Postgraduate Taught Students
Careers Support for Postgraduate Taught Students
According to the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, the main reason students choose to study at master’s level is to improve their career and employment prospects. Careers Network works hard to support our postgraduate students to do exactly that.
Whether you are changing career, progressing in your current role, completing a professional qualification or working towards higher level study, we are committed to supporting you. We have skilled and experienced advisers who will help you to enhance your career and make informed, successful transitions to the next stage in your life.
Please see the full range of our services in the tabs below.
Make an appointment
Our team will be happy to see you for an appointment. Find out about the types of appointments and how to book in book an appointment.
Research career options
Learning about different opportunities is an important stage in your career decision making. Our resources help you to consider your likes, strengths and values and will encourage you to research your career.
Develop skills and employability
Employers look for candidates with transferable or ‘employability’ skills. Learn more about what this means and how you can unlock your personal best while you are taking your master’s degree.
Careers Network provides advice and links to futher sources of information to help you find jobs and opportunities.
If your master’s degree is related to a specific profession then it is a good idea to use professional associations to better understand your field and link up with employers. Look at the job profiles on the prospects website to see which professional associations are linked to your career area.
Careers Network organises many events on campus where you can meet employers.
Watch out for our Autumn Fair in October, our Spring Fair in February and our Summer Fair in April.
Some of these fairs may seem targeted at undergraduate students, but don’t let this stop you from attending. Meeting employers face to face is an excellent opportunity to better understand their work culture, values and the opportunities they offer. Alongside large, well-known organisations there will be smaller business attending that you might never have considered.
Our resources support you through every stage of the application process. We can help you to prepare your CV and covering letter and assist you with writing effective, tailored applications.
Employers often use psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. You can prepare for these using our free practice tests (log in using your Lboro user name and password.)
When you get an interview be sure to book in for a mock interview with one of our careers consultants. This can make a real difference to your confidence and performance.
Access support for international students
Welcome! If you are studying here from another country you will find that we have careers support tailored for international students.
You might find the information about visas and immigration helpful. We regularly hold events and sessions designed to help international students so watch out for these throughout the year.
Get careers help if you're not on campus
We know that postgraduate students complete their studies in different ways, including part-time and distance learning. We are always happy to see students face-to-face in appointments, workshops and events but we recognise that this does not suit everyone.
To ensure you get the careers support and information that you need, we offer:
- A comprehensive website with advice and guidance on career development and making applications
- An online toolkit to aid self-reflection and preparation for employer tests (use your Lboro user name and password to log in and view the tools available)
- Extensive job search tools
- Email, Skype and telephone advice appointments
Meet the careers team
Our Careers team are here to help you throughout your studies. You can book appointments over the telephone, online or face to face in the Bridgeman building.