One-to-One Careers Guidance

We offer 15 minute discussions (ideal for CV/ job application checks) and 30 minute careers guidance appointments. During term-time there are extended opening hours on Tuesdays with appointments available until 7.30pm. 

Virtual Careers Adviser Service

This confidential email enquiry service is available to students and graduates of the University of Aberdeen. Using our e-query system allows them to submit queries via the Careers Service website and access responses at a time convenient to them.

Information

The Careers Service website has a comprehensive Resources section, which allows students to search for information on a wide range of career planning topics, including job types, options with their degree discipline, statistics on graduate first destinations and current labour market trends. In addition, there is a library within the Careers Service area on the 2nd Floor of the Students' Union Building. Students can find information on occupations, further study, work experience and making effective job applications.

Careers Education 

Career Development

Find Your Direction (ED2550) is delivered by the Careers Service and explores areas, such as career planning, skills development, work experience, career options and making applications. It is very practical and includes contributions from employers. ED2550 is available university-wide and is offered as a 15 credit, enhanced study course for second year students.

Online Professional Skills Courses: A suite of 0-credit Professional Skills courses for undergraduate students covering a range of careers and employability topics are now available. Watch this short video to find out more:

The suite of courses consists of:

  • PD1001: Professional Skills Part 1, prescribed for level 1 students covering Developing your Graduate Attributes, Equality & Diversity and Health & Safety.
  • PD2001: Professional Skills Part 2, optional for level 2 students covering Presenting Yourself Effectively and Finding Work Experience.
  • PD3001:  Professional Skills Part 3, soon to be available for level 3 students covering Career Planning, Graduate Jobs and Further Study.

Each course has a set of prescribed learning outcomes around which the course content has been designed. The courses are delivered entirely online and comprise a range of delivery methods including video, text, audio, drag and drop activities, quizzes, polls and games. Students work through the course materials at their own pace and each course takes a total of around 2-3 hours to complete. At the end of each course students complete a quiz which they need to pass. The quiz can be taken multiple times if necessary, with students being able to continue to access the course materials to help them to prepare.

Students can register for the courses via MyCurriculum or by emailing their name, year of study, subject and the course code to online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk.

Staff interested in discussing ways to encourage their students to engage with these courses, or who would like access to the courses are encouraged to contact the course coordinator Tracey Innes (Senior Careers Adviser, t.innes@abdn.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the services mentioned on this page please contact Sandi Thomson, Deputy Head of the Careers Service.