Student Careers and Skills services delivered in your department
Senior career consultants aim to offer support and solutions to personal tutors by enabling them to signpost or refer to relevant careers expertise or skills development. Each year senior career consultants produce a departmental overview of services and support available to students with details of how students can access support so that tutors can see at a glance who is able to help their students.
Job search advice - appointments of 20 minutes which students can book directly with the careers consultant. These are advertised regularly during term time and provide an opportunity for a student to discuss any aspect of career planning. These may include:
- ‘I have no idea how to get started’
- ‘I don’t know what I can do with a degree in x’
- ‘I’d like to explore some of the options available to me’
- ‘I know what I want to do but I’m not sure how to go about it’
More intensive support for students most in need - 30 minute appointments enable students to discuss more complex issues or factors which may impact on career choices e.g. not happy with course, underperforming, lacking confidence, no work experience, disclosed disability. N.B. personal tutors may refer those students they have concerns about directly to the departmental senior careers consultant.
Support for alumni events - hearing directly from former students who are not long out of university is a powerful and popular way for current students to develop an understanding of different graduate routes, both employment and further study/research options. The careers consultant can work with the departmental staff and students to support arrangement of alumni events.
Tailored careers sessions - these short workshops can be agreed with the Dept according to students’ needs and delivered by the careers consultant at a convenient time. e.g. ‘What can I do with a ‘Classics degree?’ ‘Further study options for physicists’.
Academic, personal and professional skills sessions - these are dedicated workshops designed to support academic success and personal and professional skills development, which can be tailored at a time and place to support your students’ needs. Contact: skills at warwick dot ac dot uk
Graduate support - for those graduates without an offer education or employment on completion of their studies, can currently receive free ongoing support for up to 3 years post-graduation. Students can sign up and search for graduate vacancies, request CV and application checks, interview practice and guidance face to face, online or over the phone.
Employer connect - information for academic staff on connecting students and employers