Graduate job or further study? We can help you make the right choice for you.
Our handy timeline will help you stay on track.
Sparing that extra hour now could introduce you to your first employer. This is the time they recruit to fill graduate positions, so don’t miss out!
Start considering graduate positions, completing applications and sending them off. Practise interview techniques and try out some psychometric testing, which is often used as part of the recruitment process. Preparation will help you feel more relaxed. Many graduate schemes with big-name employers close before the end of the year, so don’t leave it too late to start searching for opportunities.
Considering further study but not sure what course is right for you? It’s time to get researching! Make sure you keep an eye on application deadlines so you don’t miss out.
Take 30 minutes to make sure it’s all up to date. If you need help, head over to our Resource Library for all the CV help and info you could need.
If you’re headed straight into the job market after your degree, you’ll want to be ready – and that includes interview prep.
We’ve got lots of helpful resources, from advice and video applications to psychometric testing – used by more and more employees as part of the recruitment process. When you think you’re ready, book your mock interview with a Careers Consultant – practice makes perfect!
Still unsure of your post-university path? You're not alone. Plenty of graduates are undecided about their perfect career. Whether you go to work with an SME, consider recruitment agencies or want to know your options, there are plenty of routes to choose from.
You’re focused on exams – we understand. But once you’ve finished them, it’s time to seriously start focusing on your next steps. If you haven’t found a job yet, don’t panic – there will be plenty of great jobs on Aston Futures, as well as other sites. If you’re struggling with anything, make sure to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant
As an Aston University graduate, you have access to the full Careers and Placements service for three years after you leave. That means access to Aston Futures, our team of Careers Consultants, employer events and much more.
You might not know what you want to do after graduating, and that's ok. We're here to support you whether you're sure of what you want to do or you have no idea at all.
It's never too late to gain some work experience. We know you're really busy with your studies, but your final year can be a great opportunity to top-up your CV.