Careers support for 2019 LJMU graduates
Careers support for 2019 LJMU graduates
Whether you are a final year undergraduate or postgraduate student, there is a wealth of careers and employability support available to you both in the run up to graduation and beyond.
As a graduate of LJMU you have free, lifetime access to careers and employability support. LJMU’s expert, friendly staff can help you with your next step, whether that is securing a graduate-level job, undertaking postgraduate study, starting your own business, or something else entirely. We are also available to help you progress your career in the coming months and years.
If you need support, either prior to leaving or at any stage post-graduation, call into a Careers Zone (at Aldham Robarts Library, Byrom Street or IM Marsh Library), phone 0151 231 2048/3719 or visit the Careers website. In the Zones, you can book a one to one appointment with an adviser for help with your career options, application forms, personal statements, CVs, interviews, postgraduate applications or any other careers-related matter.
Careers Zone 24/7 – switch to a graduate account
You can continue to access Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s digital careers platform, for life after you graduate. Before you leave, switch your account to a graduate account via the ‘My Profile>Enable Graduate Access’ link of the platform. This will ensure you will still be able to access our jobs board, which lists graduate jobs, placements and LJMU internships, as well as all of the tools, assessments, videos, guides and resources to help you secure the future that you want.
The Careers Team are running a two ‘Career Kickstart’ programmes in May to help to get students who are graduating this summer ready for the job market. Whether you know what career you are looking for or are still undecided, the two-day programme will guide and support you through a comprehensive programme of workshops, one to one support and networking opportunities designed to get you ready for the recruitment process. Career Kickstart will take place on the following dates:
- Thursday 9 May – Friday 10 May, Redmonds Building, 9.30am-4pm
- Tuesday 14 May – Wednesday 15 May, Byrom Street, 9.30am-4pm
To book a place visit our events booking website or email email@example.com for more information.
Careers fairs, workshops and webinars
There are a range of career and employability workshops and webinars (online classes) which you can attend for now or after you leave LJMU. Subject include how to use Linkedin effectively, how to search for a job, how to complete application forms, how to write an effective CV, how to prepare for interview and many more. To book a place go to our events system (if you are still a student). Alternatively, call 0151 231 3719/2048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org post-graduation.
Starting your own business
Now it is the perfect time to take part in the range of activities the LJMU Centre for Entrepreneurship offers. The team helps students and graduates develop their confidence and leadership potential through starting their own businesses. We do this by providing you with relevant, hands-on training, business advice and funding. We are proudly supported by the Bathgate Group, this support enables us to give grants to student and graduate entrepreneurs through our Bathgate Start-up Fund.
You can get involved in a number of ways, including our Try it Out Workshops, Start-Up Meet Ups, Start-up School and Idealab.
Email email@example.com for more information and to book a place or visit www.ljmu.ac.uk/startup.
Graduate Outcomes Survey
Graduate Outcomes is a national survey, undertaken by a government-appointed contractor, which gathers information about the activities and viewpoints of graduates after you’ve finished your studies. This is a statutory process for all higher education providers and is coordinated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
All university leavers will be contacted approximately 15 months after completing their course so it is important to keep your contact details up to date by registering for LJMU Connect, the university’s Alumni platform.