Careers and your future

During your time as a postgraduate student at Southampton you will discover a wide range of activities aimed at boosting your employability.

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Getting involved in clubs and societies, engaging with volunteering, representing other students on academic liaison committees, participating in postgraduate conferences and undertaking work experience are all opportunities available to you.

Our postgraduate population (over 3500 Masters and 2000 research students) have access to a wide range of resources in each Faculty and through support services. Career Destinations can help you reflect on your experiences and the attributes you have developed to include in your CV and job applications making them relevant to employers. They can also point you towards the opportunities or events which best develop any areas you need to work on.

Across our campuses you will find a range of events targeted specifically towards our postgraduates from skills development sessions, bespoke careers seminars, networking opportunities and panel presentations in association with key employers and alumni. In addition we provide a range of internships geared towards postgraduates including short term project work or consultancy to fit around your studies.

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Careers Advisory Service

Careers Advisory Service

Supporting students at all stages of their university life

"I found it really beneficial to hear such a wide range of speakers from within and outside of academia. They understood where we were coming from and were trying to help us think a bit more broadly about the different skills we've been improving over the course of our research projects."

Jennie Cobley, PhD Candidate in History, discussing a postgraduate careers event