Newcastle University Business School

Your Career

Your Career

You can benefit from a range of initiatives that will add value to your degree, develop your skills and help you acquire new knowledge.

Placements

We want to make sure you leave us as highly employable graduates with an understanding of the relevance of academic learning in an organisational context.

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Undergraduate 12 month work placements

About Placements 

The placement year is an intercalating year, took between stages 2 and 3 in which students spend 12 months working in an organisation. To find out more about undertaking a placement year, read our ‘Commercial Placements – A Guide to Getting Started' or email our Placement Officer, James Wade, james.wade@newcastle.ac.uk 

Careers Advice

Throughout your time here, you have access to Career Advisers and a range of other experts who are dedicated to supporting your career journey.

Award winning Careers Service 

You have access to our award winning Careers Service. Based at the central University, they exist to help you make the most of your unique skills and experiences.

Whether that's a graduate career, going on to further study or starting your own business, they offer a range of support to help you realise your potential.

They'll support you while you're studying and for up to three years after you have graduated. 

Meet the team 

Careers drop in sessions

The Careers team work with colleagues from the Business School to host a drop in session in the foyer of the Business School, every Wednesday morning between 10:30 - 11:30, along with two afternoon drop ins for students who cannot attend in the morning.

You can use this time to ask about anything career related, such as:

  • CV and application advice 
  • placement year information 
  • entrepreneurial advice 
  • further study queries 
  • how to plan your career
  • how to balance work and study  

Peer Mentoring

As a mentor, you'll help a small group of Undergraduate stage one students starting in September 2019 settle into life and their course at the Business School.

You will assist students when they need:

  • support
  • someone to listen
  • someone to talk through choices
  • knowledge about where to get specialist advice and help

Where possible, you will be matched to groups of mentees on the basis of subjects studied.

The scheme is not a substitute for personal tutoring or subject advisers. It is in place to complement these systems.

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