Employability Services for Masters Students
Careers Resources Available at Lancaster
One-to-one confidential interviews with a Careers Adviser can be booked at any stage of your Masters course, whether you are at an early stage of career planning and wish to discuss the opportunities available or if you are at a later stage and wish to talk through an application form you have completed or a job interview you are due to attend.
A wide range of careers workshops are offered to Lancaster students including a number designed specifically for Masters students.
Careers and employer information is available in the Careers Resource Centre, located in The Base on the ground floor of University House. The Centre is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Job vacancies with larger companies are advertised early in the Autumn Term and have early closing dates. Details of these vacancies can be accessed via the job vacancy page of the CEEC website.
Other vacancies, mainly with smaller and medium sized companies, may be advertised later and these vacancies may be accessed via different sources. Appointments can be made with a Careers Adviser to discuss how you could access these vacancy sources.
Remember that whilst employers value those with postgraduate qualifications, many employers welcome applications from both graduates and postgraduates (unless in a specialist field). Book a consultation with a Careers Adviser to discuss how you can effectively market your higher level qualifications.
You might also consider increasing your employability by completing the Lancaster Award alongside your Masters course.
A fantastic site with information on career choice, opportunities and applications with lots of activities, video clips and links to further resources.
Your Future also includes:
- Your Masters – making your course work for you; having a positive experience; where your Masters can take you
- Finding Employers for Your Chosen Career – this allows you to research employers to include in your future speculative applications.
The Prospects website contains a wealth of information including an A to Z of the main career options open to Masters students and information about job vacancies and further study, including an interactive career guide Prospect Planner for those who have yet to decide upon their future career.
It also contains a useful guide to career options for Masters students – Your Masters What Next.