Careers support for finalists

Calling all University of Oxford students graduating this year! 

Whether you have a clear focus, have just started to explore your options for a career, or don't know what to do next, the Careers Service is here to support you during your final days at Oxford and beyond. Read on for resources and events to help you find a job or internship, explore further study options, polish your applications, and ace interviews. 

Don't forget to check out the Trinity term planner for more careers and employability events, and login to CareerConnect regularly for additional Careers Service and employer opportunities, and to find internships and jobs.

Dedicated event for finalists

Career Reassurance for Finalists

Online event on 17 June 2024, from 14:00 - 15:00

Are you feeling worried because you haven’t got anything lined up after Oxford? Or maybe you don’t know how you can ever be certain about your career choice? If these thoughts resonate with you then this talk could be just what you need. Our aim is to give you the tools to help you navigate your career journey whilst also dealing with the uncertainty that often arises when making career decisions. 

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Finding a job or internship

Exclusive internships for Oxford students

Information sessions

Resources

  • Job vacancy board: Our job vacancy board on CareerConnect hosts a wide variety of opportunities advertised by employers who are looking to recruit University of Oxford students or graduates for graduate opportunities, full-time jobs, part-time jobs, work experience and internships.
  • Information: If you are looking to secure a job or internship, we recommend that you read our information pages with useful job search strategies.
  • Video: Staying to work in Oxfordshire - showcasing what's available to Oxford graduates in the county.

Application and interview tips

Information sessions

Resources

From preparing your CV and cover letters through to interviewing and assessment centres, read our job application information pages for tips from our expert careers advisers. 


Fairs

Summer Graduate and Internship Fair

Thursday 6 June 2024, 14:30-17:30, at the Careers Service building, 56 Banbury Road, OX2 6PA

Are you graduating this year and looking to secure a job? Are you interested in an internship for this summer? Then don’t miss the Summer Graduate and Internship Fair. The fair offers Oxford University students, researchers and alumni the chance to meet a diverse range of recruiters who are offering full-time jobs and internships starting this summer, as well as vacancies that they will be opening for the 2024-2025 intake.

Register for the Summer Fair

Leavers' Fair 2024

11, 12, 13 June, 12:00-17:00, at the Oxford Town Hall

If you’re leaving Oxford this summer, order your My Oxford Card (aka the alumni card) now. The My Oxford Card gives you entry to college and unlocks some great alumni discounts. Your card will be ready to collect between 11-13 June at the Leavers’ Fair at Oxford Town Hall where you can also find out about the amazing alumni resources available, attend careers workshops, grab a freebie and much more. 

Join our in-person workshops on 13 June:

Further study

Resources

Read our articles on further study for information to help you decide if this path is for you. The pages detail possible further study options, how to choose a course, funding opportunities, how to go about studying abroad, and how to write personal statements for further study. 

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Continued careers support

The support that the Careers Service offers doesn't stop at graduation. All alumni of the University continue to benefit from all or some of our services.

All alumni can:

  • Access our job vacancy board on CareerConnect
  • Attend our Careers Fairs and most other events
  • Sign up to receive our termly Alumni Careers Newsletter. You can do this by editing your communication preferences in on your Alumni Office account.

Recent alumni, which we define as normally those within two years of their course-end date, can also access one-to-one careers advice appointments outside normal term-time (priority in weeks 0-9 of each term is given to current students).

Finalists' access to University online services

Your CareerConnect account will be automatically converted to an 'Alumni' account. Please update your email address to a non-Oxford email address now to keep informed about changes to your account after graduation. Find out more about finalists' access to University online services.

Key resource: The Oxford Guide to Careers 2024

Oxford's most comprehensive careers insight publication, The Oxford Guide to Careers, summarises our guidance and signposts further resources to explore options, make decisions, and work purposefully towards a successful future.

Gain insights into careers in a variety of sectors, read tips on how to build applications that stand out, find out how to improve employability skills, and more, with advice from careers advisers, top recruiters, and Oxford alumni.

Read the Oxford Guide to Careers


Contact us

If you have any questions, contact us on hello@careers.ox.ac.uk