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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?

SOAS Alumni can now use the Careers Service free of charge. You can continue to benefit from the SOAS Careers Service’s resources and support which includes:

  • Access to online resources such as Careers Tagged, Interview Simulator, Assessment Day and the Careers Moodle
  • 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
  • 15 minute appointments with our careers consultants – including refining your careers thinking, completing applications effectively and tailoring your CV
  • 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

In order to join free of charge, please email careers@soas.ac.uk your name, your Alumni ID number, course and faculty details, year of graduation, and phone number.

If you have graduated more than 2 years ago, you are also welcome to use our resources and come to our events. We can also offer you up to 3x 30minute careers coaching sessions.

If you have any queries, please contact careers@soas.ac.uk or phone 020 7898 4115.

Further Help

We can recommend C2 Careers, which is a specialised careers advice service for graduates and a part of the Careers Group, University of London. You can also look at:

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