Class of 2021

Are you graduating this year? Take a look at the Class of 2021 Summer Programme providing you with an extended offer of employability, skills and personal development support.

Class of 2021 support


The Careers Service, the 301 Academic Skills Centre, Alumni Relations and faculty colleagues have worked together to produce this extended programme of support.

Graduate Employability Academies - Half day workshops on 9th,16th June (on campus), 13th July or 21st July

A brand new series of Graduate Employability Academies presenting students and new graduates with insights and advice on how to identify, find and apply for graduate roles, and how to successfully navigate the transition from student to employee and ongoing career development.

With careers experts and a variety of alumni and employer speakers, the events will be packed with information and top tips for anyone who needs a bit of a job search boost, or advice on making a good start in your career as a graduate. 

Attending one of the University’s exclusive Employability Academies will be one of the best investments you can make as you complete your studies and look forward to your future.

Book on Career Connect.

Careers & Skills webinar programme 

A full summer timetable of careers and skills webinars available to recent graduates and all students focusing on employability skills development, networking, job search, job application techniques, dissertation skills, time management, statistical analysis and numerical reasoning.

We are also running several webinars featuring employers.

If you’ve missed any sessions, or to view our library of careers-related videos, you may be able to access them via our on demand video recordings.

All webinars and events will be listed on Career Connect and the 301 Student Booking System  - where you can also book to attend.

Online support

We have a number of newly updated resources on our website which cover topics such as:

RISE - graduate job opportunities

Want to stay and work in Sheffield? 

RISE is an innovative and unique project that connects talented, hard-working graduates with small and medium sized enterprises across the Sheffield City Region. RISE offers fantastic opportunities, great career progression and the chance to make an impact. Roles will be advertised on Career Connect from 21st June - 11th July 2021.

Access to ‘mySkills’ - your personal development portfolio

The mySkills portfolio is an innovative new way for you to assess, record, build and reflect on your own skills profile. Your profile and record of personal development is unique to you and will be invaluable in creating your CV and strengthening job applications and interview performance. Access mySkills through Career Connect.

Graduate Development Conference

On 15th September the University will host its first Graduate Development Conference inviting new graduates and continuing students to consider and develop your ability to make an impact in your work or life.

Impact will be the theme as we know many of you aim to seek a career in which you can make a positive impact, whether that be on society, others or within an organisation. This conference will aim to deliver a structured set of sessions focusing on impact, bringing together industry practitioners to encourage knowledge exchange and enabling you to develop further your employability skills. Available to book soon.

The Boardroom Masterclasses

Throughout September the Campaign & Alumni Relations team will be running another ‘The Boardroom’ series of exclusive masterclasses from globally leading Sheffield alumni. The masterclass webinar programme will be open to all of the University's Class 2021 to apply to.

Limited places on this popular scheme, register interest and you will be emailed as soon as applications open later this summer.

View the speakers from last year and get a taste of what's involved.

Join our network of support

We have a Graduate Careers Support Network LinkedIn group for those graduating in 2021 and other recent graduates. We post live vacancies, events and information to support you with your next career steps, so we recommend that you join this group now to access extra help for your next steps.

Look out for our new Student Alumni Platform which will be launching this summer. This platform will be an inclusive online space for students and alumni to connect with each other, and benefit from being part of an exclusive University of Sheffield community. 

As a new graduate you’ll be able to connect with other Sheffield alumni to explore career possibilities, access mentoring opportunities, and share experiences, and it will help you to keep connected to the University.

Coach Cafe - virtual networking opportunity

Graduates can also look out for the return of the Coach Cafe alumni-alumni online networking event coming in the autumn. Hear from fellow alumni who are further along in their career and have valuable experience to share with you. 

Have a question? Talk to an adviser from the Careers Service

As well as our live chat, individual appointments are available with one of our professional advisers. If you haven’t already done so, you may need to complete one of our online careers information ‘pathways’ to give you some of the basic understanding you need before booking an appointment.

Our advisers are here to help you with your next steps, whether that be securing a graduate job, thinking about further study or even just figuring out what you want to do next.

Visit Career Connect to see our resources, access the ‘pathways’ and book an appointment. 

Access your Careers Service for three years post graduation

To continue accessing our support post graduation, you’ll need to register as a graduate on Career Connect, here’s how to register.


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