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Careers advice

The PDC has a dedicated team of expert Careers Consultants who work with students throughout their time at Brunel and up to three years after they graduate. Our Consultants are all professionally accredited and are constantly researching and updating their areas of expertise. As members of a professional association, the Careers team also has access to a network of guidance practitioners across the country.

Introduction

Who is my Careers Consultant?

Each subject has an assigned Careers Consultant, based on their experience and expertise in that area. Visit our Meet the Team page for more information.

How can I book an appointment with my Careers Consultant?

Appointments can only be made through our online booking portal. There are two ways that you can talk individually with a Careers Consultant – either through a Quick Query or a Careers Appointment.

Quick Query

Sessions normally last for up to 15 minutes and are only bookable on the day. They are covered on a rota basis and a typical discussion may include:

  • CV, application or cover letter review
  • Skill development opportunities – the Ready programme and Brunel+
  • Work or study internationally
  • Postgraduate study
  • Work experience or internships

Careers appointments

If you have a specific enquiry about options related to your subject or would like a little more help, you may find it more useful to book a 30 minute Careers Appointment to see the specialist Careers Consultant for your subject. You can choose the email, Skype or 'phone option when booking if you're not able to visit campus.

Typical queries

What are my career options?

Do you know what you want to do with your degree? Don’t worry if you don’t know or are still weighing up your options: this is normal. Careers Consultants will help you to identify career ideas relating to your degree as well as your interests, values, skills and experience. If you have a clear idea of where you want to be, we can work with you to develop industry contacts and source work experience opportunities.

I want to get relevant experience

We can advise on how to secure course-related work experience and extra-curricular activity that will enhance your employability as a graduate.

We enjoy strong links with contacts working in a number of industries and professions and are best placed to ensure you receive information, advice and guidance that meets your individual needs.

How do I market myself to employers

We will help you to identify your skills and to articulate these to employers in your CV and applications and through interviews and assessment centres.

I'm interested in postgraduate study

We can help you assess the benefits of postgraduate qualifications as well as support you through the application process, including providing advice about personal statements.