Careers Network - careers support from Bristol graduates

Gain careers insights and support by networking with Bristol graduates and former Bristol research staff

"The Careers Network proved to be the single most useful resource available to students during the Milkround process. This tool allows students to contact Bristol alumni who are now pursuing careers in industry, and without doubt was crucial to gaining my job offer." John Gill, Marketing Manager, Unilever (MEng, Engineering Design, 2012)

Please note: due to IT issues beyond our control, the current Careers Network will close on 1 July 2014. We are currently investigating interim solutions to ensure that students can continue to network with previous graduates until we can introduce a new system. If you have any comments or questions about this or the existing Careers Network, please contact our Resources Help Desk team: careers-resources@bristol.ac.uk


What is the purpose of the Careers Network?
Who can access the Careers Network?
What are the terms and conditions?
How can I contact Careers Network members?
How can I volunteer to become a Careers Network member?
How do I update my contact and/or employment details?
What if I need further details?
Other sources of careers insights
Feedback

Are you graduating this year? Do you know what you are planning to do next? If so, the Careers Service would like to know details of your work and/or further study plans - please contact the Graduate Destinations and Statistics Team.

What is the purpose of the Careers Network?

The purpose of the Careers Network is to allow current Bristol students and staff to network with more than 750 graduates and former research staff of the University of Bristol, now studying, researching and working in dozens of different fields, in order to gain careers insights. You could ask... What do you do? How did you get there? What was the selection process? Any tips on how I could make myself a better candidate? What experience do I need and how might I get in?

All Careers Network members have volunteered to offer you informal support related to a potential career and you can send them a message via the Careers Service. Some members also offer work experience and vacation work opportunities. You can also search for members who offer mentoring.

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Who can access the Careers Network?

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What are the terms and conditions?

Advice from Careers Network volunteers:

Please remember to thank the volunteers if they respond

Please note: We monitor Careers Network emails and will contact you if the system is used for non Careers Network purposes. Please also note the University regulations for the use of computing facilities.

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How can I contact Careers Network members?

If you are a current Bristol student or member of staff log in to the Careers Network using your UoB username and password. If you find a Careers Network member you would like to contact, simply select the [send message] link and send your message to that member via the Careers Service.

Remember to explain that you found their details within the Careers Service Careers Network and that you are a current student or member of staff at the University and remember to thank them if they respond.

Please note: Please contact the Resources Help Desk if your emails are returned to you as 'undelivered' or 'non-deliverable':

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How can I volunteer to become a Careers Network member?

The Careers Network is currently closed to new volunteers due to an urgent need to update the system on which it is hosted. The Careers Network is a valuable resource for our students and so we are investigating a range of options to replace it long term. The interim solution is likely to involve LinkedIn. Existing Careers Network volunteers will be kept informed of any changes. If you have any comments or questions, please contact our Resources Help Desk team: careers-resources@bristol.ac.uk.

If you are interested in supporting the work of the Careers Service by volunteering your time and expertise to current Bristol students and graduates please complete our Careers Alumni Registration form.

We are keen to involve Bristol graduates in the delivery of careers events. Please contact our Welcome Desk team, if you would like to express an interest in this.

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How do I update my contact and/or employment details?

If you want to update your Careers Network contact and/or employment details, please contact the Resources Help Desk:

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What if I need further details?

If you require further information, please contact the Resources Help Desk in the first instance:

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Other sources of careers insights

You can also:

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Feedback

We are keen to receive feedback from current students who have used the Careers Network as well as Careers Network volunteers. Please email your feedback to careers-resources@bris.ac.uk.

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