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Careers Service

SOAS Alumni

There are several ways in which you can get involved with SOAS and current SOAS students once you graduate.

This includes:

  • Come back and share your experiences with a small goup of current students at one of our lunchtime ‘What I wish I’d known when I was a student at SOAS’ sessions, hosted by a Careers Consultant.
  • Offer to be part of a mock interview panel
  • Offer mentoring support to students who studied your subject or who are aspiring to a role in your career sector.
  • Provide a Graduate Careers Case Study
  • Volunteer for the Take an Alum for Coffee mentoring scheme and meet with students interested in your career and sector
  • Exhibit at or host an event such as a Careers Fair, Employer Presentation or Recruiter-in-Residence session
  • Come back to speak with students from your department
  • Join the SOAS Alumni Network

Looking for careers advice?

Use of the Careers Service is free of charge both whilst you are a current student and once you have graduated. 

To make sure that you receive continuing support we ask you to join GradClub at no charge. As a GradClub member, you can continue to benefit from the SOAS Careers Service’s resources and support.

As a GradClub member you will get:

  • 15 minute appointments with our careers consultants – including refining your careers thinking, completing applications effectively and tailoring your CV.Unlimited access to our careers information room to help you find out about jobs, different career options, further study and more
  • Free careers publications and employer directories
  • Free attendance to SOAS specific careers events
  • Up to 3 in-depth 1-1 careers discussions and practice interviews per year
  • Weekly e-newsletter to keep you up-to-date with news and events
  • We will ask you to confirm your membership annually after the first two years.

How do I join?

To join, please email careers@soas.ac.uk for a promotional code and then register on www.gradclub.co.uk.

Not interested in GradClub?

If you do not wish to join GradClub or are no longer eligible we can recommend C2 Careers, which is a specialised careers advice service for graduates and a part of the Careers Group, University of London.

If you cannot visit us in person, or cannot pay, but still want help with your career, listed below are some resources which may help:

  • The Careers Group - Official site for University of London students and graduates
  • JobOnline - find permanent vacancies
  • Online Careers Library - thousands of useful links hand-picked by careers staff
  • Prospects - detailed information on different sectors and roles, profiles of graduate career options, further study information, vacancy listings and country-by-country information