Careers support at Goldsmiths

Our Careers Service supports you throughout your studies at Goldsmiths, helping to identify your future career and develop your skills.

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How the Careers Service can support you

The Goldsmiths Careers Service can help you develop new skills, get valuable work experience, and access expert advice. You can book one-to-one appointments with careers consultants, get your CV or LinkedIn profile checked, and practise your interview technique. You can also search our databases to find jobs and paid internship opportunities.

We run regular careers fairs, events on everything from networking to freelancing, and industry panel discussions where you can hear from professionals working in sectors like marketing, management, the media, publishing and the arts. It’s a great way to get inspiration about the kinds of careers you might be interested in.

If you would prefer to work for yourself in the future, we offer lots of support and advice around setting up a business and developing your enterprise skills.

Finding entry-level work opportunities can be difficult but the Goldsmiths Careers website is a great help for students looking for the perfect job.

Leticia, BA Arts Management

Leticia, BA Arts Management

What we offer

We offer several programmes to help support students with their professional development and future careers.

GoldReach 

This programme provides enhanced careers support for UK undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who may face additional barriers accessing graduate-level employment. The programme provides the opportunity to broaden your career horizons and develop your employability skills through a range of opportunities. You can find out more about the programme here.

HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report)

When you graduate from Goldsmiths you get more than a degree, you also get a HEAR transcript, which you can share with future employers. This records your academic results and your other achievements including co-curricular activities, university prizes and other awards. Find out more about how you can use HEAR.

The Gold Award 

The Gold Award is a personal and professional development programme to help you to identify current skills and develop new ones via co-curricular activities to carry out alongside your studies. More information on how the programme works can be found here.

The Gold Award is a great opportunity to boost your future career prospects while studying

Graduate outcomes 

Goldsmiths is committed to preparing its students for their futures – whether that’s through our interdisciplinary courses that challenge you to see the world differently or through dedicated careers support. Our graduates go on to do many exciting things: starting their own businesses; working for media agencies; continuing to study and so much more, as can be seen in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) results.

The new GOS was published by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) on 23 June 2020. The goal of the GOS is to provide helpful information about how university students progress after graduating, and covers both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The survey is based on students' experience 15 months after graduation, which means it can provide a good understanding of graduate destinations and the next steps they take in the year after finishing their course.

Key highlights from the GOS include:

  • 77% of Goldsmiths graduates in highly skilled work matching the UK average for all universities
  • 89% of Goldsmiths postgraduates (PGR and PGT) are in highly skilled work
  • 83% of Goldsmiths UK graduates think their current activity is meaningful (matching our comparator group benchmark)
  • 77% of Goldsmiths UK graduates think their current activity fits in with their future plans (1% higher than our comparator group benchmark)

More information about the survey can be found here.

Explore the Careers Service

If you want to see where you can find us for support, explore our virtual tour of the Careers Service to take a look at our dedicated site on campus, we look forward to welcoming you in person.