University is such an exciting chapter of your life, but it is understandable that we as students often fear what comes next. You may potentially be thinking about further study, with a Masters or a PhD, or possibly already looking at a graduate job. Whatever your plans, whether you know what you want to do or not, you can get so much support from the University. Warwick ranks first in the High Fliers 'The Graduate Market in 2017' report, ahead of Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and more, and were third place for the previous two years. There are two weekly careers services in the Oculus:-
Job Search Advice outside Oculus 1.09 Drop in Monday - Thursday, 8.30-10am, 10am-12pm and 12-2pm
This service offers application support, CV and cover letter reviews, interview support and job search support.
Friday Focus inside Oculus 1.09
Bookable via myAdvantage, Fridays at 12-1pm and 1-2pm
A short overview of the basics of effective applications and CV’s and individual support.
There are many programs at Warwick to provide experience to students preparing for work. The Chemistry department offers the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) to provide a bursary and skills development training to support undergraduate students who wish to carry out a summer research project as an addition to a degree course. It is open to students from first year, up until their final year, and is important to find an academic with similar interests who can support your project before the deadline in January. The best time to find them is ASAP, best before Christmas so that you can work on your application together.
If you’d like to try your hand in another area, there is the Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme (WUIP), which offers learning and development support from Student Careers and Skills for final year students across the span of 6 weeks. It gives you a chance to see how the University works from behind the scenes and you can register your interest online. Further opportunities can be found via the Vacancies and Events tabs on the MyAdvantage website linked below!
Written by Lisa Kitsz and Zena Choi