Graduation week is here - a new chapter is about to start for thousands of Sheffield students. Here are three things you can do to help make the transition into non-student life a little bit easier.
1. Visit the Careers Service
Whether your career plans are completely sorted, you have a vague idea of where you're headed or no idea at all, the Careers Service is open throughout the summer. And with appointments available to book throughout graduation week, you can talk through your plans with an adviser, get your CV checked through, research internships and graduate schemes, look for vacancies and much more.
You can use resources in the library weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm (11.00am - 5.00pm Tuesdays). Call the Careers Service on 0114 2220925 to arrange an appointment or book at the reception desk, Level 2, 388 Glossop Road.
"What's important is thinking about what help you need at this stage and doing something about it. Have some kind of a plan, even if it's just for the short term." Pete Lord, Careers Adviser
2. Change your email address on myVacancies
There are loads of graduate jobs and opportunities advertised on our myVacancies database and you can access them all for 3 years after your graduation. Change your email address to a non-university one before you graduate and get updates from us about what’s out there. The kinds of opportunities available range from placements and internships to graduate roles across a multitude of sectors.
Change your email address by visiting myVacancies.
3. Sign up for the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) How to succeed at: Interviews
We're running this online course from 20th July. Pick up loads of tips and good advice and get ready to nail your interviews.
"This MOOC will help you to: prepare effectively for your interview; decide what to wear; cope with interview nerves; anticipate questions and answer them well; deal with telephone or video interviews; and lots more. There are resources within the course content which you can download for future reference.
"The Careers Service website also has many resources to help you with interviews, including an Interview Simulator* which can help you to gain practice in answering questions." Judith Greenall, Careers Service Information AssistantSign up here: How to succeed at: Interviews
*Contact the Careers Service to get access the Interview Simulator if you've already graduated.
You can find more information from the Careers Service for graduates here.
Find out what resources and support you can use to get your career, and your future, in motion.
And remember, you can keep using the Careers Service for up to three years after you've graduated.*Or until you begin studying at another UK university.