The Graduate School provides expert, tailored support for Brunel’s postgraduates and early career researchers. They offer a wide range of support and activities, including skills development programmes, workshops and networking events, research prizes and 24/7 study and social facilities.
More graduates are continuing their studies beyond their degree than ever before. There are many reasons why you may have decided to take a Masters or PhD including academic challenge and intellectual curiosity but for many students the motivation is about improving their job prospects, allowing for a change in career direction or waiting for the job market to improve. We understand that a postgraduate qualification represents a considerable investment in your future and that you will want to make the most of your experience as postgraduate student.
The Professional Development Centre (PDC) isn’t just a resource for undergraduates and recent graduates - we provide information, advice and events for postgraduates too. While much of our website is as relevant to you as our undergraduate students, as a postgraduate, you may also have more specialist career needs.
Please click here for sources of CV examples, job hunting resources including career planning, applications, interviews and vacancy sources.
To complement these resources a range of other services are also available for postgraduate students:
It’s important that you begin to start your employment search at an early stage of your postgraduate course (particularly if you are on a full-time Masters course) as the year will go quickly and vacancies are advertised early. A range of employability workshops are delivered in partnership with the Graduate School throughout the year on topics such as CV writing, assessment centres, personality tests and more for Masters and Research students.
Employers are here for postgraduates too
Although many graduate recruiters don’t specify postgraduate qualifications as part of their entry requirements in addition to specialist academic knowledge you’ll be developing highly sought after skills such as project management, research and problem solving. From the second week of October onwards, the PDC organise events where you can meet recruiters and hear about all aspects of graduate job hunting as well as inside information on what it takes to work in their sector.
Individual careers advice
The PDC has a team of Careers Consultants who work with students at all levels of their course at Brunel. We have strong links with different industries and professions and because we work with particular caseloads, we are best placed to ensure you receive the information, advice and guidance that meets your individual needs. Careers Consultants are all accredited with a professional qualification and are constantly researching and updating their areas of expertise.
To arrange an appointment simply click here to book online.