Graduates

As a graduate from the University of Surrey, you are entitled to careers support up to three years after you complete your studies and lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, your digital hub giving you 24-hour access for careers appointments and event bookings, jobs and interactive development tools.

Continue accessing our services

To continue to access our services, you will need to update your Surrey Pathfinder account to alumni status. During this process you will need to enter your student number and a non-university email address:

Find a graduate job

There are many opportunities for you to find graduate-level jobs in the UK and abroad. We have unique links with local business partners to offer full-time and permanent roles to our graduates. All the latest vacancies are shown on our online careers portal, Surrey Pathfinder and our Careers Advisers can help support you with your application.

CV, application and interview support

We offer one-to-one sessions to provide you with advice for your application and interview, from our team of professionally qualified careers advisers.

One-to-one appointments

We offer a range of appointment types for you to speak to a trained member of staff:

Quick queries 15-minute appointments suitable for CVs, cover letters or a simple career-related question.
Guidance and mock interviews Longer appointments suitable for more in-depth discussions about career plans or interview practice.
Information sessions You can speak to the team about our online career resources and publications.

Book an appointment

You can book an appointment online. You are entitled to a maximum of one appointment per working week (this does not include information sessions). If you are not based in the local area, telephone appointments are available to you.

Mock interview practice

We conduct mock interviews to give you an opportunity to practise your interview skills. This includes practice answers to typical interview questions and constructive feedback. 

Personality and psychometric tests

Some employers will ask you to complete personality and psychometric tests as part of an application to see if you match the values and motivations of the roles you are applying for. These are assessment techniques designed to measure a range of human characteristics including aptitude, personality, numeracy, interests and values. We offer a package of online mock tests to provide you an in-depth analysis to prepare you for future applications.

Careers fairs and workshops

Careers fairs

Throughout the year, we put on various careers fairs to give you the opportunity to meet employers:

  • Autumn Careers and Placements Fair (early October)
  • Summer Fair (May)

View our full events listings.

Workshops

The sessions cover key employability skills including:

  • Interview techniques
  • Video interviews
  • Assessment centre workshops
  • Networking practice
  • CV writing
  • Using social media platforms such as LinkedIn to find graduate roles.

View our full events listings.

Resources

We have a host of resources available to you including information leaflets and careers publications. You also have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder your digital hub giving you 24-hour access to careers appointments and event bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools. Use Pathfinder to discover the career that is right for you, develop the skills you need to succeed and dive in with work experience and placements.