So exams are over, the dust has settled and you’re about to enter the big wide world. Do you feel ready?
Are you worried about the possible grade of your degree? Are you concerned that your lack of experience may let you down in an interview? Or, do you find yourself wanting to do something else completely different such as; transfer to law, medicine, or enter the teaching profession?
Well, if you’re excited, anxious, terrified or ambivalent about your future challenges, the Careers Service is still here to help. You can continue to receive our full help for up to three years after you graduate. So ENJOY that trip around the world, safe in the knowledge that at a later date we can check your CV, offer you careers advice, etc.
As some of you may be aware, the Careers Service doesn’t just shut up shop for the summer so that we can work on our tans. If you’re in Sheffield, you can call in whenever we’re open to use our resources or get some careers advice. So if you’re coming back to the University for your graduation ceremony, then you might want to make the most of the opportunity to come and see us as well.
But if you’re not in Sheffield, or if you’re working during the week, a lot of what we do is on our website. There are sections of our site on exploring your options, making applications, and finding job vacancies. Go to the ‘Students and graduates’ http://www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students section of the website for these and more. You can also use our ‘Email enquiry service’ http://www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students/emailenquiry. We aim to reply to your query within five working days, although usually it’s quicker than that. Also, from time to time our careers advisers will even use Skype so that they can have a one-to-one conversation with graduates no longer living in Sheffield.
We’re often asked if you can use a University Careers Service closer to where you live, and the answer to that is that it depends. Not all of them offer a service to you if you’ve not studied there, so we always advise contacting them before visiting, to find out what help they can provide.
We hope to see you soon.