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LUMS is proud of its innovative and professional careers team who work with students, graduate employers and academic teams to ensure careers and employability are an integral part of life in the School.
The journey to achieving your career ambitions starts from the very beginning of your studies, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you leave with the skills and confidence you need for the future you want. Whichever course you choose, you will gain vital employability skills sought by employers as well as the support to explore your future options. Discover our Careers Brochure 2017/18.
If you are an employer, tap into our student and graduate talent with our wide range of employer services. From short placements to permanent positions, we can provide all the support to meet your requirements.
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Studying at LUMS is about more than just a qualification. We want you to leave university with the skills and confidence you need for the future you want.
An industry placement is a great way to enhance your employability, develop vital skills and create networks and contacts to benefit your future career search. We have excellent relationships with a vast array of employers who offer a wide variety of roles for you to choose from. Our students often return from placement with a job offer for when they finish their degree, so it can also be an excellent "foot in the door" with a desired company. Visit our placements page below to find out more.
Whether you are a new LUMS student, or returning to complete your degree, our careers services will help you define your career pathway and achieve success.
Our careers drop-in clinics are here to help you with any aspect of your career from CVs to assessment centres, and internships to your future career. Visit our staff members to find out more.
Bring your queries along to one of our weekly careers advice clinics (term-time only) where you can talk things through with us. No need to book – just drop in.
Alternatively, you can book a one-to-one appointment for careers advice with Juliet, Matthew or Peter via Target Connect.
If you are a Business and Management, Economics, Marketing, Finance, MSc Management or MSc Finance and Accounting student, you will meet your specialist Careers Coach in your programme of study. Book an appointment with your Careers Coach for specialist support and guidance via Target Connect.
In addition to speaking with our dedicated LUMS Careers specialists, students also have access to innovative online resources which support all aspects of your international career planning.
The University's main Careers Service is located in Alexandra Square and offers lots of help to all students – visit the Lancaster Careers website for more details.
If you are looking for a Graduate Job, Placement or Internship, LUMS Connect is the best place to start. With a directory of over 1,200 alumni volunteers, you can get help with applications, CVs, career choices, work shadowing and more. LUMS Connect is also a great way to keep in touch with fellow Lancaster graduates, to share your updates and engage in discussions, and to keep up to date about LUMS news and events.
It’s easy to contact one of our alumni: simply register, click on the ‘Directory’ tab and ‘Refine your search’ using the drop-down menus. Once you’ve found someone you are interested in contacting, click on their profile, then the ‘Request mentor’ button to write your request.
The mentors’ participation on LUMS Connect is voluntary and they have many demands on their time. Whether you’re looking for the answer to just one question or for more extensive support, knowing how to approach mentor volunteers will help you get the most out of this opportunity.
Follow these guidelines to help you make the best approach:
A confirmed mentor link on the platform will also count for 10 points towards your Lancaster Award! The Lancaster Award rewards you for taking part in those extra-curricular activities outside your academic studies that supplement the excellent education you receive at Lancaster University.
The LUMS Careers Team are here to help all students with their job search and we are here to assist students who are seeking employment in their home country or looking to move abroad when they graduate. The British Council Study, Work, Create web resource is the go-to place to find study and work opportunities abroad, and increase your employability with internships.
There are many external resources which are an excellent starting point for your research, providing you with an overview of the country and some important points to note for your graduate job search. For a comprehensive list of graduate recruitment sites and portals all over the world, please visit the LUMS Careers Moodle page.
We welcome LUMS international students to the UK and understand that alongside an excellent academic experience you may wish to undertake a placement, internship or gain some work experience. Before you consider this, you will need to know your rights, duties and responsibilities.
It is important that you access good quality advice from specialist immigration advisers. Your first point of contact for visa and immigration queries while you are a LUMS student is via our international student advisory service, located in the Base, Alexandra Square.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. Their website provides answers to frequently asked questions and useful downloadable information sheets on living, immigration and finance support in the UK.
LUMS international students come from all over the world and have equally diverse career aspirations. With the recent changes to the UK visa and immigration rules it is important that you know your rights, duties and responsibilities. This will require you to plan ahead so that you are well positioned when applying for jobs within an increasingly competitive UK jobs market.
It is important that you access good, quality advice from specialist immigration advisers. Visit our international student advisory service for more information.
The UKCISA website provides a useful section on working in the UK after your studies, including the Tier 2 (Employer-sponsored visa), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange visa for short term career-related experience in the UK) routes introduced by the UK Government.
For the latest information and other current visas for the UK, please visit the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website.
Over the years, it is evident that LUMS alumni achieve career success. With a positive attitude and a clearly defined multi-strategy career campaign, you too have the potential to succeed. Browse and reflect upon some of our alumni profiles and testimonials to get an insight into some of the challenges, experiences and global career destinations of your predecessors. This may help to inform, shape and influence your career choice and future plans.
Application processes are always changing, and at this crucial stage of recruitment it's really important to do your research, check your spelling and grammar and take your time to make sure that you complete questions thoroughly. Your CV and covering letter are usually required, and are equally important to set the right impression. Our careers experts can assist you with all aspects of your application, so it's best to seek advice early if you need it.
We are a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked Management School, consistently ranked in the UK's top ten. With a high calibre of student and graduate talent, we are a great place to promote your graduate and undergraduate opportunities. Working with us, we can help you raise your on-campus profile, promote your vacancies and engage with all our students and graduates. Let us help you connect with our talent pool, contact the LUMS Careers Team for more details.
Connect with LUMS students through bespoke employer skills workshops, careers fairs, 1:1 drop-in sessions, presentations, talks, or events.
Engage with our innovative suite of employability modules, preparation for placement lectures, mock interviews and assessment centre experiences.
Advertise your vacancy free of charge to our students and graduates on TARGETconnect, and on our plasma screens throughout the School.
Recruit your future talent today. Host interviews, assessment centres and recruitment events for free in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Promote your events, graduate vacancies, schemes, internships and placements via our regular student e-newsletter.
We can target specific groups of LUMS students with relevant vacancies. Send all the details to the LUMS careers team.
Discover our upcoming careers events. For a full list, visit our Careers Events page.
Thursday 11 October 2018, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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