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Careers 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/Adviser
- Career information and resources
- CV, Covering Letter and Application Form reviews
- Access to Handshake Graduate job listings
- Interview support
- Internship opportunities
- Online webinars
- Career Mentor Scheme (for three years post graduation)
- eXepert scheme - Alumni careers Q&A service
- Exeter and Penryn Employer and Alumni events - currently online.
- Enterprise and entrepreneurship support
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.
How to activate your graduate account:
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 (@exeter.ac.uk) 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.
YOUR COMPLETE DIGITAL CAREERS RESOURCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Whether you are still searching for your dream job or you just want to undertake some professional development within your current role, My Career Zone Digital is the perfect online tool for you. Within My Career Zone Digital you have access to a wide range of fantastic resources from sector reports, IT and workplace skills e-learning, career assessments, interview simulation, CV and Cover Letter builders, and much more. Please read Marie John's (BA Sociology, 2014-2017) blog to find out what tools she has found most useful within My Career Zone Digital.
Please note: We have recently changed the sign-in method for My Career Zone Digital. If you have any problems with access, please visit our troubleshooting page for more information.
The Career Zone has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - and joins our menu of resources for students and graduates. Handshake allows our students and graduates to discover employers and opportunities, submit applications, and attend career fairs and other events.
Activating your account
In order to activate your account, click on this link. Instead of using the Single Sign On login (which is for current students), click on 'sign in with your email address' and use your personal email address to set up an account.
There are a huge range* of graduate level jobs listed on My Career Zone and Handshake in every sector and across the country. If you have not yet set up a graduate login, set one up now to view these opportunities.
For more information about searching for graduate jobs please visit our student site.
*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 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 Career Mentor Scheme and eXepert (careers Q&A) schemes provide you with the opportunity to contact University alumni and industry professionals 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.
Advice for international graduates who are looking to work in the UK can be found on the International students page.
One-to-one appointments are available via Skype/Teams with our Careers Advisers and Guidance Practitioners, and can help with all your queries regarding work, further study and choosing a career.
To find out more, please contact the Career Zone.
When you graduate from the University of Exeter you join a rich and diverse community of alumni, many of whom are very willing to help recent Exeter graduates realise their ambitions and goals.
- Top Ten Tips for Interviewees, from Mike Cooper (BA Exeter, 1975)
- Tips for budding playwrights (Bill Kirton, French 1962)
- Top times for using My Career Zone Digital (Marie Johns, BA Philosophy and Sociology, 2017)
If you are after more bespoke advice and support from an alumni you might be interested in particpating in the Career Mentor or eXepert scheme, or if you are interested in supporting a current student or recent alumni why not become a Career Mentor?
We offer a range of webinars and workshops 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 see what's currently available, please click here. Our webinar listings are updated regularly therefore please check back regularly if a session is fully booked or not currently listed.
For a list of Careers Forever specific webinar, please click here.
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 team to discuss what might be the best course for you, given your career ambitions, and to get support with the application process.
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.
What happens to your survey information?
Your responses to the Graduate Outcomes survey will be used by The University of Exeter and your college, by higher education funding and regulatory bodies and some other organisations primarily for research and statistical purposes, but also in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority. Your individual answers won’t be used to make decisions about you.
Anonymised information may be used in University publications, such as the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectus, publicity materials produced by University or on official University web page(s).
For more information on how the Higher Education Statistics Agency will use your data, please visit the Graduate Outcomes Q&A pages.
As part of the University's statutory requirements, all contact details held about you will be sent to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for the purposes of the Graduate Outcomes survey. Please visit www.hesa.ac.uk/collection-notices for full details. If your contact details have changed since graduating, please let us know your new contact information via the following link.
Please do get in touch to discuss how the Career Zone can help you.
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