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How can I network with an employer?

This article provides information on how you can network with employers during your time at the university.

Who do I need? 

Careers and Employment  - this is the University of Hertfordshire's careers service; they provide information, guidance and advice to you to increase your employment prospects once you have finished your studies. 

What do I need to do?

  • Visit the Careers and Employment website - Giving you access to our full range of resources including our interactive Handshake community which provides live vacancies, access to careers and enterprise appointments, employer events, and more.

Keep an eye on the Events section on Handshake for details of when the Careers and Employment service are holding employer events. These events involve representatives from external companies coming onto campus to inform students of the current vacancies they have. We hold various fairs throughout the year specifically for: work experience, volunteering, placement and graduate opportunities. Recruitment and careers fairs are one of the best ways to find work opportunities in your area of interest. It is an excellent opportunity to meet potential employers face to face and market yourself to your chosen industry. 

Do you have a question? Speak with the Careers and Employment team

You can instantly speak with a member of the Careers and Employment team online by using Live Chat on the Careers and Employment website. To start a conversation with the team, visit the homepage and click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner. 


N.B: International students (non-EU) are able to work up to twenty hours per week, depending on your visa conditions. You can undertake most types of work but you must NOT engage in business or self-employment; or be employed as a professional sports person, entertainer or doctor in training, and cannot fill a permanent full-time vacancy. UH international students are also not eligible to undertake a self-employed placement year or placement working from home.             

If you are a student working at the University of Hertfordshire, you will be able to work a maximum of 15 hours per week regardless of whether you are a home or international student.            



Contact Us

Careers and Employment

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The Careers and Employment Service is open to all of our current students and graduate for up to four years after their course ends. We offer daily video, phone, and in-person appointments with Careers Advisers. Appointments are available on both College Lane in the Hutton Hub and on de Havilland in the Enterprise Hub. Please find out more by visiting our website: Contact the Careers and Employment team instantly with Live Chat on the Careers and Employment website. To start a conversation with the team, visit the homepage and click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
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