When applying for jobs make sure you:
- Know what you have to offer
- Research the company and the job being advertised
- Be clear why you want it
- Research the selection process and prepare for it
- Are aware of application deadlines for graduate training schemes
- Research the practices of the sector that interests you
Self Employment/Student Enterprise
Whilst at Surrey if you would like to try being an entrepreneur or develop your business skills further, the Student Enterprise team offers a range of activities and initiatives. They can advise on sources of funding your business idea or highlight the opportunities available to give running a business a go, often as part of a team in a national competition. The Enterprise Centre and Studio offers office and retail space for running new businesses. A number of events and workshops are on offer throughout the year run in conjunction with Employability and Careers Service and Student Enterprise.
About 5% of graduates take a significant period of "time out" during the 12 months after finishing university. Most will go travelling but some will learn a new skill or fulfilled a long standing ambition, putting their career on hold in the meantime. Explore our information leaflet.
Professional Training is an integral part of life at the University of Surrey and is a fantastic opportunity for all Surrey students providing them with the experience of working life after university. For more information please visit their website
The Employability & Careers Centre can help you with any aspect of looking for a job now and after you have left the University.
Just call in, or phone 01483 689001, or email email@example.com.