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8 steps to make the most out of your Careers Service

By Newcastle University

Whether you’re a new or returning student, kick-start the new academic year with our
8 steps to make the most out of your time at University.

1. Log in to MyCareer & set up alerts

Sign in to our MyCareer portal with your student log-in to book careers appointments, search for vacancies and companies, register for events and submit a query. It’s the best way to access us!

If you want to stay on top of job vacancies, latest careers events, and opportunities, then set up MyCareer alerts and never miss an opportunity again.

Simply follow our instructions below to get opportunities straight to your inbox!

  • Sign in to MyCareer
  • Click on ‘Me’ in the top right corner
  • Click on ‘Profile’ within the drop-down menu
  • Select ‘Edit Profile’
  • You can then amend how you’re contacted and how often you’re contacted
  • Choose the types of vacancies and events you would like to hear about
  • Click ‘Save'

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2. Check out our events

We’ve got an exciting line-up of events for you this year. From recruitment events to careers workshops, we’ve got it covered. You can find all our event listings on MyCareer but we've spotlighted some below. 

Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair 2023

If you’re interested in gaining work experience and earning alongside your studies, make sure you attend our Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair, to meet a range of organisations who are actively looking to fill their opportunities!

Join us on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October from 10:30 – 15:00 at The Venue in Newcastle University Students’ Union.

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Graduate Recruitment and Placements Fair 2023

Meet recruiters from over 120 organisations, who are looking to recruit penultimate and final year Newcastle University students to fill their roles starting Summer and Autumn 2024 at our Graduate Recruitment and Placements Fair on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October.

Book your place

START UP Networking Social

Join START UP and the Entrepreneurship Society at their first community networking event at the Boiler House on Wednesday 18 October, 17:00 – 19:00.

Come along if:

  • you're curious about working for yourself
  • you're already working for yourself
  • you'd like to meet entrepreneurial students and graduates
  • you'd like to learn more about START UP support

Sign up 

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3. Connect with employers

Get the chance to build on your networking skills, and learn how to present yourself in the best possible way at one of our employer events or workshops. You can find all our employer events on MyCareer.

Employer Connect Series Autumn 2023


Employers will be joining us on campus as part of the Employer Connect series, to host presentations, skills sessions and drop-ins about graduate recruitment opportunities and careers within their organisation. This is a great opportunity to hear about roles within different companies and engage directly with employers.


To find out about upcoming presentations please search ‘Employer Connect’ on MyCareer. 


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4. Follow us on social media

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for up-to-date event information, job alerts, student stories and more.

You can even turn on your Instagram story notifications to never miss our weekly event and vacancy updates again!         

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5. Visit our website

Whether you’re searching for work experience, or a job, applying for further study or looking for advice on how to stand out at an interview, you’ll find all of the careers information you need on our website.

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6. Use our online resources

Use the Resources tab on MyCareer to access free online tools and resources such as CareerSet, our online CV checker and ShortlistMe, the AI video interview practice platform.

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7. Speak to one of our advisers

Whether you’re looking for information or advice on your career, further study or starting a business you can book an in-person or online appointment to speak to one of our expert advisers for bespoke 1-2-1 advice.

Here’s how to book an appointment:

  • Log in to MyCareer
  • Select ‘Book’ and then choose ‘Appointments’ from the drop-down menu
  • Use the ‘Appointment Finder Tool’ for help choosing the right appointment
  • Click ‘View appointments’ next to your appointment type, choose a time slot
  • Book your appointment

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8. Come and see us!

You can find us in King’s Gate, on Level 1 and our help desk staff will be on hand to give you advice and point you in the right direction! We’re open between 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.