Hello! I’m Khrieu (yes I’m sure you are wondering, it’s pronounced kree-er) and I’m the Employability Officer for the Faculty of Science and Health.

I absolutely love being a part of the Employability and Careers Centre team. Looking around our blogger profiles, you’ll probably see that we all say that – because it’s true!  Essex employability is not just about helping you to find a job – though of course that’s a big part of what we do. We also want to help you take a moment to reflect on all your experiences to date, and to see how amazingly talented and skilled you are – and to support you in articulating these to employers.

We’re here to help you explore where your degree can take you, by hosting events that give you a chance to hear first-hand career stories, and sector insights, from Essex alumni and professionals in the areas you aspire to. We’re here to listen if you need to talk through your career hopes, fears and questions, and to shine a light on the resources available to help you make informed career choices. Above all, we’re all committed to helping you get to where you want to be.

I’m excited to be able to share some of the support I’ve mentioned with you via this blog! You’ll probably notice that a lot of my posts focus on disability. That’s because as a disabled graduate (I’m hearing impaired), and Disability Liaison Officer for the Centre, I’m really passionate about helping disabled students to understand just how employable, and in demand, they are.

I’ll also share advice about applying for further study. As a former Admissions Officer (for courses including Medicine) I have a good insight to how institutions select candidates for competitive study programmes, and I’m looking forward to sharing this inside info with you.

Thanks for stopping by my profile – I hope you enjoy my posts! Don’t forget to comment so that we can make sure blog content is relevant, readable, and useful!