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Careers support

As an Oxonian, you can access support from the University at any stage in your career, wherever you are in the world. Whether you’re searching for your first job, considering a career change or simply want to network with others in your industry, we have a range of services to help.

Careers events 

Attend Careers Conferences and Careers Fairs by registering for an account on CareerConnect.

Recent graduates can also access our Kick Start Your Career workshops. If you recently completed your degree at Oxford and feel that your career needs a boost, you can come to this free one-day intensive course designed to help you to get your career moving. Please see the Careers Service website for more details.

Oxford Alumni Community

The Oxford Alumni Community offers a range of benefits: 

  • Access the knowledge, expertise and connections of fellow Oxonians.
  • Find and post jobs exclusively within the alumni community.
  • Share your advice, insights and experience.

You can register here.

Continuing Professional Development

A range of professional development opportunities for Oxford alumni is provided by both the University and external organisations. Some examples are listed below. The Department for Continuing Education's CPD Centre provides flexible, part-time courses for professional development in a very wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Biosciences
  • Electronics, telecoms and engineering
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Leadership and public policy
  • Management, business and presentation skills
  • Medical and health sciences
  • Nanotechnology and nanomedicine

Courses may take the form of workshops, seminars, short courses and online courses in addition to certificates, diplomas and Masters degrees. The portfolios are constantly updated to provide the best skills training for professionals and academics in the UK and abroad.

Benefits for alumni: Discounts are offered to Alumni Card holders on selected professional development courses at the discretion of the portfolio manager. To find out whether the programme you're interested in can offer a discounted rate, please enquire using the contact information for each individual course.

Contact the Department for Continuing Education's CPD Centre:
Phone: +44 (0)1865 286960
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Saïd Business School

A range of programmes open to Oxford alumni with exclusive opportunities including reduced fees or scholarships for specific programmes.Find out more on their website

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

A suite of Executive Education programmes to engage working professionals with climate change and long-term environmental sustainability.

Further information here

Contact: The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, phone: +44 (0)1865 614942, email: