Careers ServiceAbout the Careers Service

Find out who we are and what we do

The Careers Service is based on Level 4 of the Learning & Teaching Building. We help Strathclyde students and graduates with information, advice, and guidance on career choices, and achieving career goals.


We provide career information, advice, and guidance to help students and graduates achieve their career goals.

We provide seminars to help students:

  • identify career options
  • understand the labour market
  • discover opportunities to develop their skills
  • prepare for the recruitment process

We provide bookable appointments for 1:1 careers information advice and guidance. There can be a long waiting time for these at busy times of the year.

Our Employer Engagement Team provides opportunities for students and graduates to network with employers and industry professionals.

We can help with:

  • choosing a career and information about different career paths and industries
  • advising on postgraduate study
  • making applications, including writing CVs and going to interviews
  • where to find UK and worldwide graduate jobs and work experience opportunities

We do not recommend students to employers. We can help you to find out about employers and to make applications for jobs. We do not have any special influence on employers.

We cannot provide specific lists of employers recruiting people from your country or your degree subject.

We're happy to give advice on the structure and content of your application forms and CV. We cannot write it for you. Neither do we offer a proofreading service for your applications. We'll point out any areas that need improving. Your application must be in your own words. Employers will expect graduates from a UK university to have a good command of the English language.

We're not qualified to give detailed advice about your entitlement to work in the UK.

We offer advice and information in good faith. You must take responsibility for your decisions based on that guidance.

Students: all students. From your first day at University, right through to your graduation

Graduates: all graduates may use the Careers Service for up to five years after graduation. Bear in mind our core expertise is with graduate labour markets and further study options

Prospective students: prospective students are not able to book appointments or attend Careers Service events. They are welcome to use the open resources on our website but can also find advice on career planning and exploring university courses on My World of Work

Discontinuing students: if you choose to leave your course, you may use the Careers Service for up to six months after you leave

If you're graduate of Strathclyde, within five years of graduation, you may use the Careers Service.

We have a dedicated Careers and Employability Consultant for each of the four faculties here at Strathclyde University. Visit our Meet the team page to find out more.

If you're experiencing any difficulty with MyCareer, please email

Our technical support team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) & application check

These appointments can be booked online through MyCareer.

Guidance appointments

To book a careers guidance appointment, please complete the appointment request form on our appointments page.

To help book the most appropriate appointment for you, our Information Team may ask a number of questions. These can include, "Can you tell me what you wish to discuss with the consultant?". Try to be as specific as possible. Please understand that they are asking these questions to help you - they are not being nosey!

Practice interview appointments

Requests for practice interviews should be emailed to

Find out more about what these different types of appointments offer.

It's important that you arrive for your appointment on time.

If you're more than 10 minutes late for a guidance appointment (five minutes for a CV check), you'll not be seen. You'll need to re-book an appointment.

If you're unable to keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. It means we can offer the appointment to someone else. Last year, over 50 people did not show up for appointments. This is unfair to the Consultant and to your student colleagues who are waiting to book.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) check appointments booked online

You may book one CV checking appointment every four weeks.

Guidance appointments

After your first appointment, your Consultant will let you know when it's appropriate to make a follow-up appointment.

Yes. For tips on how to find a part-time job, check out our finding a part-time job leaflet. This is available to download from MyCareerHub Strathclyde. You can also book to attend a thirty minute Briefing Session on Finding a Part-time Job. Briefing sessions are advertised on our Events Calendar.

We can also review your CV for part-time work. Book online on MyCareer.

Part-time jobs in and around Glasgow are advertised by the Strathclyde Union Jobshop.

Once you complete your studies, we have processes in place to help you move to graduate access to all our systems. Find out more about graduate access to the Careers Service.