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Information for Graduates

We understand that professional, graduate-focused career support is often needed after you graduate. Because of this you can join our Graduate Careers Club to access support and online tools for up to five years after graduation! 

Before you leave Northumbria, you will need to update your details on the student portal to a personal email address on CareersOnline and NU TARGETconnect to access the full service. If you continue your studies with us, you don't need to update anything!

The sections below show you the additional support you can access as part of the Graduate Careers Club. We offer graduate-specific career support and workshops, and work with employers to provide you with opportunities and activities that can enhance your confidence, resilience, skills and self-awareness - and can also show you where to apply for suitable (and even Northumbria-exclusive) graduate vacancies.

The online offer video below shows you how to update your details from 01:43 onwards.

 

 

Graduate Appointments/Mentoring

While searching, applying and interviewing for positions, you may want support from our specialist careers staff. Graduates can take advantage of our appointments and can book specific graduate appointments that are available flexibly so they can fit around typical office working hours. If you are unable to find an appointment at a suitable time, contact us. All of the content below can be accessed on the exclusive graduate CareersOnline theme, but you can also discuss any of these aspects (and more) with a professional adviser.

Help with Looking for Graduate Jobs

Finding professional-level jobs that meet the requirements of your skills and expectations can be challenging. Because of this, we offer online-specific lists of suitable websites/articles and offer appointments that can really make the difference to your graduate jobsearch. From Finding Jobs to Researching Career Sectors, Career Planning to Global Work and Self-Employment, we've got everything covered to best support your ambitions!

Application Support for Graduate Jobs

Did you know many graduate-level jobs have very specific ways in which you apply? From assessment centres, following job specifications and applying using very specific skills and personal qualities - we have a range of support materials available to help you with this and you'll be able to speak to us about your applications at any point.

Access to Graduate / Career Events

We know that entering the graduate job market can be challenging, so offer a range of activites and workshops that are useful for graduates. We will advertise these workshops on our careers events page as well as highlight relevant in-house and external, employer-led events on the graduate-specific version of this website. If you register for the graduate online support you will also receive weekly newsletters with relevant articles, support and vacancies. (You can opt out of these by clicking unsubscribe or changing your profile settings on CareersOnline.)

Transitioning into the Workplace Support

Starting a graduate job can be unique with new challenges and etiquettes to follow. Because of this, we have written and sourced a range of useful articles and content that can help you settle more effectively in a new position. From teamwork tips, making a great start in a job to tips on how to impress your boss and build a strong reputation; we have lots of great content that can get your career off to a flying start!

Postgraduate Study/Career Support

If you want to explore or pursue postgraduate opportunities we offer support for this online and face to face. Our careers staff have extensive experience in discussing postgraduate career pathways and can effectively discuss this with you or signpost you to relevant articles online. All of our postgraduate discussions are conducted in an impartial, confidential and non-judgemental manner and covers all postgraduate pathways including Teacher Training and PhD support.

Continuing Professional Development Support

As a graduate, your career may evolve and start to include new or additional responsibilities. This can encompass having difficult conversations with peers, developing your/others careers and even learning how to apply for promotions or move companies. To help you with this, we have curated a range of great articles you can access to help you develop your graduate career in the short and long term to help you evolve in the workplace effectively.

Student & Graduate Enterprise

If you have a desire to take your hobby and make it a business, run with a light-bulb moment idea, earn a modest living and become self-employed or learn enterprise skills to make you an enterprising employee; our Student and Graduate Enterprise offer within Graduate Futures can help. Graduates can also access support, please check out our dedicated page for more information on how to contact us.

How can I find out what graduates like me have gone on to do?

  • Take a look at the official data for undergraduate courses on each university at Discover Uni. The data is compiled from an annual survey of recent graduates, Graduate Outcomes.  Every year we get in touch with our most recent graduates to conduct the survey. We really appreciate the time you spend completing it. More information on the survey can be found below.  

What else can I do?

  • Use your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)  to reflect upon your achievements and enhance your applications to potential employers or other universities. Check out our HEAR pages for further information.
  • Join your Northumbria Alumni Association and network, keep up to date with all the latest alumni and University news and ensure that you retain the lifelong connections you made whilst studying with us.

I am an international graduate, what can I do next?  

Graduate Outcomes 

Graduate OutcomesA new national survey launches in December 2018, to find out what graduates are doing 15 months after leaving university. Graduate Outcomes replaces the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, and is delivered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The results feature in national league tales and help current and prospective students plan their careers. Graduates in the survey will receive an email from HESA on behalf of Northumbria University with an invitation to complete the survey online. This may be followed up by phone from IFF Research.

The data collected is important to Northumbria, so please help us by completing the survey when you are contacted to do so, and by keeping your contact details up to date via the Alumni Association.

Please see the website for more information about Graduate Outcomes.

 

 

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