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Careers advice for graduates

Our dedicated Careers Service is here to make sure you can make the most of career opportunities after you leave Stirling. We’re here to help at any stage of your career.

You may be looking for specific career advice, help with employability skills or to join TARGETconnectour online vacancy and events system, where you can register to find a job and also sign up for events and appointments. Individuals, including those who have taken non-degree or non-graduating courses, as well as those who have withdrawn, should register with TARGETconnect once the date of the award is announced.

What is TARGETconnect?

Events and workshops

We offer a range of events and workshops throughout the year, covering a variety of topics. Many of these are open to Stirling graduates and we encourage you to participate.

Job vacancy listings

TARGETconnect provides jobs listing that are chosen specifically for Stirling students and graduates. You can search jobs be industry, location and keyword; when you update your preferences you can get tailored vacancy emails. 

Careers Advice Meetings

Our Careers Consultants are experts and are here to help you through your career journey. They can provide you with individual advice and guidance on everything from personal career planning to interview techniques.

Skills and Learning Planning

Our skills and learning pathways are a terrific way to develop your skills and knowledge in a particular area. Each pathway includes a series of resources, such as articles, videos, and exercises.

Examples pathways are:  

  • Writing CVs and Cover Letters  
  • Ethics, diversity, and sustainability  
  • Personal Skills  

Our extensive career services include:

  • One-to-one advice and guidance with our Careers Consultants.
  • CV, application and selection checks and advice with CareerSet and Quick Queries.
  • Wide-ranging resources, including practice psychometric testing, personality profiling and video interviewing software with Graduates First. 
  • access to a wide range of part-time, volunteering, internship and graduate opportunities available on TARGETconnect.
  • International careers information with our International Student Careers Consultant and GoinGlobal.

You can book an appointment with one of our Careers Consultants.

Not on campus? Appointments can be over the telephone or Teams, and we offer advice, guidance and application checks online.

The Careers Support for Graduates module on Canvas has a wealth of information on exploring options, job hunting, CVs and applications, interviews, postgraduate study and lots more.

We are here throughout your career journey, no matter where it takes you.

Application and interview help

Contact the Careers Service

You can contact us via TARGETconnect.

Graduate outcomes survey logo by HESA

It's important for us to know the career destinations of our graduates. About 15 months after graduation, you’ll be contacted to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey. This is a national survey capturing information about what you’ve done since university, and will help future students gain an insight into possible career destinations. Your responses will also help us to evaluate and promote our courses. We’ll send you the survey via email, or you may be contacted by phone. Please ensure that we have your correct contact details after you leave University, via ‘keep in touch’ on the Alumni page.

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