If you are in the early stages of exploring your options, then there are some general resources that can help you with this process:
CareerHub hosts a range of helpful resources and information to get you started, including:
- Options with your subject
- Self-Assessment exercises to help you gain insight into your strengths and working preferences
- Information about Work Experience
- Vacancies (including volunteering, work experience and part time roles – all relevant for gaining experience whilst studying).
Many of the WWW speakers emphasise the importance of getting involved in Societies and other projects to help you build both skills and confidence.
The main website for the Cultural Industries is Creative & Cultural Skills, whilst ScreenSkills is a good general starting point for media. You will find more targeted resources in the separate guides.
There are literally hundreds of sources of information out there – if you need help getting to the right one please get in touch with us.
Mentoring provides you with support from people who have been in your shoes. Our mentors can help you to explore your career aspirations and options in a supportive and confidential environment.
We also have business start-up mentors who are professionals experienced in starting their own businesses who can talk to you about your business idea and help you get off the ground.
You can find more information on the UEA Mentoring programme page.
The fund is designed to enable eligible students to apply for a fund of up to £1,000 to help with the costs of undertaking a work experience opportunity or other activity to enhance their employability. It may be that the opportunity is unpaid, or the additional costs such as that of travel or accommodation, which might otherwise prevent the experience from going ahead.
The Employability Development Fund seeks to support reasonable expenses incurred in participating in a range of employability activities including:-
- Interview expenses, including purchasing business attire and/or accommodation/travel
- Reasonable subsistence costs
- Accommodation during a period of work experience
- Unpaid work experience, particularly at not – for – profit organisations or in charities
- Work shadowing
- Participation in a research project, mentoring partnership or enterprise opportunity
Students will need to outline how participating in these opportunities will directly contribute to their employability. To find out more about the EDF and other support available, go to the Diversity and Disability Resources page.
You can come and see one of the Career Team on any weekday. At present, all appointments are being offered remotely, but the Service is open and here for you. You can arrange an appointment at Career.Central@uea.ac.uk.
You can come and talk to us about:
- Not having any ideas and wanting to get started
- Researching possible career areas and how to begin
- Researching employers and potential industries
- Challenges/barriers that might make career planning difficult
- Application reviews, advice on CVs and interviews etc.
- Online applications
- Assessment Centre helps
- Masters applications and PhD statements
- Internships and work experience - Pretty much anything else related to careers!