Leeds Network information
The Leeds Network is unavailable in the 2021/22 academic year, whilst we work on getting a new and improved platform, with better functionality, up and running.
In the meantime, why not check out some of the fantastic resources below.
Looking for inspiration?
Your career is not necessarily defined by the subject you studied, and Leeds alumni go on to all sorts of careers, from all subjects. Whilst this is great, it can feel overwhelming. See below for some great resources to help you get ideas or be inspired by other Leeds graduates’ careers.
The Alumni tool on LinkedIn pulls together profiles of everyone on LinkedIn who studied at a particular institution. You can see the range of things graduates of your subject went on to do by using the alumni tool on LinkedIn. You can filter by location, employer, role, subject studied and skills. See this post for further information about using the LinkedIn Alumni tool. If you’re not on LinkedIn and want to know more about it first, this post gives a basic overview of how it can help you. You could try contacting some alumni to see their advice or insights (see the section below on ‘informational interviews for help). Whilst there are no guarantees you’ll get a response, alumni are usually happy to help, they’ve been in your position and know what it is like.
Our blog contains hundreds of posts from students, alumni, employers and careers staff on a wide range of topics. Try searching by your subject or keywords to find relevant posts.
University of Leeds Alumni Events, Videos and podcasts
In addition to keeping an eye on our events on MyCareer, do the same for events organised by the University’s Alumni & Development Team and catch up on previous events on their events replay and ‘My Leeds Story’ podcasts.
National graduate destinations
The Prospects ‘What can I do with my degree?’ series provides national aggregated data showing common career destinations by subject. Note that these lists are not exhaustive, nor are they your only options. Rather, they are a summary of some of the most common destinations.
Talk to people
One of the most useful things you can do to kick start, develop, or refine your ideas for your next steps. If you’ve got no ideas and want some help getting started, book a Careers Guidance appointment via MyCareer.
Talk to people about their careers, how they got in, and their advice. Take advantage of the 100s of careers events with alumni, employers and experts that we organise every year, which you can find on MyCareer. Additionally, talk to anyone and everyone you already know (be they tutors, friends, course-mates, or anyone else you meet) about your interests; you never know how they might be able to help or who they might be able to introduce you to.
Whilst the word ‘interview’ may sound very formal, all this term really means is having a chat with someone about their job, sector, or employer. Our short guide explains everything you need to know, from what they are, to questions to ask, and everything in between.
There are several career mentoring schemes at the University which connect you with an alumnus or other professional in a field of interest. See the Careers Service website for further information about mentoring and the different schemes available.
Why not check out what our mentees have to say about their mentoring experience?
Talk to us
If you’re unsure, or need help with any of the above, Careers & Employability staff at the University are here to help, talk to us!