Employability

Advice from Aberystwyth University Careers Service

Your education gives you the ability to adapt to a changing environment, communicate effectively, think critically, solve complex problems and communicate well with others on an interpersonal level. Your overall university education exposes you to a wide array of perspectives and views of the world. The interpersonal skills you develop through extra-curricular experiences are highly valued by employers, and crucial to your effective contribution in the workplace.

These experiences could include your contribution to sports clubs and societies. Work experiences are also very important in your skill development. Explore skills gained through experiences such as volunteering, work placements and your part-time term-time work.

Making use of the wide range of support offered by the Careers Service will help you to get maximum value out of your time at Aberystwyth.

Staffed by a friendly and experienced team, the Careers Service offers a range of services such as drop-in sessions, guidance appointments, employer events and more to help you recognise both your strengths and your development needs, to explore a wide range of opportunities, to make informed decisions about your future. 

Aberystwyth University Careers Service

The links below provide direcet access to the AU Careers Service. You can access the same information through the Careers website.

Subject specific careers information

In-house publications

The Careers Service produces a number of in-house publications which are available in hard copy (available free in our office in the Students' Union) and also as pdfs to download from our website. Links to relevant publications are included as appropriate throughout our website but you can also find a complete list below.

For information on our e-learning modules, please see our E-learning page.

For AGCAS video clips (externally produced), scroll down this page.

In-house leaflets 

AGCAS Videos (externally produced and copyright AGCAS - Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services)

Aberystwyth University Careers Service has a licence to make these video clips available to our students.  You will be asked to log in to the Media Library with your AU user name and password to access these clips.

Journey to Work: from a degree to a graduate job

Features eight students:

Also includes quick guides:

Making an Impact: the graduate job interview

At the Assessment Centre

Get that Job - a guide for students and graduates with disabilities

Big Opportunities in Small Businesses: Graduates in SMEs

 

For further information

Careers Service, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DX 
Tel: 01970 622378 Email: careers@aber.ac.uk

Additional resources

A study by Dr. Hannah Dee (Computer Science) on Interview experiences from both sides of the desk