Careers support for finalists

Congratulations to all University of Oxford students graduating this summer!

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 tips on how to find a job or internship, explore further study options, polish your applications, and ace interviews. 

Finding a job or internship

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 local area.

Further study

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. 

Application and interview tips

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. 

Key resource: The Oxford Guide to Careers 2023

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, from careers advisers, top recruiters, and Oxford alumni. Download and read The Oxford Guide to Careers >>

Finalists' access to University online services

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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.

Continued careers support

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

  • Access our job vacancy board on CareerConnect
  • Attend our Careers Fairs and most other events
  • Sign up for 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).

Unfortunately, some of our services are only available to current students (for example the Oxford Strategy Challenge, the internship programmes, and certain e-books). Please contact us if you would like clarification on eligibility.

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