International student? five ways to make the most of your time at Essex

Just arrived at Essex?

Hello and welcome to our global community from your Employability and Careers Centre (or E&CC for short!)

We want you to have the time of your life whilst you’re here. That means making the most of everything that life at Essex has to offer. Remember – there’s more to university life than study alone! Whilst your academic studies are likely to be your main reason for being here, Essex has so much more on offer. So, how can you make the most of your time in the UK? We’re here to show you how and offer you a helping hand if you need it.

1: Gain work experiencep23

Whether you’re hoping to stay on and work in the UK after study, return to your home country or work elsewhere overseas, gaining experience whilst you study will enhance your future employability by developing essential transferable skills like problem solving and communication. Come and talk to us about how to find part-time work or volunteer on campus or locally. Need visa advice? Check out our immigration pages.

2: Join a society69206665_mariokartsociety

Meet other students who share the same interests or try your hand at something new. Essex Students’ Union has an extensive selection of societies to choose from so there’s something for everyone.

3: Sign up for the Big Essex Awardbig-e

Showcase all of your extra-curricular achievements and provide concrete proof to employers about just how employable you are. Sign up to the Award or log into CareerHub using your Essex username and password for details of the information sessions we’ll be running throughout the year to help get you started.

4: Get active!3

With over 40 different sports clubs to choose from at Essex, there’s sure to be something for you! Playing a sport is a great way to evidence skills such as team work and leadership to employers. It’s also a great way to meet people, make new friends and keep fit!

5: Log into CareerHub

Explore what exclusive careers events and employer workshops we’ve got lined up for you this term and browse hundreds of jobs. Log in to CareerHub with your Essex username and password to check out what’s on.student_working_on_computer

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The ultimate guide to work experience



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