University of Surrey International Study Centre
During your studies at the International Study Centre and at the University, you will develop the skills and confidence you'll need to become a successful graduate, prepared for a rewarding career in your chosen specialism.
At the University of Surrey International Study Centre, we include CareerAhead activities in our programmes to help prepare you for life beyond university. CareerAhead is designed to give you a head start in the competitive global graduate employment market. We will help you to develop key employability skills such as:
In addition, we will work with you to create a personal development plan to help you identify and work towards your goals for future success.
You'll also have the opportunity to build up work experience by taking up part-time employment or a work placement during your studies. Find out more about working rights as part your visa.
Benefit from an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.
Once you begin your journey with us at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.
You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.
*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.
During your degree at the University of Surrey you will have access to the Employability and Careers Centre. Advisers will help to prepare you for your Professional Training placement and ensure you develop your employability skills ready for your future career.
"In my placement, I got to work in telecoms. It was really good as I got to work on live projects. The experience taught me a lot and helped boost my confidence. I know now I have a greater chance of being employed."
Studied International Foundation Year - Engineering, Science and Mathematics