Calling all final year students – we want to help you get hired!
Get Hired is here to help you get your next steps sorted before you graduate and answer that question – what are you planning after graduation?
Deciding what to do after graduation will be unique to you; perhaps you already know what you want to do, possibly you’ve changed your mind from when you first arrived, or, perhaps you know what you’re good at and where your passions lie but are unsure what career will be right for you.
Now’s the time to take those important first steps and get hired!
Find a job, get recruited
Whether you are looking for summer internships, interested in graduate roles or want to get a part-time job, check out ‘Jobs Online’ on the Careers Portal – we advertise up to 2,000 jobs every week with more than 50 graduate scheme opportunities.
Log on, go to the ‘Jobs’ tab and select ‘Job type’ in the drop-down menu.
Attend our events
We runs a range of events throughout the year, from informal workshops that help you master an aspect of the job hunting process like CVs or interviews, to our large-scale careers fairs, sector-focused weeks which see dozens of employers visiting campus to recruit students.
Careers Consultant appointments and CV/Application check appointments
Whatever stage you’re at, the Careers and Employability team can support and advise on the choices available to you. We can help you evaluate your skills, explore career ideas and enact a plan that will get you started on a journey towards career success.
- Log onto the Careers Portal, go to the ‘Appointments’ tab, select the type of appointment and an available timeslot.
- You can also pop to our helpdesk in the Davison Building, email us or phone the team at +44 (0) 1784 443 073.
Meet visiting employers
Hundreds of alumni and employers visit our campus every year to speak about student and graduate career opportunities, and to offer career coaching and top tips. With previous employers including PwC, the Civil Service, BBC, Deloitte and many others, these visits are an invaluable opportunity for you to network with potential future employers and get ahead of the crowd.
Students can book to speak with visiting employers to explore their options in different sectors and for advice on applications in a relaxed, informal environment. Depending on demand, this may be one-to-one or in a small group.
Our Employer in Residence scheme enables you to meet visiting employers in our dedicated employer area in the Careers Centre.
Find out more.
Skill up and prepare to get hired online
There are also many online resources where you can research and prepare for your options at a time and place that works for you:
- Check out our Moodle pages where we have helpsheets, online training and extensive resources
- Discover your prospects! Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the variety of roles in different sectors on their job profiles page. It’s a really good starting to evaluate what’s involved in specific roles and how your skills matter in different industries.
Your career starts here
We know that your journey to deciding what to do after graduation is unique to you. There are lots of activities across the College to help you plan what you want to do in your future career.
Your degree from Royal Holloway will demonstrate your academic qualities and achievements to potential employers. However, employers are also looking for you to demonstrate how you expanded your skills outside of the classroom.
Our graduates tell us that taking part in activities such as volunteering, a placement, working a part-time job alongside their studies or joining a sports club or society has both enriched their experience at university and also provided them with skills that employers are looking for.
Here are just some of the ways for you to evaluate, explore and enact your career options alongside your studies.
Find out more.