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It is never too early to start thinking about your next steps. Some students may be in part-time employment or know exactly what they want to do when they leave Heythrop. Some may only have a vague idea about their career, whilst others will have no idea what they will do with their degree. Don't worry! You're in good company as many students use their time at university to work out what they want to do with the rest of their life.

View the 2016-17 Careers, Internships & Employability booklet

Working Lunches

A series of lunchtime sessions designed to introduce you to the wide range of career opportunities available to you after graduation.

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Information and advice

We now have two careers consultants. Andy Walsh is in College every Tuesday and Morag Walling is in every Wednesday and both consultants can be found in the New Den, which is in St Catherine's Building, next to Campus Services. Book an appointment through Helios. They offer offers a range of services from e-advice, information on vacancies, tailored one-to-one careers guidance appointments and campus workshops.

Heythrop students can also attend the University of London careers events which include specialist careers days, assessment centre practice and career fairs.

Our students also have access to JobOnline, the CareersGroup graduate job and internship site and their University of London CareersGroup library at Senate House.

Annual Heythrop Careers Dinner

This year the careers dinner will take place on Wednesday February 1st at 6.30 at the Drapers Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ. Book your place soon.

Summer jobs and internships

Students are encouraged to work during their summer holiday. We can help students find a placement which will help their application for further study or employment on graduating.

What do Heythrop students go on to do?

87% of our 2011 graduates were in work or further study six months after graduation. Recent graduates have secured roles which include:

  • Finance Assistant
  • HR Coordinator
  • Fast-track Civil Service
  • RE Teacher
  • Advertising and marketing executive

They enter into a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Galleries, arts and museums
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Communications agencies
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health and social services
  • Interfaith organisations
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Law

A significant number of students also go on to a Masters programme at Heythrop; common postgraduate programmes include:

  • Primary/Secondary PGCE
  • MA Journalism
  • MA/MRes Philosophy
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Contemporary Ethics

Careers talks and workshops

We hold weekly careers sessions to give students advice and information on a wide variety of employment areas. These are the topics planned for 2016/17:

Tues Nov 15Applying for a PGCE and working in EducationAs the third-largest employer in the UK, the teaching and education sector has a lot to offer graduates. In this session we’ll provide an overview of the industry and explore the various employment opportunities open to graduates.
Thurs 17 NovHSU Careers Cheese and WineEvening event
Tues Nov 22How to write a good covering letter and Personal StatementCome along to this workshop to fi nd out how to structure a good covering letter and what to include and what to leave out of personal statements.
Tues Nov 29Developing good interview techniquesNervous about interviews? You’re not alone! In this session, we’ll look at how to deal with those interview nerves and create a great impression. We’ll talk about the types of questions you can expect and how to cope if things start going wrong.
Tues Jan 17Preparing for Assessment CentresWhat do assessment centres do and how can you prepare for them? Come along and find out.


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