The Department of Economics believes that you come to univeristy for more than just a degree and therefore will support you to achieve your potential throughout your studies and beyond. There are numerous opportunities which can help you to develop your career and broaden your horizons. Many of these are fun and rewarding projects that can also have a positive impact on your academic progress.
Work experience and Internships
Internships are a valuable way to both improve your employability and help give depth to your studies. Workshops are available to help with the process of obtaining and work placement, as well as one to one support were it is required.
Volunteering can help you get valuable experience, let you road test a career and broaden your network of friends. On top of this it can be rewarding and fun. The university offers lots of advice and information about volunteering opportunities and those that do volunteer can apply for the Volunteering Award.
Events organised by the university and the student societies offer the opportunity to network with local and national employers, including top graduate recruiters. There are a number of different Economics and Finance societies at the University including The University of Leicester Economics Society, SIFE Leicester and The Leicester Finance Society, to name but a few.
Leicester Award for Employability
The Leicester Award encompasses a range of employability courses and programmes available to University of Leicester students. All programmes are designed to help you to develop, assess, recognise and record the employability skills you are gaining through extra and co-curricular activities. The are a number of new industry courses which are of particular interest to students studying Economics.
Graduate recruitment advice
Information, advice and guidence is available to assist you with the graduate job application process. The Department's Student Support Manager is available to help with research, opportunities and applications.
There are opportunities to undertake project work with student societies and employer lead organisations.
Peer mentoring can help you to achieve your personal, academic and career goals. First year students are assigned a peer mentor for the first term of their studies. As a 2nd or 3rd year student you can return the favour by acting as a peer mentor yourself.