We are often greeted with surprise from both students and graduates visiting the Careers Service for the first time: “I never knew there was so much here!” and “I wish I had got in touch before now” are common reactions.
We also know that students are often reluctant to get in touch with us, feeling that they need to have a specific reason to talk to us – you don’t!
A friendly bunch, we understand how awkward it can feel coming into an environment when you are unsure about what it is you want to achieve. Even though we are not physically located at 5 Tyndall Avenue at the moment, you can be assured of a warm welcome, and our careers support staff will help you identify what aspect of the Careers Service will best meet your needs.
Not sure what you want to do or how to get there? Feeling stuck or lost? Lacking direction?
We hear these phrases a lot, and our 30-minute guidance appointments are often a great place to start. There is no expectation on you to articulate what you need, as we know that you may not know what this is. You do not have to arrive with any sort of a goal or career idea. It is our job to help you explore what this is and how we can help you take the next steps. Between us all, we have some fantastic collective experience of helping students.
A guidance appointment can be a useful way to explore what the Career Service has to offer. It may be that you would benefit from an internship, are not sure how to approach employers, or have a business start-up idea. Perhaps you are feeling unsure about networking or interviews? We have recorded talks and online workshops and you can find details of all upcoming events on mycareer.
We recognise that life can be complicated and that deciding about careers for some students can feel overwheming and like an additional pressure. If this is the case, we can signpost and refer you to both University and external agencies to ensure you get the support you need.
Finding it hard to decide between options or organising your job search?
It may be that you have ideas, but you are finding it difficult to prioritise them, or that you are finding it hard to access the opportunities that you want. Talking to one of our Careers Advisers can be a useful way to think through decisions and strategies for your job search.
Getting in touch with us is a quick and easy process, just ask a question via mycareer. If you prefer the personal touch, we can offer you a Skype appointment or a telephone appointment depending on your preference.
Looking forward to meeting you!