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Cheers from Careers


Congratulations! We know how different it is to graduate whilst during a pandemic, but there is no reason not to diminish the celebration all the same. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and cannot wait to support you on your journey to greater heights, no matter near or far.

#ClassOf2021 you can unlock graduate careers support with Springboard +Plus

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Don’t forget, even after graduating, the USW Careers team is here to support you all the way. With funding support from Welsh Government, USW Careers is pleased to be able to offer an enhanced package of support for recent graduates whose careers have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Discover how USW Careers provide an enhanced package of support for you: from 1-2-1 career coaching, a host of online resources, and a series of exclusive events, taster sessions and masterclasses. 

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Career Development Course

Unlock direct access to our Career Development course with self-directed resources available to you as and when you need them. 

Think like a recruiter
Tue 10 Aug
10:00 - 12:00                                                                     


A breakdown of popular recruitment processes and how to succeed in them, combining top tips and activities, including video interview simulation, playing the recruitment 'game' and improving how you articulate your skills.   

Building a growth mindset
Thu 12 Aug
17:00 - 18:30                                                                              


Help improve your resilience in the face of setbacks or unexpected change, and overcome and grow from daily challenges more effectively. The session includes live demonstrations of the impact of different mind-sets and self-talk.    

The importance of commercial awareness
Tue 17 Aug
10:00 - 12:00


Demonstrating commercial awareness is a critical skill for many graduate roles. This workshop will guide you in understanding commercial success in different contexts, from how project success is measured to how commercial awareness can be shown at interview. You will learn how to impress employers through demonstrating commercial awareness, with lots of practical examples to help you apply this learning to your job and placement search.   

Be effective in life and work
Thu 19 Aug
17:00 - 18:30                                                                             


Time management, motivation and accountability are just a few of the topics covered in this workshop. This workshop will show participants how to improve their output, create more time for themselves and get things done, with numerous hints and tips that will serve them well in their first graduate job.    

The art of communicating brilliantly
Tue 24 Aug
10:00 - 12:00                                                                     


Communication is the bedrock of any successful relationship. Whether working digitally or in person, communication skills need to be highly developed if you are to succeed in the modern workplace. This session explores tips, tricks and communication potholes that we should all work to avoid. It will also analyse how and why different communication styles work in different scenarios.   

This is me – a guide to personal branding
Thu 26 Aug


This session supports you in considering your personal values and what is important to you in your current and future career and life. This is a reflective workshop with group activities and coaching sessions to aid self-awareness and help you to articulate your life and work experiences in an effective way. You will leave the session with improved confidence in discussing your own experiences.    

USW Careers are here for you after graduation

Check out these resources


Our career and skills development system.  It is jam-packed with resources, tools and learning materials to help you understand yourself better and the options open to you, develop your skills, and present yourself well to employers – including great resources to help you create a fantastic LinkedIn profile.


Our jobs board and events system where you can see all of the latest opportunities posted by employers as well as events that will be running, including online events!  We recommend signing up for the weekly alerts to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything (or daily if you are really keen!).

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Our website is the best place to start with lots of resources and signposting to all of our services.  Including resources to help you stand out from the crowd when writing a CV, Cover Letter, Application Form & preparing for an Interview. 

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Complete our online employability award, the GradEdge Award, which will help you to develop the skills and attributes employers are looking for.


We can help you. We offer 1-2-1 support, mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events & workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence & networks.

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We arrange a calendar of workshops, events and employer activities. Our events range from subject and sector-specific events to large scale graduate fairs.


All of our appointments are running via Skype with details on how to book.  The Ask a Question service is also running as normal.

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Help other students gain insight into their careers with the biggest UK annual social survey capturing the perspectives and current status of recent graduates

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Explore our recommended resources for finding graduate opportunities.


Graduate internship scheme to link talented graduates with ambitious businesses in the Cardiff Capital Region.

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Read our tips and advice on choosing a course, applications and funding.

Rebecca is a former USW BA History student who graduated in 2015. During her two years working on the Business Management Graduate Scheme with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Rebecca has had two promotions and is now learning about recruitment within HR. Rebecca didn’t know what she wanted to do after graduating from university with a History degree.  She has now landed the role of HR Talent Acquisition Specialist.

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