Employability at INTO University of East Anglia
Your INTO pathway isn’t just a route to a UEA degree. Every program at INTO UEA has been specially designed to enhance your employability, too. You’ll develop your career skills, with unique opportunities and real-world experiences before you’ve even enrolled at university. So, when you progress to UEA, you’ll already be ahead of the game.
Your future career | Virtual Internships
Work experience is one of the best ways to get ahead in your career – so we've partnered with Virtual Internships to make sure all our students have that opportunity. Find out how a Virtual Internship could transform your future.
During your pathway program
INTO pathways are developed with your career in mind, helping you gain key skills for future success and the confidence to seize every opportunity. You'll benefit from:
Our module content and learning styles help you build key soft skills like communication, teamwork, presenting, time management, interview technique and problem solving. You’ll also learn how to use computer software and the internet to research, share ideas and collaborate.
As part of your assessments, you’ll complete tasks related to your degree subject and future career. Think short films for media students, business plans for business students and lab reports for future scientists.
Throughout the year, you’ll attend expert-led workshops covering a wide range of useful topics. Sessions could include: an introduction to the UK labor market, talks from employers and successful industry professionals, entrepreneurial challenges, and CV and application writing.
Develop your networking skills on international platforms such as LinkedIn. Join our online community to stay up to date with the latest INTO employability events, share your experiences and connect with other international students who are building similar careers.
What better way to gain hands-on experience than by volunteering or undertaking an internship? You can also work full time during the holiday periods (and limited hours during term time*).
* UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations strictly stipulate that students studying the International Foundation, International Year One or Academic English programs should work no more than 10 hours per week, and Master's Preparation students should work no more than 20 hours per week.
Develop key skills and get involved in life at the center by becoming an INTO Student Ambassador. You’ll gain a variety of experience, from assisting the marketing team to sharing your experience with prospective students and representing INTO in the community.
Complete an internationally recognized award respected by top employers across the world. Choose one of three levels (bronze, silver or gold) and immerse yourself in helping the local community, developing new skills and completing a challenging expedition.
Studying a Foundation Science or Newton A level program? Add STEMM experience to your CV by logging your hours spent engaging in extra-curricular STEMM activities. You’ll receive a medal and certificate for your bronze, silver or gold award, plus a personalized e-portfolio documenting your activities.
Between your pathway and degree
You’ll have access to even more opportunities after you complete your pathway, but before you start your degree:
If you want to secure your dream job after university, an internship will set you apart. That’s why we've partnered with Virtual Internships, an award-winning online work experience facilitator. With opportunities across 18 different career fields and 3,500 companies in 70 countries, they’ll help you gain valuable professional experience that your future employers will love.
Additional cost: £1,295
Develop your transferable employability skills in engaging and realistic business-led challenges, ranging from a one-day Mini Boost to an intensive Summer Employment Boost. Experience one-to-one coaching and the work with industry experts in your field.
Additional cost varies depending on program selected
You must be aged 18 or over by the time you start your Virtual Internship.
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During your UEA degree
UEA’s mission is to prepare students for life – not just their studies. You’ll have access to a wide range of career support services, funding, awards and employability activities while you study for your degree.
UEA’s career service offers a range of services including CV building schemes, confidence workshops, job fairs, interview practice, mentoring, industry experience, business coaching and funding, volunteering, internship opportunities and more.
Gain a competitive advantage in the job market with the UEA Award. Valued by employers, it recognizes the academic and extra-curricular activities at UEA that help you develop skills for employment and life.
“My degree was based in group work which boosted my team building, collaboration and group presentation skills – something I now really value working in my field! There were also opportunities to network beyond the classroom, such as mock interviews and panel discussions with professionals during Employability Week.”
Business and Integration Architecture Associate Manager at Accenture
International Year One -> BSc (Hons) Business Management
Clubs and societies
The university Students’ Union has a wide range of clubs and societies – including many that are dedicated to specific industries and career paths. Depending on your ambitions and interests, you could join: