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Here to support you in your next steps.

Graduates of the University of Cumbria can access the Careers and Employability Service for up to three years after graduation. Through My Career Enriched, your career hub, we can help you with finding work, completing applications, preparing for interviews and applying for postgraduate study.

We have a range of resources available to help you:

  • Graduate Success Guide

    Our brand new graduate success guide contains everything you need to know to survive after graduation!

    It contains information about: 

    • Your Career
    • Money Advice
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Dealing with Change
    • Your Rights at Work
    • The Graduate Job Market
    • Postgraduate Study
    • Housing
    • Information for International Graduates
    • Travelling and working abroad 

    You can download your own copy of the Graduate Success Guide or you can view it online here

  • My Career Enriched

    While you study with us and for up to 3 years after you graduate from the University of Cumbria, you will have access to My Career Enriched, your career hub:

    • Search for graduate jobs, part-time work, work experience, industry placements and paid internships.
    • Book one-to-one advice and guidance appointments.
    • Practice interviews.
    • Book onto Careers fairs and employability events.
    • CV/Application review service
  • Your options - what next?

    Deciding what you want to do after you graduate can be tricky. If you aren't sure about your next steps you can contact us or you can book an appointment (face-to-face, by phone or skype) here.

    Finding work:

    We have put together some information here about Graduate Jobs and Graduate schemes and there's information about finding internships here.


    Working abroad: 

    If you’re interested in travel and gaining new experiences, working abroad might the route for you. There are lots of volunteering opportunities, paid jobs and internships you can pursue in many different countries, here are some useful links to get you started:


    Travel and Gap Years:

    Taking some time out to decide what you want to do is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills and expereince. have a useful article about Gap Years


    Further Study:

    Take a look at the Further Study page on My.Cumbria and remember that you may be eligible for up to 100% off your postgraduate study fees if you choose to continue your studies at the University of Cumbria!

  • Your Alumni Association

    Your graduation certificate is not a receipt it's a membership card. 

    'Alumni' (plural) simply means graduates, 'alumnus' is the singular. 

    As soon as you graduate you become a member of the alumni association, an international network of over 47,000 graduates. Whether you knew us as Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St. Martin’s College, Charlotte Mason College or University of Cumbria, your relationship with us will continue for life.

    There are no joining fees, no need to sign up, we will email you as soon as you graduate.  All we ask is that you keep your contact details up to date.  We actively encourage alumni from our 'legacy institutions' to get back in touch too.

    As an alumnus you will receive exclusive alumni benefits and services, the latest news, event invites and opportunities to stay connected to Cumbria and each other.

    There are many ways to stay in touch.  Visit the Alumni pages on the university website, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, connect with our LinkedIn group or email for further information.

Make sure you keep your contact details up to date to receive relevant communications from the Careers and Employability service!