- Career advice and guidance
- Deciding and prioritising your plans for the future
- Recognising your skills as an international student
- Finding part-time work, internships/placements and work experience
- Applying for UK-based and international work opportunities
- Application advice including CV reviews, application and pre-interview advice
- Employer events
- Online mentoring opportunities
- Self-employment opportunities
- Postgraduate study advice and support
- Career resources available 24 hours a day, including: job opportunities, upcoming career events and appointments.
Keep in touch with your Careers Service
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manage your career
From the moment you start your degree, to three years after graduation, you’ll benefit from some great ways to manage your career progress online.
myCareer will help you to manage your career appointments, find job vacancies, internships and part-time work, and provide access to workshops and activities to help broaden your skills.
myCareer Digital Resources provides you with a number of interactive tools that will help you to build CVs, write covering letters and map your professional skills.
We can help you with:
Careers pathway for international students
Working Abroad for International Students (WAFIS) - introductory programme
Access our new resource GoinGlobal to find out about working in different countries with profiles and advice written by people in those countries; access and apply for live jobs and attend online training webinars.
Sign in to gain information on working abroad using your university login.
Access tailored advice, funding and support relating to freelancing, self-employment, business or social enterprise. Please check the conditions of your visa to ensure you are permitted to undertake self-employed work or engage in business activity.
Services and support available to you as a University of Plymouth student, from our library to accommodation, managing your money to counselling and more.
English Language Centre
Develop your English language and academic skills whilst studying with us at the university.
University of Plymouth Student Union
Discover volunteering opportunities, societies you can get involved in and your SU Reps! Develop your skills and networks.
Prospects’ Working Abroad
Access insightful summaries about working in different countries, including helpful information such as how to get a job, visa information and more.
If you are a woman, or if you identify as a woman, currently studying at the University, this free two day personal and professional development programme may be for you.
- Confidence in recognising your skills and strengths
- Personal power (you have more than you think!)
- Assertiveness and impact when speaking
- Sense of mindfulness and wellbeing
- Ability to make personal and professional connections
Useful external links
The UK Council for International Student Affairs work to support and advise international students and the institutions, students' unions and organisations who work closely with them.
Find out information directly from the government relating to student visas, work visas and more.
GradLink UK is a free careers site for international students and graduates who have or are studying in the UK. It currently includes sections for China, South-East Asia, the Gulf, Canada, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and India. Take a look for jobs, advice, events and more.
Sumalka Mendis, MPhil/PhD Business with Management and one of our Student Ambassadors
"The feeling of being a representative of the University is my favourite thing about this role. It gives me a huge sense of belonging in this prestigious institution. I’ve made so many friends and gained so many new experiences. It’s a collection of smiles"
After securing a successful placement, I had to learn how to behave in a professional business.