Careers and Employability Centre

Undergraduates (including foundation students)

We're here to support you throughout your time at Sussex whether you're in your foundation year or final year.

Careers information

We have comprehensive online resources to help you think about and research your future career, including our job sector guides, using your degree, interests and motivations and further study pages.

Jobs and work experience

Log into CareerHub to browse our database of jobs and work experience opportunities. We also have information on finding part-time work and internships.

Applying for jobs

Get help with writing CVs, covering letters and application forms, attending assessment centres, preparing for interviews and taking selection tests. Or come along to a workshop.

Events and workshops

Attend some of the hundreds of events we run every year. These include:

  • Careers workshops - for CVs, application forms, interview skills, starting your career exploration 
  • Careers information events - for finding out more about a career area
  • Employer drop-ins or recruitment presentations - meet employers from a wide range of sectors and find out about opportunities
  • Mini jobs fairs - for part-time and summer opportunities
  • Placements - as part of our placements preparation programme
  • Postgraduate study - find out about further study, as well as sessions for Master's students and PhD researchers
  • Study skills - covering academic writing; planning & structuring essays; referencing; managing stress; revision; and more!

Please check our presentations from previous events page if you miss an event or workshop. We aim to put as many presentations on there as feasible.

Our annual Careers Fair in November is a fantastic opportunity to meet a wide range of recruiting employers and training providers.

Professional placements

All undergraduates can do a paid placement in their penultimate year of study. Our dedicated Placements Team can help you get one from your first year. Use our placements resources and browse vacancies in CareerHub.

Study skills

We run study skills workshops and you can access extensive resources on Skills Hub to help you with your academic studies. Book a place on a workshop via CareerHub.

Leaving your course

If you're thinking about leaving your course, or have been asked to leave, there is a range of support and information available to help you think about your options and next steps.

Choosing your course after a foundation year

After your foundation year you can progress onto your chosen subject. Take some time to think about the aspects of your studies that you have enjoyed so far as well as any future career ideas you may have, as these may inform your degree subject choice. Look at the course guides to find out more about your subject options at Sussex. If you would like to discuss what other options may be open to you, you can book an appointment with a careers consultant.  

Postgraduate study

Whether you're interested in a masters course or research, at Sussex or elsewhere, use our further study pages to find courses and explore funding.

Entrepreneurship and StartUp Sussex

Do you have an idea for a commercial or social enterprise? The StartUp Sussex Entrepreneurship competition offers support and possible funding. The competition opens for applications every autumn.

Careers appointments

We offer 20-minute appointments with a Careers Consultant either in person or by phone. These can be used for:

  • CV feedback and application review
  • Career exploration
  • Getting work experience and finding placements
  • Graduate opportunities and further study
  • Interview preparation

You can make an appointment via CareerHub.

Advance appointments can be booked up to two weeks ahead and on-the-day appointments can be booked from 9am each weekday. We aim to be as flexible and open as possible. However, we may have to restrict access to appointments if we feel that the service is being over-used.

You can also receive information and guidance online via Ask a Question

Contact us: 01273 678429 / careers@sussex.ac.uk / staff contacts / Twitter / Facebook   

CareerHub

Use your ITS login and the Current Students box. BSMS students may need to contact us for access

Accessibility

We are on the ground floor of the Library. The Library offers advice on disabled access 

Complaints

If you are not satisfied with the service you have received, or you wish to give us feedback about how we can improve the service, the first step is to contact either of the Acting Joint Heads of the Careers and Employability Centre:

Andrea Wall  andrea.wall@sussex.ac.uk

Andy Howard  a.d.howard@sussex.ac.uk

They will respond to your concerns but if the issue remains unresolved, the next step is to refer to the University Students Complaints Procedure