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Career Zones

Our comprehensive programme of training and events includes:

  • individual guidance interviews
  • psychometric testing
  • employer presentations
  • guidance on preparing your CV and making applications
  • coaching for interviews
  • skills sessions to help you develop the skill sets employers seek
  • a variety of webinars and online content an extensive careers library
  • career and personal development workshops.

Careers fairs

Throughout the academic year we host a range of careers fairs attracting national, regional and local companies and covering specialist areas such as law, the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors and self-employment. 


The Career Zone has partnered with Handshake a modern career development platform - which joins our menu of services for students and graduates. Handshake allows students and graduates to discover employers and opportunities, submit applications, and attend career fairs and other events.

Handshake will help you find the jobs that you're looking for and make it easy for employers to recruit you.

With a Handshake account, you will be able to:

  • Activate your account
  • Build your profile
  • Upload a CV
  • Register for Careers Fairs
  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Search and book onto events and sessions
  • Attend careers appointments virtually (and in-person)

Award winning employability initiatives

We have won national awards for delivering outstanding services including work placements, social enterprise support, commitment to the employability agenda, support for student entrepreneurship and sustainability learning for employability. Our Green Consultants initiative is an industry-recognised, award-winning training programme involving facilitated learning for students interested in pursuing a career with an environmental or sustainability focus.

The Career Zone has offered me great support in my applications and confidence in my interview technique throughout my time in Exeter. 

In the first year I attended a lot of CV, cover letter and career development events run through the Career Zone with companies themselves coming in, whom I went on to apply to. With sponsored events and fairs it was a great way to start developing my networking skills as well as get a flavour for the variety of roles on offer after my undergraduate study. As well as external applications, I also completed the Exeter Award and became a Career Zone Information Assistant in my third year to become more involved with the support the Career Zone offers to students.

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