Student views

Have you used the careers service?

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Yasmon Hussain

Early Childhood Studies 2016

“I just wanted to say thank you for helping me prepare for my interview for the learning mentor post. It really helped as I got the job and start on Monday!! So thank you so much for your support. “

Daniel Green

Daniel Green BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'Before I graduated, and throughout the process after returning to the UK, the Careers Service was exceptionally helpful. I received advice and mentorship to help me through the process, which definitely kept me on track, motivated me to keep trying, and gave me plenty of practical ideas.'

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Simon Watson

Simon Watson BSc (Hons) Chemistry

PhD researcher, University of Southampton

'What did I gain from using the Careers Service? Interview technique – being able to identify relevant aspects of my experiences and include them in my answers during the PhD interview. I also got help to develop my CV and personal statement for the PhD application. I gained a PhD place, which wouldn’t have happened without my Boost placement. Get a Boost placement!'

James Dickinson

BSc Computing

'The help I have received has been unbelievable, the professionalism, flexibility, and the knowledge of the staff has really helped me to get interviews at some extremely prestigious companies such as the Bank of England and GAC'.

'I achieved a great layout for my Linkedin account and a superb CV that was paramount in me securing interviews. I also learnt how to correctly fill out application forms by following the job specifications from the adverts, and also saving the job adverts to a folder on my pc with a copy of any documentation relevant to the post so I have everything to refer too when I get an interview.'

 
 

Andrew Woodhill

Andrew Woodhill BSc Computing

Andrew attended several career workshops throughout his time at university. These included sessions on CVs, job applications and social networking. He recommends that students 'use the Careers Service as early as you can even if you do not know exactly where you want to work. It is a fantastic service and you can use it for two years after you leave.'

Michael Couch

BSC Business Computing

'...I have had a great deal of support since graduating from the University. Constant improvements and upgrades to CVs and covering letters, to help me get across exactly what I have to offer. The support after graduation was a great help in gaining my first role, and then putting together the skills and experience I had gained was key in continuing into my latest role.'

'I now have a job with real opportunity that I don’t think I would have been in without the advice from the careers service.'