We focus on the real-world application of critical thinking so that our graduates are prepared for the workplace.
With 93% of our graduates in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018), our employability programmes are engineered to get our student's careers off to the best possible start.
An Economics degree has the potential to send a graduate's career soaring, and so we make it our priority to ensure that our graduates are fully prepared before entering the job market. With many doors open to Economic graduates on leaving university, we seek to discuss options and employability with our students regularly, so that they have direction, conviction and requisite knowledge when choosing a path.
The employability programmes available are designed to ensure that students have come into contact with all kinds of professionals, including some Royal Holloway alumi. Included on the agenda is a guest lecture series from many notable professionals, networking opportunities, careers workshops and more.
Economics Careers Skills Certification
About the Certificate
We have developed the Economics Careers Skills Certification programme with the Careers & Employability Service to enhance employability skills by helping you understand how to:
- Build an attractive CV
- Secure and succeed in work experience and internships
- Make successful applications
- Perform well in interviews
- Find the graduate job or further study programme that is right for you.
This course is delivered in each year of your degree, with points accrued toward the Royal Holloway Passport Award Scheme – an initiative to recognise student achievement beyond the classroom.
Year 1: Silver
5 Passport Points
Year 2: Gold
10 Passport Points
Year 3: Platinum
10 Passport Points
All about work experience, spring insight days, volunteering,
societies and more
- Choosing, finding and applying
- Q&A with an Economics student
who secured an internship
- Recorded interview with an
Economics graduate now at
KPMG. Tips & advice.
- CVs, application forms
- Taking action in your final year
CVs, cover letters, application
forms and interviews for work
experience, part-time &
Interview technique for internships
Session 2 (Choose one)
- Assessment Centres & Interview
techniques for Graduate jobs
- Further Study: Consider,
- Moodle CV & application form courses
Bonus sessions: psychometric tests, immigration
You can register for the course here. Places are limited, and so please register early.
Due to the strong links we have maintained with our alumni, we have had many return to Royal Holloway to provide advice, contacts and networking opportunities to current students.
Talks and presentations are also a big part of Economics@Work, and we have been fortunate enough to receive many fantastic job lectures and presentations from previous students.
Global Leadership Programme
The Global Leadership Programme (GLP) is an extra-curricular programme to develop students’ skills for working successfully with cultural difference. It offers four students a year learning opportunities which are immersive and transformative.
The GLP explores key themes such as issues surrounding citizenship and leadership in a global context, as well as inter-cultural competence. The programme includes:
- An exhibition event
- A free residential trip to another country worth £1,500
Not only are the experiences offered by the GLP enriching and expansive, but they can also make a significant contribution to a student's CV.
Searching for (or even thinking about!) your future career can be a daunting task, and so the best place to start can often be to get some well-informed advice. The friendly team at the university Careers Centre are located in the library, and they can help you with:
- CVs, applications, and interviews
- Finding internships and work experience
- Making the most of recruitment fairs
- Using social media for job hunting