Whether you’re looking to stay in the UK or return to your home country after completing your degree at LJMU, the Careers Team is here to support you. Take a look at the information for your level of study for some useful tips for what to focus on this year, and also check out the links below for additional ideas on how to make the most of your time as an international student at LJMU:
Join a club or society
JMSU (Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union) offers a wide range of student groups, which provide great opportunities for you to meet students from courses across LJMU, make new friends and practise your English outside of an academic setting. The International Society is also popular with LJMU’s international students.
Looking to improve your English?
The Study Support Team at LJMU runs a programme of free English language courses throughout the academic year. Contact the Team on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Advice for international students
Don’t forget the international adviser within LJMU’s Student Advice and Wellbeing Team can help you with any queries relating to visas. Contact the adviser on 0151 231 3673 or email@example.com for further information.
How we can help:
- Our Careers Zone 24/7 range of digital careers tools gives you round-the-clock access to careers news and information. You can also explore opportunities to work overseas through the Goinglobal database, which includes country career guides, employer directories and more.
- Download a copy of our mini-guide on careers support for international students from our careers website, which includes further information about securing work experience and graduate roles in the UK and your home country.
- Keep an eye on our events pages for details of upcoming workshops and sessions, including our international students careers event.
- Our Careers and Employability Advisers can provide you with one-to-one support with your individual queries on career planning and applications for jobs and internships at home and in the UK. Call into your nearest Careers Zone or phone us on 0151 231 2048/3719 to book an appointment.
I booked an appointment at the Aldham Careers Zone at the Aldham Robarts Library where one of the Employability Advisers recommended several improvements to my CV and new opportunities I should consider. One of them was going to my local networking events, and I was surprised how many of them are in Liverpool for business and digital marketing professionals. I met my future manager at the very first event I went to.
Working in LJMU’s International Recruitment Department as a Student Advocate, as an International Experience Rep in Liverpool Student Union, and a part-time job with Sollertia (an outsourced accountancy company in St Helens) managing their social media accounts have all helped me to build up strong experience to add to my CV alongside my academic qualifications.
I undertook a placement at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to participate in a research project and also assisted one of my lecturers with her research by completing a literature review for a project, which both looked impressive on my CV and were useful to discuss in my applications for postgraduate study. Meeting students from other degree programmes at LJMU and making friends from outside my course through being a student advocate and my involvement in the International Society and Islamic Society really helped me to feel more at home in Liverpool.