We are a small, professionally-qualified team of advisers who work closely with academic staff, employers and other services to offer you free, high quality careers information, advice and guidance service. Meet the Careers and Employability Service Team.
For up the duration of your course and up to 3 years after you graduate from the University of Cumbria, you have access to:
• One-to-one advice and guidance
• A free online Job Shop – register at http://cumbria.prospects.ac.uk
• Careers fairs and employability events
• Practical workshops as part of your course, as part of our events programme and on our Careers Blackboard site
• The Career Ahead Award
• Careers and further study information – online through blackboard and in the campus libraries
We aim to be flexible so let us know what works best for you:
advice by email (good for quick queries, CV or application feedback)
advice and guidance in person, make an appointment by email or at the library desk where you study
CV drop ins, find out more at your library front desk
advice and guidance by phone or Skype
What students and graduates say:
"The sessions I have attended really have changed my life – I’m now on the career ladder! In a permanent job! Which is (as I have found out) a very hard task!"
"Just thought I would drop you a quick email to let you know I got onto the PGCE. Thanks for all your help preparing for the interview."
-Contemporary Applied Arts Year 3
"Thank you for a really fantastic event today! It has been really beneficial and I feel like I learnt a lot!"
-Occupational Therapy student Year 3
"The meeting was very helpful in challenging me to expand my scope for job hunting. I didn't really know what to expect or what I wanted to get out of the session but talking to you about what I am currently doing and thinking of, plans for the future has made me feel more positive about my career. It helped me to focus on what type of career I would like and how I can make the most of my current skills and experience when presenting my CV. Talking about approaching prospective employers was also interesting as I realise that by contacting them directly and offering them a CV tailored to a particular work setting, I expand my chances of finding the type of job that I am looking for."
-MSc Occupational Therapy student
Three key things
1. We are here throughout the term and in vacation time
2. It’s up to you to get in touch and make the most of what’s on offer
3. Don’t leave your career planning till the last months of your degree
Keep in touch
Read our careers blog, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for all the latest news and update. You can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to current students and recent graduates of University of Cumbria, we offer some services to students considering studying at UoC and graduates of other universities. Email us for more information at email@example.com.