Our information team and career consultants will always be on hand to support you.

Your career starts here

The Career Zone team have one goal: to help prepare you for life and work after university, offering quality assistance and advice throughout your course, and up to three years after you graduate.

Whether you’re stuck on deciding or in the midst of competing for a job, our information team and career consultants will always be on hand to support you!

Why should you visit?

When you pop into Career Zone, our information staff will help with a wide range of enquiries, such as:

  • CV or application form reviews.
  • Booking 1:1 appointments with Career Consultants.
  • Advice on finding work experience, graduate jobs or postgraduate study. 
  • Guidance for interviews and assessment centres. 
  • Finding programmes of career workshops and events.   

And there’s no limit to how often you can visit, so we can take our time to figure out your ambitions together.

Tip: Use the navigation pane on the left to find out more about the online service 'My Career Zone', our career resources, our location and what we're all about.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are students' most frequently asked questions. Your question not on the list? No problem - we have lots of FAQs on My Career Zone! Type in the search box or filter topics to find the answer you want.

The Exeter Award is an achievement award for students, to develop a range of skills, enhance your employability and boost your CV.

It includes things like skill sessions, sporting/musical activities, work experience and mock interviews. The award is officially recognised by employers, and can give you the edge in applying for jobs.

Login to your profile in My Career Zone to register or track your progress.

If The Exeter Award homepage doesn’t have the answers you need, you can try: 

Yes we can! Take a look at our part-time jobs section, with information on how to apply for jobs. If you're searching for current vacancies, login to My Career Zone and use the search field. There's also information for international students.

If you’re applying for a job then we are happy to check over your CV, covering letter or application form before you send it off.

You can book an appointment through the Career Zone at Exeter or Cornwall, so visit us today.

These appointments usually last 15 minutes, but you can return as many times as you like!

Visit the events page on My Career Zone, and use the search bar and filters to find an event you're interested in.

Once you click on one, you'll be given the chance to 'Book In' with the confirmation details sent to your university email address.

If you foresee being unable to attend a careers appointment or event, let us know and we can cancel your bookings.

You can also cancel events online by visiting the event page and clicking 'Cancel Booking'.

If you miss an appointment or event, please inform us as to why you were absent as soon as you can.

You can search for internships and placements on My Career Zone, filtering the results to find a good match!

Once you find one you fancy, click on it and read the descirption carefully - it will list out all the information you'll need to make an informed application.

Under 'How to Apply', it will guide you through the application process. 

Contact your local Career Zone to enquire about when mock interviews are being held, and to book a slot.

Check out our Global employability page with information and advice on working abroad.

You can also take a look at Erasmus +a great opportunity to test your career ambitions, motivation and gain credit towards your Exeter degree.

If you're studying with the University of Exeter Medical School, please get in touch with South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education who'll give you specialist careers advice.