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NextSteps 2020


NextSteps is here to help you to put your next steps in place after finishing your course and get you moving towards the career you want!

We recognise that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has meant a summer term that has been very different from the one you were expecting, and that the uncertainty the pandemic is creating may have altered the plans and ambitions you had for life after graduation.

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 (e.g. volunteering, placements, part-time jobs, sports clubs or societies)

Your path after Royal Holloway will be unique to you; perhaps you know where your passions lie and you already know what you want, or perhaps you’re still exploring. Whatever your situation, the Careers Service will support you for two years after graduation in getting where you want to be. Now is the time to work with us to take those NextSteps for your future!


Support for 2020 graduates

We are offering additional support this year for our 2020 graduates:

  • LinkedIn Learning - For 12 months from early July, you will have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online employability skills development and networking tool. Check back here for more details soon!
  • Shortlist.Me - an interactive platform which helps you prepare for online interviews and assessment centre tests. More details to follow.
  • Alumni mentoring platform - Connect with alumni who can inspire and support you. Our alumni team are introducing a new software platform to provide an interactive mentoring scheme to provide support, information and contacts from our alumni. 
  • NextSteps Virtual Assistant - Spend five minutes using our online tool, NextSteps Virtual Assistant, for advice and information specific to your needs. Tell the assistant what you want and it will signpost you to information and resources that that meet your needs.


Careers Consultant appointments

Our one-to-one discussions will help you evaluate your skills, explore career ideas and put together a plan that will get you started on a journey towards career success. Once you know what your next step is, our Careers Consultants can check your job applications, CVs, cover letters or personal statements for further study. All appointments are available online over the whole summer! Discover more about Careers Consultant appointments


Volunteering opportunities

As a graduate, you still have access to a range of volunteering opportunities through the Royal Holloway Volunteering Platform. Check out NCVO for your local volunteer centre, and if you’re under 25 years old, why not explore opportunities with vinspired?


Become an alumni coach

Interested in developing your coaching skills? Royal Holloway Volunteering alumni coaches support our current student leaders with future career aspirations and pathways, through to considering their next steps on their student journey or beyond graduation. Support and training is provided with this role. Discover more

Contact us

If you'd like to discuss your plans with our Careers Staff, please click here to make an appointment.

Find a job

Discover vacancies through our Careers Portal

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Further Study

Find out more about further study at Royal Holloway and the discount available exclusively for our graduates!

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Discover careers events available to our alumni for up to two years after graduation


Book a Careers Appointment

Speak one-to-one to a Careers Consultant for advice and guidance

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Online Resources

Discover lots of online resources for you to access.