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Thinking of coming to Royal Holloway?


Royal Holloway graduates go on to do some amazing things. With a lot of hard work - and a little help from the Careers & Employability Service - you could too.

Throughout your time at Royal Holloway the careers service will provide you with opportunities to build your skills and learn about the many opportunities open to you.

Get involved with...

  • Careers fairs: Come and meet employers face-to-face. We even have a part time jobs fair twice a year, if you're interested in working while you are at university.
  • Expert one-to-one careers advice from friendly advisors. Ask us anything careers related or get your CV or application checked.
  • Jam-packed themed careers weeks such as "Creative Careers Week" and "Finance Week"
  • Practice interviews and high quality psychometric tests to get your skills up-to-scratch
  • Fun workshops and talks covering everything from finding a job to choosing a career
  • Departmental workshops and talks with careers advice focused on your subject
  • A careers library with books and DVD resources handpicked by our careers consultants
  • Passport is an innovative scheme to get you involved in extracurricular activities
  • Plenty of online advice. Why not take a look at our careers page for first years?

What do students think?

About the careers team

"The advisor made me feel as though she understood my passion for my career aspirations and in turn I felt confident of my choices." (Biological Science student)

"Staff have always been approachable and it feels like I'm having a chat with a well-informed friend about my choices." (Biological Science student)

"I have found the staff helpful and knowledgeable about the roles I was interested in applying for." (BA History)

"The individuals I spoke to were always friendly, encouraging and truly helpful." (BA Media Arts)


About the advice given

"In my opinion, students should use the service as not only do you get access to help sheets; graduate magazines and advice, which is all free of charge, but I believe that some of the advice I received gave me an edge in subsequent interviews." (BA History)

"My advice to anyone who is serious about job hunting is to go and speak to the careers service – your confidence and employment prospects will skyrocket. I think the best thing about it is the individual attention you receive" (BA Management)

"The most helpful aspect of the careers service was a practice interview I had, where I was given advice that helped me succeed at the interview stage. Following this stage, I was invited to the assessment centre stage, where again - the help from the Careers Service was available. All the support and advice I got from the Careers Service really made a difference and helped me get the job I actually wanted." (BA Management)


About the events, fairs and workshops

"I was happy with the event as it gave me a good insight into Financial Journalism and what it involves" (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)

"It was definitely very helpful in expanding my horizon in terms of career prospects. (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)

"It is very difficult to come by this experience elsewhere." (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)

"It made me aware of the application process and the key skills which prospective employers look for." (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)

"Great speakers, good tips." (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)

"I learnt a variety of routes available and the kinds of career opportunities available to graduates" (Royal Holloway Undergraduate)




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