Students Staff

Generation Essex - for Final Year Undergraduates

Final year, no idea?

Firstly, don’t panic! Generation Essex is here to help you secure your dream graduate job.

We are bringing you a range of invaluable skills workshops, ring-fenced 1:1 appointments with our knowledgeable careers advisers and a range of fantastic opportunities only available to the class of 2019. Let Generation Essex prepare you for life after Essex, wherever it takes you.

We want to support you through your final year so you are equipped to search, find and secure a graduate role; apply for further study; or create a business plan and apply for funding for your own business.

 Interested? Sign up to Generation Essex today.

Ways Generation Essex can help you

Starting your job search?

Meet with one of the Careers team for 1:1 support with CVs, application reviews, interview support and career consultations.  

Let us also introduce you to Essex Interns. Not only do they create real, paid internships for all Essex students, but they also create incredible paid graduate internship opportunities just for Essex final year undergraduates after you graduate. Help yourself get your foot on the ladder. An internship can go a long way to building your CV and making you stand out from the crowd. And remember, you have extended access to CareerHub for 3 years after you graduate to help you apply for graduate schemes, jobs and internships.  

Save the date: The Careers Fair is taking place on 19 October in the Sports Arena. Meet graduate recruiters face to face and find out exactly what they are looking for, whatever your degree discipline. Keep an eye on Careerhub for more details.

Considering a Masters?

Look no further than your very own Employability and Careers team who can help you find the perfect course here at Essex (you get a discount for this!) or elsewhere. We’ll even guide you through your application and help you find information on funding. Masters support – find out more

Want to teach?

Whether you’ve already secured your route into teaching or not, we are here for you. We have teaching careers experts to help with your UCAS teacher training application and after that, we can help you secure work experience, alternative accreditations if you don’t want to take formal teacher training options and even help you research grants and bursaries to support your training!  

Save the date: The Teaching Fair is taking place on 6 November, 5pm - 8pm in the Silberrad Student Centre. Meet teacher training providers, find out about the application process and get insight into what it's really like to be a teacher. Want to teach? - Find Out More

Setting up on your own?

Got a great business idea or want to start freelancing? We have got so much support for you! Get involved now with the Essex Startups programme while you are still studying and prepare your business plans with support from our experts.

Want to develop your professional skills?

We have an exciting programme of talks and workshops to help you brush up your existing employability skills, learn new ones and get you confident about applying for jobs.  Whether you want to put together a top-notch CV, practice interview techniques or boost your professional online profile, we have the event for you.  

 We’ve even got recruiters from Times Top 100 Companies coming onto campus to give you tips on getting a dream job with them after you graduate.  

You will be able to view and book the majority of our events two weeks before they take place by going to CareerHub.

CareerHub+

CareerHub+ resources are available online to help you build your CV, find job vacancies and even practice your interview technique 24/7 from any device.