Your career starts here

Whilst career planning might seem like a daunting task, there is a multitude of help available that can identify and provide the support you need. Whether you are clear on your career goals, or unsure of where to  begin, we are here to support you at every step of your journey towards employment.

Here are our top 5 tips on how to get started:

1. Stop by the GGE careers notice board

Career Events and Future Direction Sheets, along with other important careers information is provided on the ground floor of the William Smith Building, opposite the main lecture theatre (WS0.06) by the seating area.

Future Direction Sheets provide information on the career options available through your degree. They detail key employability statistics and related to your degree and highlight relevant careers, the skill-set you gain from studying your degree and how they align to degree specific jobs.

Antonia Law 2. Contact your career tutor

Dr Antonia Law is the GGE Careers Tutor and is available for consultation regarding careers. Appointments can be made via email.

3. Visit the University Careers and Employability Centre

Careers and Employability provides a wealth of online information and guidance on careers. There is also a variety of useful resources including advice with careers planning, self-assessment and links to arrange meetings with career advisors

4. Attend career specific events and engage with employers

Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, Careers and Employability host a range of events from careers lectures, drop-in,  one –to one sessions, career fairs,  workshops covering careers related topics such as CV writing, LinkedIn, and internships.

Careers and Employability provide ample opportunities to engage with employers. These opportunities are particularly beneficial for helping you to learn more about the employment sector and the skills that employers seek.

5. Improve your employability through an Internship

Internships are an increasingly important way of gaining work experience, skills and an understanding of the career you may want to follow. Here is a very useful Internship Toolkit covering all of the things you need to know about finding, arranging and completing an Internship.

For further career inspiration, view the career achievements of past Keele students on our prospectus pages, or browse the below career sites:

Earth Science & Geography Careers Web Sites
The Green Jobs Network of Websites

The Green Jobs Network of Websites consists of specialist job boards that are wholly dedicated to recruitment in the green sector. They are user-friendly websites offering registered candidates a highly flexible and easy to use interface. The websites are as follows;

General Career Links

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