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Career ZoneThe University of Exeter Career Zone service is here to help you to:

  • become more employable,
  • make choices about your future career,
  • find suitable opportunities, and
  • be successful in selection processes.

You can find us in our Career Zones in Exeter and Cornwall. These are dedicated spaces where you can access career related materials, get your CV or covering letter checked over by our Information Team and have careers advice appointments.

Our online system My Career Zone allows you to find jobs, internships and placements, book employability skills sessions, complete The Exeter Award and find career related learning resources.

This website gives you access to the information and services we provide. Find out more about how we can help and how to access our services.

students on stepsThe choices you make now are important but will not always restrict your future prospects, so don't panic, most people change their career several times, often quite soon after graduating.

It is a good idea, however, to start thinking about your career in your first year of study, as this will help you make informed decisions about the types of qualifications, skills and work experience you'll need to get into your chosen career or industry.

If you are uncertain about what you want to do after graduating or how you might choose between different options, try working through The Career Development Cycle.

You could also kick-off your research by taking a look at our pages on options with your degree subject and employment sectors.

When you have narrowed down your options, our Career Mentor Scheme and Exepert Scheme will allow you to speak to University of Exeter alumni working in a field you are interested in to gain greater insight.

Career ZoneFor most students, entering the world of work is a daunting prospect as you are likely to be faced with situations and challenges that you will have little or no experience in.

We can help you to develop the skills that you'll need to be successful in the application and interview process, and to do well when you get the job. We run regular skills sessions in everything from CV writing and interview skills, to commercial awareness and project management, many of which are delivered by top employers right here on campus.

We encourage all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students to complete The Exeter Award which is unique to the University of Exeter. It gives you recognition for the activities that you take part in outside of your studies and helps to develop a range of skills to take forward into the world if work.

An increasing number of Exeter students are going on to be self-employed, or to work overseas. If these are areas you are interested in then we have a range of resources to help you.

Career ZoneMany students complete some form of internship or placement whilst they are studying at the University of Exeter. Having some solid work experience behind you is one of the best things you can do to boost your employability, in fact, employers will expect to see it on your CV and having a gap in this area will put you at a disadvantage when you come to look for a job.

We run various schemes to help you find a paid internship either in the holidays or when you graduate, and advertise many others in My Career Zone. We can also support you in finding a placement abroad. Lots of our courses also provide the opportunity to complete work placements in industry that count towards your degree. 

Casual work, be it a part-time job while you study or during the vacation periods, is a great way to gain experience. 

Volunteering will look great on your CV and there are also many opportunities while you are studying at Exeter. It's a great way to make contacts, give something to the community and develop skills and experience.

Career ZoneYou can find casual or part-time work opportunities to gain experience and to help make ends meet while you are studying in My Career Zone. You should also see details of our Student Campus Partnership Scheme where you could find work on campus in a department of the University.

My Career Zone also contains hundreds of graduate level positions from a broad range of sectors with many great employers specifically targeting University of Exeter students and graduates. You can search and apply for these positions while you are in your final year of study and for up to 3 years after you graduate. You might also like to consider working abroad.

We have a range of resources and events that will help you to be successful in the application process too.