Career Support for Graduates

As a graduate from the University of Exeter, a forever institution, you are not only entitled to all of the fantastic resources that the alumni office can offer, you also have access to the Career Zone forever, and all that this entails:

  • Careers advice and guidance, via 1:1 appointments with a Careers Consultant
  • Career information and resources
  • CV, Covering Letter and Application
  • Form checking
  • Access to My Career Zone job listings
  • Interview support
  • Internship opportunities
  • Online webinars
  • Career Mentoring
  • Alumni careers networking
  • Alumni events
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support

My Career Zone

My Career Zone is our online platform that allows you to search for jobs and internships and browse our FAQs and resources. You will have access to My Career Zone forever after you graduate.

When your course ends you will get an email to say your login method has changed and you will need to choose the Graduate option when logging in from then on. At this point the registered email for your account will change from your University email ( to your personal email. Your username will remain the same after this change but you will need to set a new password. There is a link to select a new password in the email notifying you of the change of account type.  If your My Career Zone account has been deactivated, or you graduated prior to 2011 and therefore never had a My Career Zone account, please complete the following form to reactivate/create an account.

There are a huge range* of graduate level jobs listed on My Career Zone in every sector and across the country. If you have not yet set up a graduate login, set one up now to view the opportunities.

Alternatively you can view our Employment sector and External job sources web pages for other places to search for jobs.

Or if you are looking for an internship why not consider our Graduate Business Partnership Scheme or Access to Internships?

Graduate Business Partnership

The University’s 'GBP' scheme offers varied and numerous graduate-level job opportunities for those who have either graduated from a UK university in the last three years, or are about to graduate. View our case studies to learn more from graduates who have taken part in the scheme. You can browse GBP vacancies using My Career Zone's job search tool, and remember to keep checking as new opportunities are added on a regular basis. 

Access to Internships 

A2I is a scheme to help recent Exeter graduates secure a paid internship using information, support and funding provided by Santander Universities. We offer generous funding to employers keen to recruit our graduates which will help offset the cost of your paid internship. All subsidies are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The funding application deadline is 16 June 2019. Visit the A2I web pages for more information and sign-up to receive support with your graduate job seeking. 

External resources

Knowledge Transfer Partnership - Paid placements working on challenging projects with the time and financial support to follow a training plan, mentoring support and a high probability of a permanent post at the end.

Regional internship opportunities - An overview of different graduate internship schemes from across the UK.

*Over the course of the 2017/18 academic year there were over 2,000 jobs listed for an immediate start, i.e., suitable for graduates.

Log into My Career Zone Digital to access a wide range of resources including:

  • Sector reports for industries such as Banking, Charities, Consulting, Media and Telecommunications.
  • I.T. skills course in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Workplace skills e-learning courses including: business numeracy; business writing; negotiation; problem solving; project management; teamwork.
  • Career assessments on personality, motivation, decision making, assertiveness, learning styles and stress management.
  • E-learning paths including: skills and preferences; career possibilities; CVs and applications; interviews. 

You can read about a recent Graduate's experience with My Career Zone Digital and their top resources on the Career Zone Blog.

You can also still access all of the resources available on My Career Zone, as you did as a student, as well as all of the careers research pages available on the career zone web pages.

You are welcome to use our extensive range of resources, including employer directories and books, at our Careers Zones on the Streatham and Penryn campusus. Many of these resources are available for you to take away and keep. 

The Career research section of this site has information on different employment sectors, options with your degree and advice on choosing postgraduate study.

We're happy to speak with you and offer you careers information and advice. To arrange an appointment, please get in touch with us.

Our eXepert (careers Q&A) provides you with the opportunity to contact University alumni to gain advice on how to enter their chosen sector, work for a certain company, as well as benefit from possible networking opportunities and contacts.

International students should also look at this page for advice on working in the UK after graduating.

Book a 1:1 appointment with one of our Careers Consultants and speak to them either in person, over the phone, or via Skype.  Our consultants can help with all your queries regarding work, further study and choosing a career.

To find out more, please contact the Career Zone.

Exeter Career Zone

Cornwall Career Zone

01392 72 4493

01326 25 3735

University of Exeter Forum, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SZ

Level 0, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE

The Career Mentor Scheme is now open to all recent graduates who would like to be matched to a professional mentor.

Benefit from one-to-one careers advice, support and guidance from an experienced professional for up to 6 months as you look to start, or progress, your career.

We offer a range of webinars and workshops which will be really helpful if you are looking for work or further study.  


Gain access to careers support online via our webinars which can be accessed from wherever you may be after graduation. Topics covered include:

  • Career planning & job hunting
  • Creating a successful CV
  • Finding an internship or work experience
  • Interview Techniques
  • Effective Application Forms
  • LinkedIn skills

To book on a session just follow this link to and search for ‘webinar’ under the Events section.

Whether you are considering further study here at Exeter, elsewhere in the UK, or abroad, you can find a range of useful resources on our dedicated pages for Choosing postgraduate Study.  Alternatively book an appointment with one of our Careers Consultants to discuss what might be the best course for you, given your career ambitions, and to get support with the application process.

To find out more about the various funding streams available to you, please visit our progression web page.

See what paths fellow alumni took and gain inspiration from their experiences by visiting our Alumni Profile page.

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Fifteen months after graduating you will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey to find out what you've been doing since you left us. We'd really appreciate you filling this in as this information is important to the University and to prospective students researching their options. If your contact details have changed since graduating, please let us know your new contact information via the following link.

Contact us

Please do get in touch to discuss how the Career Zone can help you.

Exeter Career Zone

Cornwall Career Zone

01392 72 4493

01326 25 3735

University of Exeter Forum, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SZ

Level 0, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE