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Hear about the successes and failures of Exeter students on their career paths as well as employability tips and advice. Read the Career Zone blog.

Decision Time: Work Experience or Study Abroad?

By the start of March I had been offered both a study place in Deakin, Australia and a Year in Industry in a management position. I had a lot of thinking to do! 

Jobs and work experience

The Career Zone is here to develop your skills and provide employability support through workshops, events, and one-to-one sessions. Visit the Career Zone website for resources and opportunities.

Contact: (Exeter) (Penryn)

Here are some highlights of work experience activities you can get involved with.


View current volunteering schemes on the Career Zone website.

There are also several community volunteering societies with Exeter Students' Guild and FXU.

Part-time jobs

There are a huge range of part-time jobs available on our campuses and in Exeter and Penryn.

The Student Ambassador Scheme is always looking for students to share their passion and knowledge of the university with prospective students and visitors.


The Career Zone runs internship schemes for students, with a wide range of employers based on and off campus.

Summer placements and other internship vacancies are advertised through My Career Zone.

The Access to Internships scheme can help you find your own internship and support you with the costs of undertaking it.

Work and study abroad

Develop your global skill set through work or study overseas – you may not need to speak another language.

Enterprise and student start ups

Start or develop your own business with support from the University

The Exeter Award

Our employability award, achieved by undertaking work experience or volunteering and engaging in a range of skills sessions and activities.

Grand Challenges

Unique to Exeter, Grand Challenges is an interdisciplinary, enquiry led learning experience which improves your employability. During Grand Challenges Week from 5th to 9th of June, you choose from a range of global issues and, supported by leading academics and external specialists, you carry out group work in order to create a solution to your Challenge.