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Career De-stress Fortnight 2024

Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck about what to do after University? Have you been applying unsuccessfully for jobs, internships or placements?

If the answer is yes, you won’t want to miss Career De-stress, a fortnight of in-person and virtual activities starting on Monday 22nd January across both Streatham and Penryn campuses.

Career De-stress will help you:

  • Explore your work and further study options 
  • Identify how to make career decisions
  • Find opportunities and learn new skills
  • Strengthen your CV, application and interview technique

Whether you are trying to make decisions about what to do after university or secure work experience, a placement or graduate job, we have plenty of sessions to help. Sessions will run throughout the fortnight and are open to all students. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

To see the full list of sessions visit Handshake or select the statement below which best describes where you are currently at.


Useful resources

Careers guidance appointment – get impartial and confidential support from a qualified and experienced Careers Consultant. The focus of each appointment is on you and your needs – whether you want to get ‘unstuck’ and move forward with exploring and deciding your options, or have a specific query you need support with.

Profiling for Success (a series of online questionnaires) can help with career planning/development and understanding your emotional intelligence by helping you reflect, increase your self-awareness, evaluate your career interests and understand how you relate to others in different situations (e.g. team work, leadership/management).

The following Career Zone podcast episodes may also be of interest:

  • Decide: How do I choose a career? (Spotify | iTunes)
  • Should you do something you are passionate about or good at? (Spotify | iTunes)
  • Why understanding your strengths is so important – an employer’s perspective (Spotify | iTunes)
  • Feeling stuck in your career journey (Spotify | iTunes)
  • In conversation with graduates who have changed careers (Spotify | iTunes)
  • The meaning of success (Spotify | iTunes)
  • Overcoming Self doubt (Spotify | iTunes)


Useful resources

Before you start writing applications, you need to know what you have to offer an employer. For help with this visit our Help with self-awareness page.

The following pages have useful advice on making your applications stronger and finding opportunities: Help with gaining work experience, Help with developing your skills, Help with CVs, cover letters and applications. For more advice on interviews, psychometric tests and more visit our main Help with homepage.

Careers appointment – get advice on how to improve your applications and job/placement/internship hunt strategy.

The following Career Zone podcast episodes may also be of interest:



  • Disclosing a disability and finding a supportive employer - Online

Useful Resources

Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpage – visit this page for information and advice on common equality and diversity issues you may face, sources of support and positive employers and programmes they offer.

The following Career Zone podcast episode may also be of interest:


  • Visit the Help with….pages for more support on a variety of topics inxcluding placements, interviews, assessment centres and more.
  • Book a 1-to-1 appointment with a member of the Careers team. 
  • Check out the Career Zone podcast on Spotify and iTunes for great tips and advice on how to move those career thoughts, ideas and decisions forward, with help focussing in particular on what you enjoy and what’s important to you. Be sure to hit subscribe to keep up to date with our new releases. 

I feel I can face challenges with a lot more resilience and I understand that it is ok to have a knock back, the thing that matters is the way that I approach it.

Personal Resilience session