Services for your students

Services for your students

Through our inclusive, responsive and professionally-accredited Careers and Employability service, we provide opportunities for all University of Aberdeen students and graduates to:

  • Explore their options, enabling them to make informed choices about their future through accessible, approachable and effective careers education, information and guidance.

  • Develop employability skills, confidence and experience through innovative curricular, co-curricular and work-related activities.

  • Connect with regional, national and global employers and organisations for work experience and graduate jobs.

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Careers information, advice and guidance

We provide information, advice and guidance to all students and graduates regarding their career planning. We can provide support on a range of topics including: finding work experience, researching specific job types, changing/ leaving their degree, developing their skills, applying for further study, making CVs and applications. 

Whatever stage your students are at with their career planning, from first year to final year and beyond, there are many ways in which they can interact with our professional team, including one-to-one advice and guidance via a range of appointment types.

CV/Application advice and feedback

We have a range of information to help students and graduates create applications that are relevant, focussed and, ultimately, successful. This includes guidance on CVs, applications, psychometric testing, assessment centres and different types of interviews.

We also offer feedback on CVs, covering letters, personal statements, application forms and online profiles via our feedback appointments or our Virtual Adviser.

Developing skills

Students can get involved in a wide variety of co-curricular and other activities while they are at university, including the Career Mentoring Programme and the bp Student Tutoring Scheme. These offer a chance to maximise their employability by developing their skills in addition to those developed through their studies. Selected co-curricular activities are also recorded on their Enhanced Transcript.

Jobs and work experience

We offer a range of opportunities for students and graduates to connect with employers, including volunteering, internships, graduate jobs, careers fairs and workshops.

We also advertise part-time jobs, internships, graduate jobs and other opportunities on our CareerConnect system. Students and graduates should be encouraged to update their profile on CareerConnect and opt to receive regular email alerts of new opportunities specific to their preferences.

Staff members are also welcome to register for CareerConnect to receive vacancy information.

Support for graduates

University of Aberdeen graduates are welcome to access the full range of our services, as and when they need them, for as long as they need them. Alongside one-to-one advice and guidance via a range of appointment types, we also offer programmes and resources designed specifically for graduating students.

Useful resources

We have a extensive, searchable database of over 3000 career planning resources on our website providing information on job types, options with degree disciplines and a variety of other topics. We also offer a series of mini online career courses (developed by us) that cover topics such as online profiles, making applications and preparing for interviews.

We also have a physical library within the Careers and Employability Service area on the 2nd Floor of the Students' Union Building with books, reference materials and take-away items.