Personal career development

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Your career development

We know that improving your career prospects is an important reason for doing a master’s. We provide career development to get you ready for the working world.

Our graduates have an impressive employment record. We will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to feel prepared from the moment you step into the interview room. Our aim is to get you ready for the next step of your professional journey. We include careers support in the timetable for all our MSc courses. You’ll also be able to get involved with a variety of optional career activities during the year. These opportunities will help you enhance your CV.

Your career support

A dedicated careers advisor

You’ll have access to a dedicated careers advisor who will support you through every step of your job search. Through regular personal meetings your advisor will:

  • identify your strengths and interests
  • help you make job applications
  • help you practice interviews and assessment centre activities

Customised career training and workshops

Our workshops cover all aspects of the recruitment process. You’ll get help with:

  • CVs
  • cover letters
  • online applications
  • interviews
  • assessment centres
  • interview practice
  • support for aptitude tests including maths refresher courses
  • skills development workshops

You’ll also improve your teamwork, presentation and networking skills. These are essential for success on your course, for making applications and at work.

Our workshops are delivered by experienced career advisors and graduate recruiters. This will give you give insight into what employers are really looking for.

Industry Insight events

Our graduates return to discuss their career and give advice on working in different sectors. You’ll find out about roles, organisations and company cultures.

  • events cover a range of industries (like supply chain, marketing or HR)
  • find out what working at specific companies is actually like
  • learn what strengths and skills employers are looking for
  • see what sort of companies and roles will suit you best
  • get tips on making successful applications
  • hear about out what it’s like to work in the UK and globally

 

Mentoring

You will have the opportunity to be mentored by an MBA student or MSc graduate. They will have worked in a role, company or location that you are targeting for your job search.

Support for international students

UK support

  • If you want an internship, we can help you find and apply for one to start after your course
  • We’ll provide you with information on getting your work permit sponsored, both on the new points-based system and the Graduate Vias. You’ll get up to date information on where to apply, and how to maximise your success

Support outside the UK

  • We have regular webinars with global employers to promote graduate opportunities. We also run Virtual Careers Fairs focused on different sectors and locations. Meet global employers and get prepared for your international job search
  • We run an International Careers week with the University Careers service.
  • We also organise annual careers fairs and networking events in China and Southeast Asia
  • You’ll benefit from our network of over 20,000 supportive alumni working in over 130 countries worldwide

Support for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is a key theme at Bath. Many University of Bath graduates go on to become entrepreneurs and business innovators.

You can put your entrepreneurial skills to the test with our optional Entrepreneurship Challenge. In a team, you’ll develop a business model. You’ll then pitch your ideas to alumni entrepreneurs and industry experts.

The Students’ Union and Bath SETsquared support student-led entrepreneurial activities. These include:

  • networking events
  • conferences
  • hackathons organised by Bath Entrepreneurs
  • projects aimed at transforming lives and shaping a better, more sustainable world. These are organised by Enactus
  • the University Business Plan Competition.