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Careers Support

Careers Support

Information, advice and guidance


Our mission is to support your career development. We recognise that each student is unique and seek to empower you to explore, develop and implement plans that are meaningful for you.

When you join our university community you can access a range of career development activities. This includes careers fairs, a law fair, sector specific events, employer presentations and workshops. Some law firms host evening receptions for students and events are also organised by student societies like the law and bar societies. Events like these enable you to network with graduate recruiters, explore their graduate opportunities and use the information gained to position yourself for future applications.

Graduate recruiters value the employability skills you develop during your time at university. There are many opportunities to get involved and develop your skill set whilst at Warwick. In addition to societies and clubs, opportunities exist to gain experience via volunteering, work experience and undergraduate research programmes. The Law School provides legally related volunteering and projects. Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) is a collaboration between the School of Law and the Central England Law Centre and LinC projects use public law to address systemic disadvantage and abuse of power. Other departmental initiatives include the Justice Systems Workshops, Death Penalty Project, and Lacuna Magazine.

Careers support includes:

Digital

  • myAdvantage and the Law School online Student Hub for details of vacancies, opportunities, and events - find out how to use myAdvantage to search for opportunities (e.g. internships), events and to book one to one appointments,
  • The Law Careers Blog and the Warwick Careers Blog for term time postings (written by employers, alumni, students, and careers consultants),
  • Careers web resources – careers information and advice available on the Student Opportunity/careers and Law School/careers webpages,
  • Moodle interactive short courses on all aspects of career planning including the Law Careers Moodle.

Group

Centrally delivered careers sessions and law careers workshops including sessions on:

  • Making effective applications
  • CVs and cover letters
  • Interview skills and techniques
  • Assessment centre advice and practise
  • Different routes to becoming a solicitor

One to one support

  • Application feedback from our team of Job Search Advisers to help you develop your application, CV, cover letter and personal statement,
  • Careers guidance with a senior careers consultant to enable you to explore what matters to you and the implications for your unique career journey. The Law School has its own dedicated senior careers consultant – Samantha Brown. Sam offers appointments for law students on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays both face to face and via Microsoft Teams, bookable via myAdvantage (students need to register with the system to book appointments),
  • Brief enquiries – You can contact Sam with any quick queries by email: sam.brown@warwick.ac.uk

Careers web resources: