International Study Centre

Skills for success

Gain subject-specific career skills, such as with the University's mock courtroom

Prepare for your future career

At the International Study Centre, we care about your academic ‭success - as well as your career once you ‭graduate. With your future career ‭in mind, we have integrated a variety of employability activities into our academic ‭courses at the International Study Centre, called CareerAhead.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

What does CareerAhead do?

CareerAhead is designed to give you ‭a head start in today’s competitive ‭graduate employment market by ‭helping you become a confident, ‭highly skilled and employable graduate. We will help you use your time at the University of Sussex proactively, so that you can maximise ‭your chances of success in the ‭future.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

CareerAhead activities are tailored to your level of study, whether you are preparing for undergraduate or postgraduate study. With our support you will identify your strengths and focus on areas for improvement needed to achieve your goals and future success.

How it works

Stage 1: During your International Study Centre course

As part of your course at the International Study Centre you will get the opportunity to develop key employability skills such as teamwork, time management, problem solving and communication, to help you succeed in a professional working environment. With our support you will learn how to create a professional CV and develop your presentation and interview skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

We will help you create a personal development plan. This will ensure that you graduate with a globally recognised degree combined with the ability to progress into further study and your career beyond your studies.

You may be able to further build up work experience by taking part-time employment or a work placement during your studies. Find out more about working rights as part of your visa. 

Stage 2: When you go on to your degree at Sussex

During your degree studies at Sussex you will continue to undertake a variety of employability activities to develop and build your skills. ‭This will ensure that you graduate ‭not only with a globally recognised ‭degree, but also with the right ‭skills to secure a fantastic job ‭in your chosen future career.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Beyond university

Stay connected with your classmates by joining our Alumni Network. Founder Soroush Ahmadi explains how the Network is exclusively for International Study Centre students – past and present – to socialise, travel and share job opportunities. As an alumnus himself, Soroush shares how important connections are to be successful in the business world.

Testimonial 2

Sussex student Michelle

“CareerAhead stated that I had good cooperating and supporting skills and helped me realise which skills and areas I should pay more attention to.”

Michelle from Malaysia
International Foundation Year in Media and Communications

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