Careers and Entrepreneurship

Graduates

As a Sussex graduate, you have full access to all our services for three years after graduation

Join Sussex Connect!

Sign up for Sussex Connect and find:

  • Exclusive opportunities
  • Tailored events and workshops
  • Regular vacancy updates

In addition, Sussex Connect allows you to connect with other Sussex graduates. Research the global community of Sussex alumni who can give you industry insights and information about their own career paths.

Using CareerHub

CareerHub gives you access to our vacancies database and events programme, as well as careers advice and guidance.

Use Ask a Question to get information and advice by email. Attach your CV or applications for written feedback. We aim to respond to questions within five working days.

You can also book 20-minute appointments with a Careers Consultant. This can be by phone or via Zoom/Teams at the moment. Advance appointments can be booked up to two weeks ahead and on-the-day appointments can be booked from 9am each weekday.

Your student CareerHub account closes when your course ends (end of June for undergraduates). Your graduate account opens automatically, and you will receive login instructions to your personal email address, as you will lose access to your Sussex email.

If you did not receive the email, or have a new personal email address, contact careers@sussex.ac.uk, use our chat service or call 01273 678429.

Latest graduate jobs on CareerHub

Our resources

We have put some online guides together, based on our careers workshops, to help you:

You also have access to some key resources we subscribe to:

  • Big Interview - Use the learn section for video lessons to help you prepare, and the practice section for an answer builder and record your own mock interview/s. Login via CareerHub
  • Graduates First - practise a range of selection tests, as well as gamified assessments, assessment centre practice and video interviews. Contact us for access once you have left Sussex
  • GoinGlobal - Research opportunities abroad, including country and city guides, search for jobs & internships and use their employer directory. Login via CareerHub and create your own account to get job alerts and bookmark content

Use our comprehensive online resources to help you think about and research your future career, including our job sector guidesusing your degreeinterests and motivations and further study pages.

International students and graduates

If you are graduating this summer, there is a new visa that will allow you to stay in the UK for two years without the need for employer sponsorship or to find a graduate-level job. 

Find out more about working in the UK as a graduate

Use our support and resources to help you find a job in the UK or if you are returning home

Other resources

  • Careers Beyond Covid - Free support if you are 16-30, living in the Coast to Capital region (which includes Brighton and West Sussex) and looking to transition into employment. Includes 1-to-1 advice and guidance, mentorship, skills training and the potential to be matched to a suitable employer  
  • Graduate Mentor - offers one-to-one mentoring from business leaders, senior graduate recruiters, professional coaches, career counsellors, industry experts and university alumni
  • Graduate employment and skills guide - learn how to identify and develop your skills, gain experience, apply for jobs and look after your wellbeing. From the Office for Students

Entrepreneurship and start-ups

Our dedicated Entrepreneurship Team offers entrepreneurship exploration appointments if you are interested in starting a business, going freelance or developing a social enterprise. You can make an appointment via CareerHub.

Graduate Outcomes

You will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after completing your degree to find out what you are doing after Sussex. Find out more about what this involves.

Giving us feedback

If you want to give us feedback about the service you have received, please contact Emily Huns, Head of Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship: e.huns@sussex.ac.uk

Contact us: 01273 678429 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday / careers@sussex.ac.uk / staff contacts / Twitter / Facebook   

Appointments: Appointments are available throughout the week. Book via CareerHub