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Careers Support

When you need support with your career plan, come in and talk to us. We can help you make the big decisions, enhance your employability and provide you with the right information when you need it. We help you consider your options further in order to make your decision. 

We can help you to: 

  • plan your career.
  • market your skills and experience in your CVs and job applications.
  • perform well at interviews and assessment centres.
  • build up your contacts and networks.
  • find placements, internships or work experience.
  • find and apply for jobs and postgraduate courses.

Careers Information and Job Search Drop-in

Monday to Friday, 1-3pm, during teaching weeks, Student Central, City Campus Library. No appointment needed. Find us in the beach hut.
Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm, during teaching weeks,  City Campus East ground floor. No appointment needed. Find us in the beach hut. 

Information Co-ordinators offer practical advice and help to save you time by accessing the careers information you need quickly. 

Get help to:

  • find graduate, part-time and casual jobs in the UK and overseas.
  • look for work experience and voluntary opportunities and get support when you are looking for your placement. 
  • research careers sectors, employers and jobs in more detail. 
  • generate new job ideas.
  • explore related jobs within a sector.
  • compare your existing skills to those required by the jobs you are considering. 
  • get ready for interviews, psychometric tests and assessment  centres with information on what you can expect and how you can prepare. 

We also provide feedback on CVs and covering letters, LinkedIn profiles and personal statements. Speak to us when you're ready to get started. 

Careers Guidance Drop-in

Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, Student Central, City Campus Library. During Assessment and vacation weeks, Monday to Friday 1-4pm. Speak to Ask4Help to get added to the list. 

Careers Advisers offer confidential advice and help you to make informed choices on your future and to realise your career plans. 

Get help to:

  • explore wider career opportunities by reflecting on what is important to you.
  • think through a change of direction in your career planning or course and consider the implication of your decisions. 
  • discuss your disability and whether disclosure and reasonable adjustments at work would benefit you. 
  • create a career action plan for getting into your chosen area. 
  • improve your applications and personal statements for graduate jobs and postgraduate study. 
  • prepare for, and improve your performance at, interviews and assessment centre.
  • develop an effective job search strategy. 

We also provide feedback on CVs and covering letters, LinkedIn profiles and personal statements. Speak to us to enhance your applications. 

Booked Appointments 

Booked appointments are available via referral only. Careers Advisers can refer you from Drop-in for a 45 minute appointment for more in-depth guidance or interview and assessment centre practice. Arrangements are slightly different for courses based at Coach Lane Campus and London Campus (see below). We cannot book appointments by email.  

Support on your programme

Careers Advisers work with Academics on your course to embed employability.

Students based at Coach Lane Campus

A Careers Adviser is available for 1-1 support at Coach Lane University Library. To arrange an appointment, speak to Ask4Help in-person or telephone 0191 227 4646.

Students based at London Campus

A Careers Adviser is available at London Campus. Students can email directly with questions and book appointments by emailing Your Careers.

Support when you graduate

There's no time like the present and you should make the most of our services while you study.  We do offer access to Drop-ins and Pit Stops once you graduate. Our page, Information for graduates has full details.

 

Self-help resources

Access a range of resources to help you with your career planning, research, job search strategy and applications. Find information on student and graduate jobs and further study in the North East, UK or internationally.

  • Books - a collection of career resources is based at City Campus Library and limited stock at Coach Lane Campus Library. Reference copies are available along with items you can borrow on your smartcard. 
  • Careers Online (opens in a new window) - resources on a variety of topics, including CVs & Job Applications, Interviews & Psychometric Tests, Job Hunting, Explore Options & Further Study, Research Careers Sectors, and Global Careers.
  • JobsOnline - sign up to view part-time, casual, graduate and volunteering opportunities. Registering is quick and easy and you’ll receive job alerts for new postings direct to your inbox.
  • Careers events - discover what’s now and next in the jobs market by visiting our careers fairs, Careers Workshops on Wednesdays and employer talks. Find out about the culture of an organisation, meet recruiters face-to-face and stay one step ahead. 

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