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Our service

We provide comprehensive careers advice, events and information services for current students, both in person and online, and for recent Birkbeck alumni. We can help you to:

  • find information on training opportunities and part time work
  • feel supported in your job search 
  • get career advice through our one-to-one advice and coaching sessions.

What we offer

More detailed information about our support is outlined below.

Workshops

Online careers and employability support service

  • As a current Birkbeck student, you can access a wealth of rich content via our online careers and employability support service.
  • The service is designed to update you on all information related to careers and employability and also to enable you to register for updates on resources, including: strategic career action plans, online CV builder, free webinars, interview simulator exercises and tests, works skills and e-learning, industry reports and downloadable PDFs.

careers advisor drop-in sessions

  • Our Careers Advisor is available for a variety of quick queries. This includes having your CV reviewed for specific roles you may be applying for, or to get advice on upcoming interviews. You can also find out about the other services and programmes we offer. 
  • Coronavirus update
    • The safety of our staff and students is our top priority. In line with government guidance, our physical presence in our usual location on the ground floor of Student Central is not currently available. However, we do now offer our drop-in sessions online via Microsoft Teams from 4pm to 6pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year (excluding bank holidays and College closures). 
    • Come and join us via the Careers Portal. On My Birkbeck, click on the Careers and Employability tile to launch the Portal, then click on ‘Appointments and Events’ at the top of the page; the link is in the ‘Drop-In Sessions’ page. 
    • Please be aware that if there are other students ahead of you in the queue you will be placed in a virtual waiting room until the advisor is free to see you. If we are busy when you visit and you can't wait, then do check back again at a later time during the session.

One-to-one appointments

  • If you are a current Birkbeck student and would like to speak to someone to help you identify information, actions, and resources to help you further, you can book a one-to-one session with one of our Employability Consultants via the online careers portal. The careers portal is accessed via the Careers and Employability tile on My Birkbeck and you will find the booking system on the grey navigation bar at the top of your careers portal homepage. 
  • If you are a Birkbeck graduate and would like to book an appointment, you can do so by
  • Appointments last 30 minutes and take place Monday to Friday depending on the availability of staff and slots.

Get help finding work 

  • Whether you're looking for work to fit around your studies, or a role for when you graduate, we recommend signing up with Birkbeck Talent, an innovative recruitment service dedicated to matching your skills with internships and roles with London's top employers.

Volunteering opportunities and experience

  • Volunteering abroad: Original Volunteers provides placements in developing countries which can be tailored to course and career preferences from subjects as diverse as management and business to geography and environment.
  • Business and management connections: Placements in Africa are available for those who would like to develop further their organisational, leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills in a developing country. Choose from working alongside our programme managers to help lead projects or help start and support local small enterprises.
  • Visit our services page for more information.