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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 -


There are several community volunteering societies with Exeter Students' Guild and Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union.

Part-time jobs

There are a huge range of Casual jobs 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 Internships, with a wide range of employers based on and off campus.

Summer placements and other internship vacancies are advertised through Handshake.

The Access to Internships (A2I) 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.

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to shout about the experiences you've had at university. By undertaking work experience or volunteering and engaging in a range of skills sessions and activities you'll be able to develop your skills, abilities and ambitions.

Grand Challenges

Unique to the University of Exeter, Grand Challenges is an interdisciplinary, enquiry led learning experience which improves your employability. During Grand Challenges Week in  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.