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Student Careers and Skills

Student Careers and Skills can help you to explore your options, develop your skills and get the career you want. You can access the support throughout your time at Warwick and after you graduate. Take a look at the website for more details of the services available: http://warwick.ac.uk/careersandskills
Student Careers warwick.ac.uk Information about Student Careers at the University of Warwick.


Senior Careers Consultant


You have a designated Senior Careers Consultant, Sue Johnstone, who has extensive experience working with students from University of Warwick. Sue can be contacted by email via careers at warwick dot ac dot uk. Student Careers and Skills is located on the ground floor of University House. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/interactive/ . Sue runs appointments in University House and may also be able to see you in the department. Appointments can be made online: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/
Your department also has a Student Careers and Skills representative, Lucy White. She helps to maintain a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WarwickEnglishCareers


Social Media: You might also want to take a look at the Student Careers & Skills social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarwickCareersCentre

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/WarwickCareers and https://twitter.com/ArtsCareers

Warwick Careers Blog: http://careersblog.warwick.ac.uk/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/careersandskills


Succeeding at Warwick Student Careers and Skills also host events, workshops and resources targeted to each cohort to help you improve your key academic, personal and professional skills to support your degree success. A variety of programmes and awards are available and you can find details here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/skills
Your future If you want to find out what others who have studied your degree in the past have gone on to do. See: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/careers/options/gradstats


During your time at Warwick you can be enhancing your employability through becoming engaged with university life through clubs and societies. Part time work, volunteering and internships can also make you stand out to potential employers. If you take an unpaid internship you may be able to get funding from the university for the period of the internship (up to 2 weeks). You can find out about the Work Experience bursary scheme here http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/careers/workexperience/bursary/


Try to come along to events organised by Student Careers and Skills, Careers Fairs are a particular highlight of the year and you can find out about them at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/scs/whatson/fairs/
Student Careers & Skills run workshops throughout the year to help you develop your application and interview skills, meet employers and to explore your career options. These are advertised on myAdvantage (https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/)

b. Student Careers and Skills The Student Careers & Skills team offers a wide range of online resources, workshops, 1:1 advice, employer presentations, careers fairs and a student helpdesk accessible in person, by email and phone. Student Careers and Skills support and empower students in navigating their way through their time at Warwick, making the most of the opportunities available, choosing between the many doors that a world-class education can open and making a successful next step.

* Access events, workshops and resources targeted to each cohort to help improve their key academic, personal and professional skills;
* Develop self-awareness, the ability to reflect and ways to successfully articulate their range of skills and experiences in order to tell their unique story on applications and in interviews;

* Explore where their journey can take them next, be it a job or further study. Expert advice & guidance is available from dedicated Careers Consultants and online resources, as well as bookable workshops and events

* Get Experience via The Experience Pool containing 8000+ paid or volunteer roles on and around campus including the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) and Warwick Volunteers, as well as the myAdvantage portal comprising online job and internship adverts from top Graduate employers, SMEs & Charities.


Each academic department has designated a Careers Consultant who can provide discipline-specific support for students and information for departmental handbooks and websites. This can include, for example, 1:1 advice in the department, support for alumni events, and discipline-specific information sessions (e.g. ‘What can I do with my degree in English’). More information can be found at (http://warwick.ac.uk/careersandskills).