Students Staff

Support for Essex graduates

Graduated with a UG degree in Summer 2018?

Then you need to sign up to Generation Essex, the career support package to help you prepare for life beyond Essex. By joining Generation Essex you will be able to access:

  • Paid internships ring-fenced for Essex graduates
  • Grants for starting your own business or freelancing
  • Support with applying for further study or teacher training
  • Tailored advice from our knowledgeable careers advisers
  • A range of professional skills workshops, networking events and online resources
  • Our monthly newsletter full of useful information about planning your career and how to keep motivated in your search
  • And much more!

Access these fantastic opportunities today! After this, our ongoing advice and guidance is available for up to three years after you graduate and you can still access CareerHub during this time.

Find out more about Generation Essex

"Honestly, thank you so much for Essex interns getting in touch and getting me to apply because this internship has completely changed my life. For me, this internship hasn't just been a great experience, it has literally changed and transformed my life for the better. The skills I have gained, the opportunities I have been given have been out of this world. I can't be grateful enough."
Michael Lane, BSc Biological Sciences, 2017

Support for graduates

Up to 3 years after graduation you can still access careers support from Essex, so if you need a bit of help or you’re not happy in your current employment, get in touch.

Get your CV reviewed, get a careers advice appointment (also offered over the phone or via skype!), get your next job application reviewed or get in touch about interview prep and support. We’re here to help you to take your next step. Email essexgrad@essex.ac.uk or call 01206 87 2494.

CareerHub, the Essex students and graduates jobs board, is FULL of vacancies for graduate jobs and paid graduate internships. If you’re still looking for your dream job then you still have access. Check it as often as you check Instagram and don’t miss a beat. Check CareerHub now.

PS if you’ve not checked CareerHub since graduation just click ‘graduates’ then ‘reset password’ and follow the instructions to access your graduate account. (Your PRID is your old Essex ID e.g. WHEEL12345)

If you are having trouble accessing CareerHub since you graduated please visit our Accessing Essex CareerHub page.

Internal resources

External resources

  • We've teamed up with Careers4Graduates to offer access to their leading job board to support our graduates on your career path.
  • AllAboutCareers - career exploration, jobs and advice.

Graduated more than 3 years ago?

Don’t despair – you are part of the Essex Family. Although most of our resources are for current students and recent graduates, you can still access:

Internal resources

External resources

Your alumni membership

You are part of the alumni community, one of nearly 95,000 alumni in 130 countries.

With invitations to exclusive social and professional networking events in the UK and internationally, alumni benefits including JSTOR access and discounts on postgraduate study, an alumni card for getting in to campus events and a monthly newsletter, Essex is here to support your next steps.

Keep in touch with classmates and network with other Essex Alumni on the University of Essex Alumni LinkedIn group.

Find out more about the Essex Alumni offer and keep up to date with events and the Essex network

Contact us

Employability and Careers Centre

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 872494

Fax 01206 873598

Email careers@essex.ac.uk

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Online community

Alumni online community

As an Essex graduate there are lots of ways to keep in touch, and the best place to start is by registering on our alumni website and making sure your details are up to date.

CareerHub+

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Introducing CareerHub+. Search for jobs and internships, join or upload your modules for The Big Essex Award, create a CV from scratch, upskill yourself, book on to employability events and workshops, find out about Generation Essex, Frontrunners and more from any device.

Essex Interns

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Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.

Research degrees

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Our reputation for outstanding research means that studying your research degree at Essex gives you a chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding.