Continuous Online Career Support to Graduates
It is Abertay University's policy to provide continuous career support for three years after graduation. See the section below, "Online Career Support Resources" for specific details on how we can support you. We can also connect with you for a career conversation, one to one.
How Will We Connect?
Visit Abertay Connect, register as a Graduate and once successfully registered, you can book an online Careers Appointment for a one to one conversation by Microsoft Teams or telephone.
You can also submit a question using the query function on Abertay Connect.
Richard Ogston (Careers Service Manager) - Divisions of Food & Drink; Law; Sport & Exercise Sciences
Martin Hughes (Career Development Adviser) - Divisions of Natural & Built Environment; Psychology; Counselling and Forensic Sciences
Kelly Dawson (Careers Adviser) - Divisions of Games Technology & Mathematics; Games & Arts; Cyber Security; Accounting, Business and Management; Biomedical Sciences
Jacqueline Gray (Careers Adviser) - Division of Health Sciences (Mental Health Nursing; Division of Sociology
Aaron McKenna (Careers Adviser) - Works across all Divisions supporting graduates
Jane Graham (Placement Coordinator) - Works across all Divisions regarding placement modules
Ricky Shek (Employer Liaison Officer) - Works across all Divisions regarding employer engagement & labour market information
Your Future Starts Now
If you have graduated into uncertainty and are confused about what to do now, then start to take action and tap into all the support you can get. The challenge is to cope both with the "here and now" and also to continue to focus on shaping your future, your longer term goals.
In the current situation this might take longer and require flexibility and re-evaluation of your plans. There are opportunities out there and more will emerge as we work our way out of all the current uncertainty.This is a time to focus on solutions and take action to put them into practice in order to achieve your long term goals. We can support you to do this.
Online Career Support Resources
- CV Guidance
- CV Examples
- Cover Letter
- Successful Applications
- Personal Statements
- Interview Guidance
You can find guidance for the above topics and much more on our career resources page here.
A Life Online
Virtual is the new normal. Many recruiters have moved their recruitment process online; they will not simply go back to pre-pandemic life once we return to a more normal situation. LinkedIn has always been an important communication tool for Graduates, now it is essential. As with your CV you can have an effective professional LinkedIn profile or one that does not effectively communicate what you have to offer.
There are a number of simple guides that have been created to help you create a professional profile, many of them created by LinkedIn for students and graduates.
You can find help guides on LinkedIn here on our careers pages. If you create, or have created, a profile let us know and we can review it to ensure it is effective.