Careers support

Some who join the programme will already have firm career objectives, but others may want to use their year at Lancaster to explore their options and decide where they would like to go next. Whatever your goals, expert advisers in the award-winning Careers and Alumni and Employer Relations team at LUMS are on hand to help you formulate your career plans, make informed decisions and find the best route to achieve your ambitions.

Helping you define your strategic career objectives

The Careers Team at LUMS helps you shape your career plans and supports your job-hunting process in five key ways:

  • Personalised one-to-one support
    Regular drop-in clinics for quick career queries, reviewing CVs or applications and getting tips on succeeding at assessment centres. And more detailed one-to-one appointments for exploring options and discussing your career strategy.
  • In-class sessions
    Interactive workshops on areas such as career strategies, writing CVs and applications, interview skills, psychometric testing, what to expect at assessment centres, and online networking strategies.
  • Extensive programme of events
    Each year around 100 events, including careers fairs, organised by the LUMS team bring top employers on to campus. Your chance to attend presentations, book personal appointments and attend employer-led skills sessions.
  • Specialist resources
    Specialist online careers resources and a well-stocked careers room give you access to industry publications and global labour market intelligence, helping you prepare winning applications and research employers before interview.
  • Access to our alumni networks
    We invite LUMS and Lancaster University alumni back to campus to share their professional experience and tips with you. You can tap into the expertise and know-how of more than 26,000 LUMS alumni worldwide, and the University's even larger alumni network – a valuable resource not only while you are at Lancaster but throughout your career. More on alumni activity

See our careers pages to discover more about what LUMS Careers Team provides.

You can also draw on the resources of the central University careers service, CEEC, which provides many additional services and runs the largest independent employer fair in the UK.