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Your career

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Take control of your future

You get more than just a degree with Essex Business School, you get a head start on your career. 

Our courses are designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge that you will need for an exciting career. You are taught by expert academics who, alongside their teaching responsibilities, are working with local organisations, helping them to solve their business challenges. In this way, you can be certain that your learning is at the cutting edge of business expertise. 

You’ll have access to tailored support from the University’s Student Development Team, who can provide all the training you need in finding and securing your dream job. Furthermore, many of our courses are professionally accredited giving your career a head start by offering exemptions from professional qualifications.  

We regularly welcome guest speakers from a range of sectors to contribute to your teaching so you understand the priority issues facing businesses today. So whether you are looking to graduate into a role with a global corporate firm, a regional powerhouse or a local start-up, we’ll give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. 

How will Essex Business School support my career development?

Undergraduate placement years

You can do a placement year with any of our undergraduate degrees at Essex Business School (students on our language courses can opt for a study abroad or work abroad placement year) - it's the best way to gain some hands-on experience for your CV. 

The Student Development Team work with our students to help you apply for nationwide placement schemes, such as those with Lloyds Banking Group and Samsung, as well as for more tailored opportunities at fast-growing SMEs and startup companies. 

We'll support you through the whole process of securing a work placement. From the research right at the start of your second year, through to coaching you for writing your application and attending interviews and assessment centres - we'll be on hand to help. 



Successful futures conference

Our annual undergraduate conference aims to bring our students closer to business and issues affecting the global economy. Each conference is themed around a topical business issue and guest speakers join our student to discuss their experiences of the issue within their workplace or industry. From robots to crypto-currencies, Successful Futures encourages you to expand your ideas and apply yourself to a world where you will be the difference. 



Student Development Team

The Student Development Team includes our Careers Services Team who support our students with employability information and advice, including CV workshops and mock interviews, as well careers events such as job markets and recruitment fairs.  Our Industry and Placements Team can help with all aspects of securing a placement or internship.  

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Gain quantitative skills and enhance your degree with Q-Step

Did you know you could be graduating with enhanced quantitative skills simply by enrolling on specific Q-Step modules? If you follow the Q-Step pathway you will receive a qualifier award at the end of your degree which will signal to employers your capability in quantitative research. Whilst taking part in Q-Step you will also get the chance to undertake paid work placements of up to £300 per week.

Learn how to enhance your degree with Q-Step


Our graduates

Hear from a handful of our recent graduates in the early stages of flourishing careers.

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Essex Startups

Interested in starting your own business and want to develop, test and launch your ideas? No matter where you are in your journey, the Essex Startups Team are here to help you with advice, workshops and tips.

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Our entrepreneurs 

More and more of our students are ambitious to launch businesses of their own, just like these entrepreneurial graduates.