Coventry University

Careers services

Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.


"EC Futures helped me to find placements."
"The careers services are very helpful and many of the staff have good knowledge of how to write a good CV and how to prepare for an interview or online exams."
"I'm sent updates on work available in the area but I have only just started so haven't experienced much."
"I've not personally had support from the careers service and there's a lack of recruitment happening on campus."
"The support I've received has been overwhelming. When I get a job, they deserve half of my salary."
"There are very helpful careers staff who prepare you to get work and are always there when you need help."
"The careers service is very limited. They give everyone the same advice so some find it very helpful while other find it useless."


"Career services were very supportive and actively encouraging during the placement searches but have not been very visible. Management integration on the courses is very useful and assessment centre simulation has been offered."
"I easily got an internship with the university's help and secured a job within two months of looking."
"The careers service for my faculty is brilliant. I had the opportunity to do a placement year, which has really set me up for when I graduate as I now have more experience and skills as well as connections in the industry."
"Careers services (particularly Creative Futures) have always been very helpful. They're committed to helping students with any queries regardless of how long it may take."
"There are a lot of fairs during the year where major companies recruit graduates. There really are a lot of opportunities to get a good job."
"There's recruitment activity held by the students' union and our tutors will also sometimes bring in their former cooperate partners from the industry and tell us about internship opportunities or similar."
"We get weekly emails about placements and available jobs. Staff regularly attend lectures to talk to you about applying and different processes."
"I have received quite a few emails about intern jobs from the university, including some that can be done abroad."
"My careers adviser was amazing, she would get back to me quickly and be able to answer my questions. There's a wide range of employers, job and graduate fairs and every faculty has their own 'careers and employability department' as well as a central one for the university."
"Brilliant careers service with good links to companies and a good scheme for raising awareness of places to apply and how to do so. Additional CV workshops and other help is available."

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