SOAS University of London

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:

  • 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 through SOAS Connect
  • 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 Stream, Assessment Day and GoinGlobal
  • 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 provide us with your Alumni ID number and then we will send you a link to register with CareersZONE, our careers management system.

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.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is a statutory HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) survey to find out what graduates are doing. It replaces the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey which used to be done at 6 months, but is now administered at 15 months post graduation. It is a legal requirement for SOAS that all graduates are asked what they are doing via this survey, which involves an online or telephone questionnaire. You will be asked about work, study, travel or other activities, and how your degree helped prepare you for your current role.

Data is shared on an aggregated basis, so no individuals are identifiable in any information SOAS publishes. It is used to help current students understand what careers could be available to them, supports Departments identify how academic experiences can be linked to the job market, and is used to assist prospective students making choices with courses.

SOAS Careers have been reaching out via the Careers newsletter and alumni channels, and you may get further communication from us about this.

Further Help

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