Career skills at the University of Essex International College

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: 

  • 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 be able to develop your career skills while you prepare for your university degree.  

What’s included in your course:

Live careers events  

Practical projects  

Professional certifications and development resources  

Real-world assessments  

Skills portfolio

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.  

Here’s how our courses help you shape your future  

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

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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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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.

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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: 

  • Continue recording your achievements with the Big Essex Award 

  • Benefit from Frontrunners, the University’s unique on-campus employability opportunity scheme 

  • Choose to stay in the UK and work for up to two years after you graduate with the Graduate Route Visa  

Want to explore your study options?