No requirements beyond a willingness to answer questions and offer advice/signposting over email are needed to take part in the scheme

Students thank alumni for their career guidance

In the past academic year 267 career insights have been shared between alumni and students via the eXepert scheme. We find that students are often unsure about what career they would like to pursue or what awaits them when they leave Exeter and enter the world of work. 

The eXepert scheme offers students the chance to gain informal careers advice and guidance from our alumni community via email. Alumni from across the world have supported students from a wide range of disciplines, with great impact. 

Students tell us that the advice they receive is enormously helpful:

“I was daunted about the prospect of graduating and what I was going to do after my degree. It was great to speak to someone with relevant career experience who could give an honest opinion about the aspects they enjoy and find difficult in their job. The experience has been hugely positive and the knowledge that I have gained is invaluable.” Alessandra Booth, Law (2015)

“My eXepert provided some very informative answers. One of his responses to my questions allowed me to think from a completely different perspective which I later discussed in a recent interview and passed.” Abrar Al-Quddus, (2014)

Could you help this year?

We are particularly looking for alumni who could offer advice to our Sport and Health Sciences students to join the scheme, but equally would welcome alumni from any discipline, working in any field. No requirements beyond a willingness to answer questions and offer advice or signposting over email are needed and this opportunity is open to both recent and experienced alumni across all sectors and job types as our students are interested in a wide range of careers.

You would be contacted on an ad-hoc basis as and when student queries come in which are relevant to your line of work but you may also request the maximum number of contacts you wish to receive.

For more information or to register your interest please contact exepert@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 722034.

Date: 10 September 2014

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