At the Keele University International Study Centre ‭we care about helping you fulfill ‭your career ambitions. With your future career ‭in mind, we have integrated a new ‭careers service, called CareerAhead into all of our academic ‭courses.

What is CareerAhead?

CareerAhead is designed to give you ‭a head start in the global ‭graduate employment market by ‭helping you become a highly skilled, confident and ‭employable graduate. You will be guided towards making the right ‭choices and using your time at ‭Keele University productively so that you can be successful in the ‭competitive job market.

How does it work?

During your academic course

At the International Study Centre you will complete a skills assessment questionnaire, similar to the type of questionnaire used by employers. Answering the questions will help you think about the skills you already have, such as planning and organising, and highlight the skills you may want to develop further. The results of the assessment will help you create your personal career development plan.

You will have the opportunity ‭to develop key employability ‭skills, such as leadership, communication and teamwork – skills that can easily ‭be transferred to a professional ‭working environment. ‭You will learn how to write ‭an excellent CV and a personal statement ‭that stands out. You will also be able to improve your organisation, presentation ‭and interview skills.

Teachers at the International Study Centre will work with you in the ‭classroom, in small groups and on ‭an individual basis, to build your ‭personal career development plan. The plan will include a list of assignments and activities that you can carry out.

When you go on to your degree

During your degree studies at ‭Keele University you will continue working on the ‭assignments and activities set out in your ‭personal career development plan. ‭This will help develop a range of employability skills that will help you find your dream job when you graduate.