Unlock your Potential with Careers Network
It doesn’t matter what year you’re in, it’s never too early to start thinking about your career plans and what your options are once you graduate. And for those of you whose time at University is coming to an end, we understand you will now be thinking about life once you graduate and what your options are. We’re always listening to your feedback, and one thing you asked for was more opportunities to access careers support.
Our new campaign, ‘Unlock your Potential’ will tell you all you need to know and more about your Careers Network service, available to all students at UoB. Whether you know what you want to do, need support on your first step, or have no idea what you want to do once University has finished, they’re here to support you. We’ll also help bust some of the myths you might have about using a Careers Service at University.
Busting Careers Network myths
I only need to think about using this service when I’m in final year or once I graduate don’t I?
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career path, in fact the earlier you start the better. We know everybody’s at a different stage and Careers Network can help you take that first step to understand your value and what you have to offer.
I’m not sure what I want to do, so there’s no point in using the service right?
If you’ve got questions about your future or don’t know where to start, just talk to Careers Network. They’re here to help you get to where you want to be and will give you the tools and confidence to take on any challenge. They don’t just help you with job hunting, they’re here to upskill you through activities such as the Personal Skills Award (PSA), the Impact Challenge and the Birmingham Project to name a few. The services provided by Careers Network are about personal development as much as securing your dream role.
But what if I don’t want to do something related to my degree, can I still use Careers Network?
Careers Network understands that not all career journeys are straightforward and that’s ok. They can have a chat with you, go through the transferable skills you have got through your course/degree and advise you on your options.
I’ve heard your services are too generic, how will that work for me?
Careers Network offer a range of services and systems tailored to your needs, including online and virtual options. Over 96% of our students who gave us their feedback highly rate the service and we’d love you to discover this for yourself. Careers Network also have dedicated consultants based in each College within the University.
Don’t they just check CV’s though?
Yes, they do. But they also do so much more than that, providing you with the advice, support and skills to get you where you want to be.
Graduating this year
I’m graduating this year, so it's too late for me to start using this service anyway isn’t it?
Definitely not! Go and talk to Careers Network and they will make sure you’re ready for your next challenge. Their support doesn’t just end when you finish University, they continue to offer support even once you’ve graduated - they’re here for you now and into the future.
There’s no graduate level jobs available so what’s the point?
Did you know that Birmingham Graduates are the fourth most targeted graduates by employers? Careers Network have great links to sectors and industries. They’re here to provide you with the tools and confidence to take on any challenge and leave University equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to get a graduate level job. So, no matter what you want to do, they’ll help you get there.
Myth-busting with our graduates
Hear from recent UoB Graduate Hannah Thirlwall, as she busts some of your Careers Network myths.
Your Careers Network
The Team at Careers Network offer a range of tailored services to all students in every year and at all levels (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Some of these include:
- Appointments with a career’s advisor
- Careers events and workshops
- Dedicated support for Postgraduates and international students
- Mentoring schemes
- Work experience opportunities and internships
- Personal Skills Award (PSA)
- Boot camp sessions to help you start your own business
- A digital resource hub providing you with access to all of careers resources in one place, which is available 24/7.
The Careers Network aren’t just for when you’re here at UoB, they’re also here to support you after you graduate. They have great links to sectors and industries – did you know that we are fourth on the list of Universities most frequently targeted by the country’s top graduate employers?
Unlock your Potential, get in touch with Careers Network today.
Unlock your Potential
Part of the ‘Making it Happen’ campaign.