For Academic Advisors

Academic advisors may not be fully aware of some of the opportunities available both within and outside the School of Chemistry. The following includes the list of activities and opportunities advisors can make students aware of depending on their year of study. This page can also be used as your guide to provide academic advice to the students. 

Employability Events Email

The Employability Intern sends out key dates of events which are beneficial to all year groups. This is sent out every week on Monday.

Alumni Event

In the School of Chemistry, two alumni events take place per year. They occur at very early stages of Semesters 1 and 2, often being a speed networking session amongst 10 or more alumni. An example is the ‘Meet The Professionals’ event.

First year students should attend these events to become aware of the career options available after graduation and roles available within various organisations. Second and penultimate year students should attend to prepare themselves for graduation, asking about company’s corporate values, interview tips, and other information that will be advantageous to them. Final year and PhD students will have opportunities to ask about potential roles offered specifically for graduates and experienced researchers. Alumni invited include professionals from Big 4, multi-national firms, local companies, and a wide variety of companies.

There follow some helpful suggestions of various points that students at different stages should consider in order to enhance their employability.

First Year Students

Second and Penultimate Year Students

Final Year Students

PhD Students

  • Monitor your plans and progress on eProg
  • Take on some teaching alongside your research
  • Look into postgraduate internships
  • Attend the PhD Pathways event, June
  • Consider the academic career options available to you
  • Look for vacancies on CareersLink

Careers Guide

There are multiple copies of careers guide both online and in hard copies within the School of Chemistry and the Atrium. These explain fundamental aspects students will have to consider at different stages of application, from CVs to Assessment Centres.

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