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Advice For Your Year - Junior Soph


Work Experience & Internships

Using vacations to your best advantage will ensure that you gain varied and interesting experience for inclusion on your CV. Explore the Work Experience & Internships page.

Newsletter - Options for Junior Sophs

Options Junior Soph is published bi-annually in hard copy and is also available on the web. Informaiton on summer work experience and internships is also mailed weekly during the academic year.



Mentoring occurs when there is a relationship between two people for the purpose of passing on knowledge, experience and offering advice. The mentor shares his/her personal experiences, advises, guides and informs the mentee.

Mentoring is available to penultimate and final year undergraduate students College wide. The Schools of Law and Dental Science offer a more structured mentoring programme called GradLink.


Plan your Career - Start Now!

No time like the present to start thinking about what you would like to do with your life and planning to make it happen!

  • Attend the Getting Started seminar with your Careers Consultant in Hilary Term. Generally a one hour session targeted at Junior Sophisters. Topics include identification of skills, what employers look for, summer work experience, issues surrounding postgraduate study and how to get the best out of the Careers Service.
  • Attend the Careers Week in Michaelmas Term.
  • Start planning your career using the approach and tools available in Plan Your Career.
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP) - Through a combination of seminars, online tools, a workbook, careers evening and in some schools a mentoring programme, the PDP supports you in your career exploration and planning.

    Through participation in the programme, students:
    • Develop a profile of their skills, values and interests
    • Gain career research skills and explore opportunities available to them
    • Enhance their decision making skills
    • Gain practical skills in making applications and interviews
    • Develop an action plan for their career.

More information is available on the PDP.


Postgraduate Study

  • Thinking of studying in the EU, USA or further afield?
    • You need to investigate the courses you are interested in applying to prior to your final year.
    • Apply for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if you are applying to Graduate Schools in the US.
  • Apply for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) if you are applying to Graduate Schools of Management worldwide.
  • Explore Postgraduate Study in general.


Job Search

  • To secure the interview and get that job offer, read the Job Search pages and attend the workshop that suits your needs. You may also wish to attend one of our weekly drop-in CV/LinkedIn clinics or a practice interview. If the application process requires completion of psychometric assessments, practice Testing.




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I just wanted to say that the careers week has been run extremely well and every talk I've been to has been well publicised and informative. I've really gained a lot from it so far. Thanks very much

Senior Sophister 2012Business & Sociology
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