International Study Centre

Employability Skills for success

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Gain subject-specific career skills, such as with the University's mock courtroom

Prepare for your future career

At the International Study Centre, we care about your academic success - as well as your career once you graduate. With your future career in mind, we have integrated a variety of employability activities into our academic courses at the International Study Centre. These employability activities are designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and employable graduate.

All activities are tailored to your level of study, whether you are preparing for undergraduate or postgraduate study. With our support you will identify your strengths, develop your skills for success and focus on areas for improvement, enabling you to maximise your chances of success at the University of Sussex and achieve your future goals.

On your International Study Centre course

During your course at the International Study Centre you will get the opportunity to develop key employability skills such as teamwork, time management, problem solving and communication, to help you succeed in a professional working environment. With our support you can create a professional CV and develop your presentation and interview skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

We will help you create a personal development plan. This will ensure that you graduate with a globally recognised degree combined with the ability to progress into further study and your career beyond your studies.

You may be able to further build up work experience by taking part-time employment or a work placement during your studies. Find out more about UK working rights as part of your visa.

While studying your degree at Sussex

During your degree studies at Sussex you will continue to undertake a variety of employability activities to develop and build your skills. ‭This will ensure that you graduate ‭not only with a globally recognised ‭degree, but also with the right ‭skills to secure a fantastic job ‭in your chosen future career.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Heloisa from Mozambique

"This really helps us familiarise with our skills, what we can improve on, what we already have and how that can contribute, ultimately, to our careers in the future."

Heloisa from Mozambique International Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Law

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