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Careers & Employability

At the University of Southampton, we believe in providing our students with skills, experience and opportunities to help in acquiring a future career.

Through our Careers and Employability service, you are given guidance and support throughout your studies and including post-studies for up to three years after graduation.

Each faculty provides ample opportunities to get involved in a wide range of programs that can help towards gainful employment. Find out more below.

Politics and International Relations

Our world–class academic staff provide our students with the highest level of tuition and support throughout their studies across the University's Highfield Campus. We are proud that our students go on to have successful careers in a range of positions in the public and private sectors including government departments, think tanks, security analysis, political and financial marketing, campaign organisations and NGOs. Our current alumni work in diverse roles including political representatives, political advisors and senior civil servants in government, risk and data analysts, entrepreneurs managing start-ups in the private sector and campaign and project managers directing NGO work in the third sector.

Enhance your employability

We recognise that securing a career on graduation is very important to you. To help you achieve your initial objectives, we encourage you to take advantage of all the resources available thorough our Division and the University.

Our role is to point you in the right direction, so you gain the skills you need to make the successful transition into work. The University provides:

My course (and Southampton's careers service) has helped me enter the 'real world' with my head held high!

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