Using CareerConnect | Using CareerConnect – Oxford University Careers Service
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About CareerConnect

CareerConnect is the password protected part of The Careers Service website – just for Oxford students, alumni and current research staff. You can use it to search upcoming events, book appointments, and find jobs.

How to log-in

Click on the CareerConnect icon

To log-in, click the CareerConnect icon next to the search icon on any page. Log-in buttons will slide in, and you can choose the appropriate button.

No account?

If you do not have a CareerConnect account and are a matriculated student Oxford University, please contact us at

If you are an alum, you can sign up for an account on the CareerConnect alumni homepage.

If you are a recruiter, you can click on “Organisation sign up” on the Employer log-in page, and create an account. To get to the page, click on the CareerConnect icon, as above.

If you are a member of Oxford’s Research Staff, you can register for an account by clicking on the CareerConnect logo, selecting “Research staff log-in” and following instructions to register.

CareerConnect - Guide for students, researchers & alumni

If you need any help, please refer to our comprehensive Guide to CareerConnect that should answer all your questions.

If you have issues that are not addressed in the Guide, please email

CareerConnect - Guide for recruiters

Please download our Employers Guide to CareerConnect pdf. If you need further assistance, please email

This information was last updated on 12 July 2016.
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Recent blogs about Using CareerConnect

Accessing STEM Careers with a Disability

Posted on behalf of Annie Dutton. Blogged by Annie Dutton on October 20, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that at the Careers in Computing Fair speakers from JP Morgan (technology) will be joining our Disability Careers Advisers, and at the Science, Engineering & Technology Fair there will be  speaker from Shell. Come along to these sessions to discuss why a recruiter is keen to meet with students with a health condition, disability, mental health conditions or learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

It is an opportunity  for you to find out how you can assess how disability-friendly an organisation  is – and what impact revealing or not revealing your own specific circumstances may have on recruitment, selection, working and studying. There will be lots of opportunity for you to ask questions in this confidential setting.

Attending will also give you early access to the Careers in Computing and SET Fairs.   Booking is essential.  For further details see  CareerConnect 

Teacher training: applications open & events coming up

Blogged by Abby Evans on October 20, 2016.

UCAS Teacher training applications are now open – you can search and apply for PGCE and School Direct programmes.

If you are not sure which route is right for you then there are a couple of events coming up that should help:

  • Routes into Teaching talk on Wednesday 26 October, 12:15-13:00 at the Careers Service. This will provide an overview of your options and factors to consider when making your choice.
  • Teaching & Edcuation Fair on Tuesday 1 Novermber, 15:00-18:00 at the Careers Service. You chance to talk to teacher training providers about your options, and what they look for.

DEADLINE THIS WEEKEND! – Micro-internships

Posted on behalf of Internship Officer. Blogged by Rachel Sene on October 19, 2016.

Only one week left to submit an application to a micro-internship placement for 9th week of this term!

The deadline for applications is this Sunday 23rd October at midnight.

We have over 120 placements on offer with an incredible range of organizations across Oxfordshire and in London.

Each placement will provide an excellent snapshot into the workings of the organization and its sector, as well as valuable transferable experience for your CV, through the assignment of a challenging project to tackle over the course of the week. This project will be of significant benefit to the host organization.

Many of these projects combine skills and experience from multiple sectors, such as consultancy or marketing in service of charities and not-for-profits.

To view and apply to available placements, log on to CareerConnect. Once logged on, just use the search bar to find available micro-internships after clicking ‘Search & Apply’ under the ‘Opportunities’ tab.

For any queries, please email

Springboard – is it for you?

Posted on behalf of The Careers Service. Blogged by Emily Game on October 19, 2016.

Come to our information session and opportunity to hear from previous participants and guest speakers of the ‘Springboard Programme’ on Tuesday, 8th November from 12.30 – 13.30 in the Careers Service.

This is your chance to ask questions and increase your understanding about how the Springboard Programme could be beneficial for you.  Here are some highlights of what previous participants have said about what they gained from taking part in the ‘Springboard programme’

“The holistic approach allows you to grow and have the tools and confidence to improve in all aspects of life, and because it’s not just about studying or careers I will carry these skills with me for years to come”.

“What Springboard did for me was allow me to see that I already had the tools and I just needed to know how to implement it positively”.

“Springboard definitely exceeded my expectations – the content was very practical and reassuring, and the whole programme had a lovely welcoming atmosphere”.

Interested? Intrigued? Sceptical? Come along to this session or – if you already know that you want to be part of this programme – please apply via CareerConnect Ref ID 29067 (for Masters). The Undergraduate Programme will be held in 9th week of Hilary Term.

We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,

The Springboard Trainers

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2016

Blogged by John Gilbert on October 18, 2016.

When: Saturday 29 October, exhibitors from 11.00-15.00.
Where: Exam Schools

Come to our annual fair for scientists!

  • Explore STEM careers – from pharma to infrastructure, and from robotics to patents!
  • Meet over 80 employers with grad schemes and internships
  • Get feedback on your CV in our one-to-one clinics. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download a preview of the fair booklet now!

Plus attend our sector talks!

  • Finding Scientific and Technical Internships, 10.30-11.00
  • Working in the Pharma/Biotech Sector, 11.15-12.00
  • Environmental Careers, 12.00-12.45
  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, 12.45-13.30
  • Science Alternatives, 13.30-14.30

Recruiters attending include:

  • The Alacrity Foundation
  • Amazon
  • Animal Dynamics
  • The Army
  • BAE Systems
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Bloomberg
  • Brainlabs Digital
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Cambridge Medical Robotics
  • Capital One UK
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • Catenion
  • Chartwell Consulting Ltd
  • CHP Consulting
  • Citadel
  • Costello Medical Consulting Ltd
  • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
  • Dehns
  • Double Negative Visual Effects
  • D Young & Co
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • EIP
  • Elsevier
  • Ensoft Ltd
  • Firstco
  • Gradcracker
  • G-Research
  • GSA Capital
  • Halma
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hogarth Worldwide
  • Improbable
  • Innovia Technology
  • INSEAD PhD in Management
  • J A Kemp
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jane Street
  • Jazz Networks
  • JCB
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • King
  • Locus Analytics
  • L’Oréal
  • Marks & Clerk
  • MathWorks
  • Mathys & Squire LLP
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Network Rail
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Optiver Holding BV
  • Oxehealth
  • Oxford BioMedica
  • Oxford Technical Solutions
  • Pexip Limited
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Rebellion
  • Roke Manor Research Limited
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Schlumberger
  • Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
  • Siemens plc
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Sky
  • Smarkets
  • Softwire
  • Sparx
  • Squarepoint Capital
  • Step and The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising)
  • Swindon Silicon Systems
  • Symplectic
  • Teach First
  • Telsis Communication Services Limited
  • Tesco PLC
  • Tessella Ltd
  • Theodo
  • TNG Technology Consulting
  • TPP
  • TripAdvisor
  • TRL
  • Ueni
  • UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • Wynne-Jones IP
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