Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Contact Steve

Steve Carter
POLIS Careers Consultant
University of Leeds Careers Centre

Tel: 0113 343 5316
email: s.g.carter@leeds.ac.uk

Life after graduation and the careers of POLIS alumni

After Graduation

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POLIS Careers Consultant - Steve Carter

As your dedicated POLIS careers consultant, my role is to help you...

  • plan what to do after university
  • look for work experience
  • find vacancies
  • improve your applications
  • decide if you want to change your course.

I can also help you with your CV, providing support with compiling CVs, covering letters and applications, and much more.

POLIS career-planning module

POLIS currently supports its students by running, in conjunction with the Careers Centre, a career-planning elective module for those wanting to find out more about how to make successful applications, improve their interview techniques and how to pass assessment centres.

This elective includes networking with employers who visit the University and presenting to local and national employers, such as Leeds City Council and the Civil Service Fast Stream, in a Skills Challenge. 

To help with the module's administration and the prize money for the group that wins the Skills Challenge, PwC have kindly sponsored this elective to help POLIS students meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive graduate marketplace.

Drop-in sessions

Steve runs careers advice drop-in sessions for POLIS undergraduate and postgraduate students.

POLIS careers VLE area 

For more information on careers, internships and work placement opportunities, take a look at the POLIS section on the VLE.

  1. Log on to the VLE
  2. Click on 'Politics and International Studies' under 'Organisations'

Leeds Alumni Network

The Leeds Network is our online service which allows current Leeds students, and those who have been graduates for 5 years or less, to view career profiles of hundreds of fellow Leeds graduates to see how they got where they are today. Whether you want to see where other people who studied in the School of Politics and International Studies are now, or look for someone with your dream job, it can be a great insight into careers. You can also contact them if you have a question about their career or just need some advice. It could be anything from “what should I wear to my first interview?” to “how can I get into your line of work?”

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