Career skills at Bournemouth University International College

Career skills at Bournemouth University International College

Preparing for a successful career is likely part of the reason that you’re interested in studying abroad. See how studying at Bournemouth University International College can help you build your employability skills sooner rather than later.

Before your course

Get early access to employability resources with Pathways Preview.  

Before you start your degree preparation course, you can make use of Pathways Preview, an extra resource to help you think about your employability before you start your studies.  

With Pathways Preview, you can:  

  • identify and join professional bodies and organisations

  • engage with professional groups   

  • access useful resources

  • attend professional events 

  • get career advice from successful people. 

During your course

You’ll have lots of opportunities to build your career skills during your time at the College. 

What’s included in your course:

Live careers events

Professional certifications and development resources

Skills portfolio

Practical projects

Real-world assessments

Work experience opportunities

Take a pathway course with internship

Gain extra work experience with this study option, which includes an integrated online internship taken in the UK.  

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Why take a pathway course with internship?

Applying for a pathway course with internship is easy!

Simply select your preferred course type (Foundation Certificate, International Year One or Pre-Master’s) on the application form and, if it is available for your subject area and start date, then select the option with internship. 

Employability skills, networking and work experience can all make finding a job easier.   

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After your course

When you complete your degree preparation course, you can still rely on our support with Pathways Extra.  

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At university and beyond

Once you have passed your degree preparation course and gained valuable career skills, you can develop your employability even further at Bournemouth University (BU). 

How BU can help you prepare for the future: 

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