I have definite career plans but I'm unsure how to take them forward

Access expert advice

Having definite career plans and knowing how to achieve those objectives are two different things but the good news is we are here to help you identify the information, activities, actions and networks you need to achieve your goals.

Each campus has a dedicated Employability & Careers Hub and you can call in Monday - Thursday 9am - 4:30pm and Friday 9am - 3:30pm.

We know that outside of term you might not be able to get to your campus so you can access advice through ​online chat, careers advice appointments (including via Skype), email and telephone.

Employability & Career Hub locations:

 
CampusLocationAccessing Advice
Jordanstown13G01

Drop-in advice available 10am-12pm Monday-Friday (15 min consultations)

Book a 30 minute consultation

ColeraineH214

Drop in advice available 10am-11am & 2-3pm Monday-Friday (15 minute consultations)

Book a 30 minute consultation

MageeMF226E

Drop-in advice available 10am-12pm Monday-Friday (15 minute consultations)

Book a 30 minute consultation

BelfastLibrary

Book a 30 minute consultation

Alumni Mentoring

If you know what you want then one of the most important actions you can take is to expand your network and make relevant connections. This will ensure that you are connected to the right people and gain a better understanding of what you need to be successful. Our Alumni Mentoring programme is designed for that purpose. To connect you with those graduates who have the knowledge, experience and contacts you need.

Sign up now to connect with relevant alumni

Jobs & Opportunities

Summer Internships

Summer Internships can fall between 1st and 2nd year or 2nd and final year and students secure internships through a mixture of publicly advertised opportunities and networking. You can search for advertised opportunities through our Recruit portal.

Creating your own experience opportunities

Although many students secure relevant work experience through advertised opportunities, a lot of work experience is secured as a result of networking. There is a great chance that somebody you know will know someone that you would benefit from knowing. Expand your network by researching relevant organisations that are of interest to you and your career interests. This kind of approach will involve you making speculative approaches to employers, creating a ​​LinkedIn​​ profile, and understanding how to communicate effectively with employers both in person, in writing and online. Your Career Development Centre can help prepare you so make contact today to arrange a meeting or submit an online question.

Year Long Placements

Recruit is the University's portal for managing year long placement opportunities. There are a range of other external online resources that you can use to search for placement and learning how to create your own placement opportunity is also an important consideration.

Graduate jobs

All graduate jobs that come into the University are advertised on Recruit. You can search for graduate jobs, set up your own weekly job alerts, book for any of our employer events or career masterclasses and book your own Careers Advice appointments.

Graduate Internships

Paid graduate internships that are exclusive to Ulster University graduates and that lead to job offers more than half the time. That's what the Graduate Leadership Programme and Santander SME Internship programme offers Ulster graduates. These programmes are of particular interest to final year students as you progress through your final year. Register now to view opportunities.