online resources and publications via FutureMe, and access the online job board, upcoming events and employer profiles via Handshake.

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. 

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. 

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. The survey is managed and run by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

All graduates who completed a course at the University of Suffolk will be invited to take part in the survey. Your participation in the survey is important as your responses will help our current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development as well as help us to evaluate, plan and promote our courses, services and facilities.