Students Staff

Planning your career

Employability events

Job opportunities

Applying for jobs

Placements and internships

Big Essex Award

Starting your own business

International options

Support for postgraduate students

Support for graduates

Generation Essex

Information for employers

Information for staff

About us

Contact us

Support for Essex graduates

Essex graduates continue to get exclusive personal support from our Employability and Careers Centre.

All graduates can access careers support from the Employability and Careers Centre for life.  

“I'm very grateful that I went to a university that doesn't forget about their graduates and aims to provide all the opportunities they can.”
Elsie Dinha, BSc Social Psychology and Sociology, 2015

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

Support for graduates

Essex is for life, so if you need a bit of help or you’re not happy in your current employment you can still access careers support from Essex.

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.

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

Our blog

Twitter

Facebook

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

Male student working on a computer

Start your job search and career development now with the new Essex CareerHub resource. Log in using your regular Essex campus account details to access the jobs board and book on to our events.

Essex Interns

Students walking up stairs

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

Students in class

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.