Durham 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.


"The careers service are always free to chat and often have career fairs. But I think more could be done to let you know what you need to be thinking about each year. They could inform you in first year that you may need to look for internships at the start of second year for example."
"There's always interest from employers with regards to recruitment, graduate schemes and internships. The college alumni network can easily be accessed and they often provide funding and grants for those in need of them."
"I feel the uni is well connected to many good and reputable law firms. The law society is very efficient and far reaching as well, with many networking events on both ends. On this aspect, I feel Durham Uni prepares us and provides the opportunities for securing jobs very well."
"A lecturer from the employment agency contacted me the same day with teaching details of local schools in order to get some more experience. My college tutor reviewed my CV before I applied, which I believe helped me to get the teaching post."
"Top employers have stands outside the library a few times a week, there are constant emails from the careers service."
"Fantastic careers service and talks/workshops through the department."
"I haven't used the careers service much but am aware it is available and has extensive resources. A good mix of employers come in and advertise themselves, although there is a lot of focus on 'professional' sector jobs like law, banking, accounting, advertising etc. There are a few fairs throughout the year, but as for alumni, I'm not aware of many particular events which use their expertise. The few that I have heard about haven't been of interest to me."
"There are recruitment events but in Stockton it's not exactly the top employers."
"A lot of on campus recruitment activity. Mostly the big four banks and law firms. Teach First also has a strong presence."
"The service from the careers department is excellent. They have consultation appointments, but they also organise a large number of events to help you boost your skills and encourage you to meet and talk with various organisations."

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