Develop the skills and experience employers are looking for
We care about your academic success, as well as your future career, which is why we have integrated a new careers service into our academic courses at the Leeds International Study Centre, called CareerAhead.
CareerAhead is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and employable graduate.
We will guide you towards making the right choices and using your time at the University of Leeds productively, so that you can maximise your chances of career success.
During the first semester you will complete a skills assessment questionnaire – similar to the type of questionnaire companies use when recruiting job applicants. The questionnaire will help you think about the skills you already have, such as leadership and teamwork.
We will then work with you in the classroom, small groups and on an individual basis to build your personal career development plan – a unique set of assignments that are relevant to your chosen career.
You will get an opportunity to develop employability skills that can easily be transferred to a professional working environment, such as planning and organisation. You will learn how to write a successful CV, a stand-out personal statement and get the chance to improve your presentation and interview skills.
During your degree at the University of Leeds you will complete the assignments set out in your personal career development plan. This will ensure that you graduate not only with a globally recognised degree, but also with the right skills to secure a fantastic job in your chosen future career.