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Enhance your CV

Language skills

Whatever your degree, you can benefit from learning or improving your competence in a foreign language, gaining skills actively sought by employers. Our Foreign Language Centre offers a wide range of language courses including daytime undergraduate modules as part of your degree and certified evening language courses on the Streatham Campus. Most modules are available at a range of levels, from beginners to advanced in: British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Study or work abroad

Spending time broad as part of your degree is an ideal way to improve your CV, develop transferable skills, make new friends and travel. Exeter has over 180 partner universities worldwide offering study abroad opportunities. Alternatively you could complete a work placement in Europe; previous students have worked in the media, tourism, charity and legal sectors. For further information see our Study abroad page.

Student activities and volunteering

You can gain excellent transferable skills and personal development opportunities through volunteering in student activities run by the Students’ Guild in Exeter and The SU in Cornwall. Experience in areas such as journalism, peer management, childcare, teaching and event management can easily be obtained through student activities. We have the highest proportion of student volunteers of any UK university and currently devote volunteering hours to the value of £141,400 each year to activities that directly benefit the local community.

The Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

The Exeter Award and the Exeter Leaders Award are designed to recognise your extra-curricular achievements. Available to all University of Exeter students, they will help you develop the skills and attributes that graduate employers are looking for, and give you the confidence to demonstrate them.

Various forms of work experience, from dish cleaner to banking intern, gave me an insight into different sectors and provided me with transferable skills which I utilised at interviews.

I will forever be grateful to the career zone for not only informing me of the job opportunities available, but also coaching me to get my dream job.

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