Find out how to build your experience, further develop your skills, and start thinking about where your career may go.

Work Experience Preparation Programme

Build your careers confidence with bespoke preparation activities to support your applications for Career Lab opportunities and beyond. The Work Experience Preparation Programme is a structured programme that includes relevant sessions and training to boost your confidence, understand your strengths and overcome imposter syndrome.

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Create your own experience

Want to explore starting a side hustle, developing a freelance career or launching a new business or social enterprise? We can support you with advice and guidance, funding opportunities and helpful connections. Take your first step by booking an Entrepreneurship Exploration appointment with the team.

Taking part in opportunities 

In your second year, you can apply to take part in all opportunities but can only accept either the UK internship or the Virtual Global Internship or the Junior Research Associate scheme. 

You can complete both the Digital Accelerator and the Video Accelerator during your time at Sussex, but only one Accelerator per year. For example, you can take part in the Video Accelerator in year 1, and the Digital Accelerator in year 2.

Disability support and reasonable adjustments

We have partnered with EmployAbility to provide disabled students, and students with neurodivergent, mental health and long-term health conditions, with individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace, information about your rights, and support you with your applications.

Register with EmployAbility for more information and support.

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