Employers are interested in the skills students develop through student life as well as the academic knowledge gained through studies.
The Department of Earth Sciences, in partnership with the Careers Service, provides opportunities for its students to develop transferrable skills and market themselves effectively for graduate jobs. The Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London, the largest university careers service in Europe.
Students can benefit from one-to-one advice from a Careers Consultant with appointments available in each term. Students also access a wide range of facilities from the Careers Service.
In the first weeks of term the Careers Service runs part-time jobs fair, providing students with access to local employers, and a wide variety of skills workshops throughout the academic year.
The department endeavours to help students to recognise their own strengths, skills and abilities so that they can make strong applications for their chosen job or training course. Advice on careers - including CV writing, completing application forms and preparing for an interview - is provided by the department’s teaching staff, as well as by the College Careers Service.
The department also maintains strong link with its alumni, who are often able to provide advice, contacts and networking opportunities to students.