Our outstanding record for graduate employment is in part down to our well-equipped Careers Service and team of highly experienced careers staff who support our students during and after their studies at Aston University
The Times UK Graduate Careers Survey 2007 found that 93% of Aston finalists used the Careers Service, the highest in the survey. The Association of Graduate Recruiters/Barkers National Graduate Media Audit 2006 also voted our Careers Service as one of the top ten in UK Higher Education institutions.
Aston's Careers Service offers students and graduates one-on-one interviews with a careers advisor, group sessions, online services and a well-equipped information room. It works closely with Schools of Study, providing career management skills tailored to individual courses.
The Careers Service helps bring students and employers together by advertising vacancies and arranging on-campus employer presentations, interviews, recruitment fairs and special interest events. The Careers Service has extensive links with national and international graduate employers as well as smaller and local employers.
When you join Aston, you'll be given an introductory tour of the Careers Service, to help you make the most of the resources and expertise on offer.
The Careers website
The Careers website, www.aston.ac.uk/careers provides:
24 hour access to vacancies, details of employer and career events, comprehensive careers information, employer information, relevant web links, and news on all the services AUCS provide.
access to extensive information and advice on employers and vacancies in the UK and globally
access to career management skills on-line and psychometric testing online
online booking for career guidance appointments and employer/career events on campus
vacancy registration so vacancies can be e-mailed directly .
Careers support for international students
Careers support to international students includes:
additional information on working during and after studies
an application/CV pack for international students
an information section specifically for international students in the careers information room and on the careers website
an employer leaflet designed to market Aston international students to graduate recruiters.