As a distance learning or overseas student, we understand you have completely different needs than an on-campus student.
Specialist Advice and Guidance
We will tailor to your individual needs and can help you with LinkedIn and networking, strategies to help with internal promotions, salary negotiations and much more. Not to mention the things you expect from a career service such as CV and Cover Letter checking, help with job applications, case studies, practice interviews, and so on.
We encourage students to book a 1 to 1 appointment with one of our career professionals to tailor a personalised career plan designed specifically for you. We work with you to support you in your future career. Together, we can develop a winning strategy to take your career to the next level or to help you open doors to a wide range of potential employers in a competitive employment market.
We will do our best to fit around your schedule and time zone. Email us today, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment via Zoom or similar web technology.
Events and Workshops
The Careers in Business team host a number of career related workshops and employer events throughout the academic year, with the majority of these event being held virtually through Zoom or Teams. You can find a full list of events and workshops on our Events and Workshops intranet page.
We understand that our distance and overseas students may not alway be able to attend our live sessions, so we will record these sessions for you. All recordings can be watched on our Events and Workshops Catch Up page, allowing you to catch-up on anything you may have missed.
Applying for jobs - CV's and Covering Letters
Download our CV guide which contains sample CVs including a one page CV: Careers in Business CV Guide. A two page CV is standard for the UK, however; if you are aiming for a job in an Investment Bank or consulting firm, then a one page CV is frequently preferred.
Upload your CV into our customised CV Checker platform. ** Get started with our User Guide. CV Checker is a unique CV platform which provides you with access to instant and personalised feedback online and customised suggestions for CV improvement.
Need to write a covering letter? Our Sample covering letter can help get you started. It should answer the following: Why you want to do the job, why you want to work for that company and why you make a good candidate for the role.
Online Career Resources
To further support our distance learning or overseas students we subscribe to a range of online resources which give you exclusive access to career and internship resources designed to support you with your global career exploration:
- LinkedIn Learning – access to over 13,000 professional courses, developed by industry experts
- GoinGlobal – international resources with country-specific information, jobs, and internships
- Highered Portal – Jobs, Masterclass videos, country guides
Keeping in touch
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What our students say...
"Having completed my Distance Learning MBA with the University of Birmingham, my advice to you would be to get in contact with the careers team as soon as possible. No matter if you know what you want to do or if you are simply interested in knowing what career paths are available for you, they can support you with your own journey. The Careers in Business team provided me with vital insights from their experience of working with potential employers. This gave me an outside point of view which ultimately helped me identify which organisation best suited my personal interests and ambitions. It has been a year since I joined my current organisation, and I have enjoyed every moment of it."
- Alexander Pitharoulis, MBA Distance Learning
"My experience was great, from the CV preparation stage to the business case interview stage, I had the support necessary to achieve each milestone. The business cases preparation helped me gain in confidence and I am very happy to have had Lisa as a coach, pushing me to perform better!"
- Mariem Akrout, DL MSc International Business
"During my part time study at the Univeristy of Birmingham I made the decision to change my profession. Having excelled in my current profession, I was unsure where to start. My careers consultant in the Careers in Business team gave me the support to believe that nothing was impossible; they encouraged me and provided personal guidance throughout to achieve my goal. It was an excellent experience for me."
- Kanika Barman, MBA Distance Learning
For further information...
You can access our online resources via our Careers in Business intranet page