Career skills at the University of Essex International College
Developing employability skills is an important part of your university experience. Learn how the University of Essex International College can guide you on your path towards career success.
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:
During your course
You’ll be able to develop your career skills while you prepare for your university degree.
What’s included in your course:
Take a pathway course with internship
Gain extra work experience with this study option, which includes an integrated online internship taken in the UK.
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.
Here’s how our courses help you shape your future
Employability skills, networking and work experience can all make finding a job easier.
How you can improve your employability while studying abroad
We embed employability skills into our degree preparation courses so that you can make the most out of your study abroad experience.
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Top 3 reasons to take a pathway course with internship
- Get real-world work experience before you even start your degree
- Start building your network
- Learn how to adapt to a professional environment
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What our students think
of College students felt their course helped them develop skills useful for their future career
After your course
When you complete your degree preparation course, you can still rely on our support with Pathway Extra.
- Access useful content on topics surrounding career skills
- Focus on your professional networking skills
- Gain a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
- Use online tools to assess your current skills and set employability goals
- Get an advance look at how to enhance your employability at university
At university and beyond
Once you have passed your degree preparation course and gained valuable career skills, you can boost your employability skills even further at the University of Essex.
How the University of Essex can help you prepare for the future:
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