Our alumni network
The University is in contact with more than 140,000 alumni in more than 183 countries. As a graduate you become a part of this community and can access a range of free benefits for the rest of your life. The Alumni Office runs an extensive programme of professional networking events and reunions which are held in the UK and around the world. Many of our alumni have had very successful careers and are keen to support today’s students. Recent graduates give many hours to provide career talks, individual mentoring, work placements and practice job interviews to help students.
Internships for graduates
The Graduate Business Partnership is a placement scheme for recent graduates. The scheme places graduates with local companies and projects have taken place in a range of areas including: IT and e-commerce; market research; product development; and scientific and environmental research. During your placement you also benefit from a structured training programme run by the University.
If you’re interested in a career in teaching, our PGCE programmes offer the perfect next step. We run both Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes and Exeter students studying many of our degree programmes are automatically guaranteed an interview for these providing specific criteria are met.
Career Support for Graduates
As a graduate from the University of Exeter you will be entitled Career Zone services for life:
- 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 Handshake job listings
- Interview support
- Internship opportunities
- Online webinars
- Career mentoring
- Alumni careers networking
- Alumni events
- Enterprise and entrepreneurship support
When I moved to London after university, I was really grateful for the 'Exeter Forever' events. Attended by recent alumni, they are a fantastic way of hearing about people's career journeys and experience of a new city, with the shared background of being at the University of Exeter.