Welcome! – An introduction to the University of Bristol Graduate Careers Service

What are you doing? 

It’s been a little while since you graduated from the University of Bristol: the dust has settled, you’ve hung-up your graduation outfit, the certificate is filed-away for future reference, several of your friends have gone off travelling, started new jobs or are embarking on postgraduate study courses. What about you…? 

If you haven’t got anything lined-up at this stage, then please DON’T PANIC!!  

During the maelstrom of activity in the summer term, when you were completing your exams, counting down to graduation and enjoying your last weeks as a student, you may have received messages from the University of Bristol’s Careers Service, telling you about the support available following graduation. At the time, it may not have been the most important thing to you and, understandably, you may not have paid too much attention to it. 

That’s why we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about how we can help you and how you may benefit: 

Your Careers Service is still available for 3 years wherever you are in the world, whether or not you’ve used us previously. We’re here to help you with all things careers-related: from career decision making, CVs and applications, to interviews and networking. 

What can I do? 

The first 12 months of support we offer is the most intensive – this is the time when you can really make an impact on employers. You’re a new graduate, with the world at your fingertips. In a year’s time, there will be newer graduates replacing you. If you use your time wisely now, we can help you to identify what’s important to you in a career, explore and prioritise your options and identify actions to undertake. You can engage with us by: 

  • Undertaking regular 1:2:1 appointments (face-to-face if you’re in Bristol, or remotely over the phone or Skype if you’re further afield; these can take place during the day, or in the evening, to suit your availability)
  • Engaging with our regular webinars which we deliver in early evening slots every few weeks. These interactive sessions are themed to address key careers considerations and to help you address issues of importance to you
  • Reading our quarterly newsletters and fortnightly “Digest” emails, which will tell you about new opportunities, events and activities 
  • Each week make time to look at the latest graduate opportunities on mycareer, which is updated daily 

Find out more about the support available. 

Don’t just take our word that it helps  here’s message from Gaby, a 2018 BristolGrad who secured a great graduate internship as Film Coordinator for Encounters Film Festival, regarding the support availableI wanted to thank you for all your work sending me opportunities, letting me know the support that the university could offer, and providing me with careers advice when I really needed it. I’m really glad that I’ve finally received an offer that will be a great learning opportunity and wouldn’t have even known about this position without your help.