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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 career management and resources service

  • As a current Birkbeck student, you have access to two online platforms:
    • Handshake: Your Career Management Platform where you can book appointments with the Birkbeck Futures team, sign up to workshops and employer-led sessions, connect with employers and your peers and apply for internships and jobs. 
    • Abintegro: Your online Careers Portal full of resources, activities, and tools, including a CV checker, interview simulator, practice assessment tests, e-learning, industry reports and much more. 
  • How to log in: You can access both platforms via My Birkbeck. Login using your Birkbeck username and password and click on the Birkbeck Futures tile. You can then select which platform you would like to access. 
  • We process limited personal data in order to provide these services to you. Please read the Birkbeck Futures privacy notice which explains what we process and why. You can opt out at any time through your My Privacy Control or by .  

Quick careers advice service

  • 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 can offer quick 20-minute appointments via Microsoft Teams between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year (excluding bank holidays and College closures). 
  • Booking is easy via the Abintegro Careers Portal. Just click on the Birkbeck Futures tile on your My Birkbeck profile and select the Abintegro Careers Portal. Then click on Appointments and Events at the top of the home page to take you to the page with the link. 
  • Alumni and those who do not have access to the Careers Portal should  for further information.

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 Handshake. Handshake is accessed via the Birkbeck Futures tile on My Birkbeck and you will find the booking system at your Birkbeck, University of London Career Centre.
  • 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.

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