Graduates / Alumni
Whatever stage you are at with your job and career plans, the careers team is dedicated to helping you along the way - with access to all of our services after you graduate for as long as you need them.
As alumni, you can now access a huge range of interactive, online career management and professional development resources for free. These resources range from how to make successful applications, job search, skill development from assertiveness to making presentations to progressing in your career.
Take charge of your own career development. Understand your career aspirations, motivations, preferences & values. Take a career assessment or an interview simulation to prepare for a job application process, then develop anytime your management, teamwork, presentation, communication, resilience and other core career skills.
Watch the 1 minute video: Careers Portal overview
Accessing the portal
If you have already set up a graduate account on the Careers Portal, you can log in here.
If you have not set up a graduate account, please email us, and an account will be set up for you.
If you are a current student and wish to access your account after you graduate, you’ll need to provide us with an alternative e-mail address.
Sign up for an alumni account on TARGETconnect, and you can ask us queries, send us your CV, book appointments and search for graduate level jobs. There is a new filter for ‘immediate hire’ roles, so don’t delay and search for jobs by registering as a graduate on TargetConnect!Sign up to TARGETconnect
As one of our alumni you are part of a global community of over 148,000 graduates in more than 180 countries.
Alumni have access to Lancaster Online, where you can check and update your details, connect with university friends and access free online resources, as well as a range of other benefits and services.
GROW Your Future Graduate Coaching Programme
If you graduated in 2019 or 2020 and are not in graduate level employment or postgraduate study you may be able to access personalised coaching to support you in your next steps.GROW Your Future Graduate Coaching Programme
What are some of the next steps you can take now:
Sign up for an alumni account on TARGETconnect! It enables you to access our services, including job vacancies, events, and appointment booking.
You can also access the Careers Portal which will support you in understanding your career aspirations, motivations, preferences & values. You can take a career assessment or complete an interview simulation to prepare for a job application, then develop anytime your management, teamwork, presentation, communication, resilience and other core career skills. To sign up to the portal please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request access.
We are here to help you - even after graduation! Careers appointments are available Monday to Friday, and the full schedule is advertised on TARGETconnect.
Come chat with our team of expert careers consultants and get help with applications, career guidance, postgraduate study & more! We can help you discover potential job opportunities, give advice on your CV, cover letter, interview techniques and other queries.
- Careers Guidance (For help deciding your next steps in your career journey and making plans to help get you there)
- Careers Information and Advice - (For help with CV, cover letters, application forms & personal statements etc - 30 mins)
The best way to prepare for an upcoming interview, assessment centre or test is to practise!
Our mock interviews give you the chance to prepare for a realistic interview, and you will receive extensive feedback on your performance and advice for improvement. Please email us to request this or check on TARGETConnect whether there are any taking place soon!
You can also access our interview simulators on the Careers Portal and Shortlist.Me.
Explore our full range of resources at your own pace!
Browse through our Careers Library for internal resources and external links to advice on applications, cover letters, assessment centres, CVs, employers, interviews and job opportunities!
The Careers Portal has a wide range of useful reources to help you with your career planning and application techniques, including the opportunity to practise video interviews and have your CV checked instantly through CV 360. If you have not set up a graduate account, please email us, and an account will be set up for you.
Our events are open to all students and alumni! You can attend workshops and webinars on a range of topics as well as come along to one of our Career Fairs or sector panels!
Do you want to have a say in the future of higher education?
Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which takes place 15 months after graduation and records what students do after they leave university. The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.
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- This survey is an opportunity for you to let us know how you have got on after finishing your course.
- We value your input and it is important that your voice is heard.
- It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey and your responses and data will be treated with care and in strict accordance with data protection legislation.
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You will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after you graduate and will be contacted via telephone and email on behalf of Lancaster University and HESA.
The survey can be completed online or over the telephone, but we must have your current email address and telephone number to contact you, so please update these with the Alumni team if they change.
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Graduate Outcomes data will be collected by HESA as part of their wider data collection and analysis activities.
HESA will share survey data with Lancaster University who will hold your data for five years before deleting it.
Details gathered as part of the survey may be used by the University to provide you with relevant updates and opportunities.
Personalised data will be forwarded only to appropriate staff within your department when requested for course completion records and shared with relevant professional bodies where required. Anonymised data and resulting statistics may also be provided to University staff and external professional bodies for the purposes of further research into the graduate labour market and students’ career destination trends.
This Student Privacy Notice explains how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal data.
Further information about the Graduates Outcomes survey for students and graduates is available on the HESA website.