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Student Careers & Skills Helpdesk

During the Christmas vacation our helpdesk phone line on 024 76524748 will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

If we are not able to answer the phone during these hours, please leave a message including your name and telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible or alternatively email us on careers@warwick.ac.uk

Job Search Advice appointments will also take place in the Learning Grid, University House on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12.00 and 2.00pm. Please book these via myAdvantage.

Please note that Student Careers and Skills phone line will be closed on Thursday 13 December for the afternoon and from Monday 24 December until Tuesday 1 January inclusive. We will open again on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Our comprehensive range of career activities will enable you to make the most of your Warwick experience...

Our experienced staff support students and graduates with:
  • Building confidence and self-awareness
  • Developing the skills graduate recruiters look for
  • Advice and guidance on career options
  • Preparing and applying for jobs, further study and work experience
In Oculus (during term time)
  • Short drop-ins for CV and application reviews and quick career enquiries

  • Careers workshops, bookable through myAdvantage

University House Learning Grid 1
  • 30 minute careers guidance appointments- bookable through myAdvantage
  • 20 minute bookable appointments for CV and application reviews and quick career enquiries
  • If you are a WBS student, please access services provided by WBS Careers Plus
Online
  • We provide careers resources and online learning through our website and Moodle courses
  • Events, workshops and appointments are all bookable through myAdvantage our online portal
  • Our Careers Blog
  • E-guidance and Skype for graduates and current students unable to meet us on campus during vacation periods and for part time students during term time
In Academic Departments
  • Appointments ring-fenced for students within Departments – bookable through myAdvantage
  • Workshops and careers activities tailored to specific student needs
  • Access to appropriately qualified, trained and experienced staff, with a range of commercial, industrial, academic and professional experience
  • Our service is impartial- we work with you to explore possible career ideas and support you to achieve your personal vision of career success
  • Take responsibility for planning and managing your own career. You do not need a career idea in order to see a member of the careers team; we can help you to get started on your career planning by exploring with you your hopes, values, strengths and motivations
  • Honour any commitments that you have made with us; turn up on time for the start of events or workshops you have signed up to. Failure to attend two events or appointments will result in temporary withdrawal of bookable services for 4 weeks
  • Have a realistic view of what we can discuss with you during the time available (20 or 30 minutes) and attend appointments on time. If you arrive late then your appointment will be shortened accordingly
  • If you want to discuss your CV or an application please bring a copy to your appointment
  • Give feedback on our services when requested about your experience of the service so we can evaluate and improve our services to you
  • Respond to requests for information on what you are doing after graduation
  • If you think we are doing something well, please let us know
If you are dissatisfied with our services please inform a member of staff who will try and resolve the matter. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please use our complaints procedure
  • Proof read or spellcheck your applications or CVs
  • Offer unlimited appointments. Autumn term in particular is very busy and it is unlikely that we will be able to offer you multiple appointments. Our aim is to support as many students as we can. However you may attend as many workshops as you require, should there be space available.

Job search advice

Our job search advisers can help with CVs, applications, searching for jobs, interviews and work experience.

Careers guidance

Meet with a careers consultant for an in depth discussion to help you with career planning and career choices.

Ask online

Have a careers based question that you would rather ask online? Click the link below to ask a question via myAdvantage

Interview support

Book a careers guidance appointment if you would like our experts to help you with an upcoming interview.

Book

Who do I see?

We have staff who work with specific departments, find out who is best for you to speak to.

Who to see

WBS students

The WBS CareersPlus team can help with CVs, applications, mock interviews, career guidance and any other queries.

Book

Research students

Training, resources to support your research degree and to help you prepare for your career.

Research Student Skills Programme