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Employability at INTO University of Stirling

Your INTO pathway isn’t just a route to a University of Stirling degree. Every program at INTO Stirling has been specially designed to enhance your employability too. You’ll develop your career skills, with unique opportunities and real-world experiences before you’ve even enrolled at university. So, when you progress to the University of Stirling, you’ll already be ahead of the game.

During your pathway program

INTO pathways are developed with your career in mind, helping you gain key skills for future success and the confidence to seize every opportunity. You'll benefit from:

Our module content and learning styles help you build key soft skills like communication, teamwork, presenting, time management, interview technique and problem solving. You’ll also learn how to use computer software and the internet to research, share ideas and collaborate.

Say ‘goodbye’ to boring tests, and ‘hello’ to assessments that make sense. As part of your assessments, you’ll complete tasks related to your degree subject and future career. Think short films for media students, business plans for business students and lab reports for future scientists.

Throughout the year, you’ll attend expert-led workshops covering a wide range of useful topics. Sessions could include: an introduction to the UK labor market, talks from employers and successful industry professionals, entrepreneurial challenges, and CV and application writing.

Develop your networking skills on international platforms such as LinkedIn. Join our online community to stay up to date with the latest INTO employability events, share your experiences and connect with other international students who are building similar careers.

What better way to gain work experience than by getting a job? INTO is registered with the Office for Students, which means you’ll be able to work during your studies with us. This can be paid work or volunteering, up to 20 hours per week during term and either part time or full time in the holidays.

Develop key skills and get involved in life at the center by becoming an INTO Student Ambassador. You’ll gain a variety of experience, from assisting the marketing team to sharing your experience with prospective students and representing INTO in the community.

Develop reflective skills and identify your strengths and areas for improvement in the Personal Tutoring module. You'll learn a range of useful employability skills, from writing successful CVs and cover letters to developing interview techniques in a mock intern interview presentation.

Between your pathway and degree

You’ll have access to even more opportunities after you complete your pathway, but before you start your degree:

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Virtual Internships

If you want to secure your dream job after university, an internship will set you apart. That’s why we've partnered with Virtual Internships, an award-winning online work experience facilitator. With opportunities across 18 different career fields and 3,500 companies in 70 countries, they’ll help you gain valuable professional experience that your future employers will love.

Additional cost: £1,295

Employment Boost

Develop your transferable employability skills in engaging and realistic business-led challenges, ranging from a 1-day Mini Boost to an intensive Summer Employment Boost. Experience one-to-one coaching and the work with industry experts in your field.

Additional cost varies depending on program selected

You must be aged 18 or over by the time you start your Virtual Internship.

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During your University of Stirling degree

University of Stirling students gain more than a degree – you'll have the support you need to plan your future. You'll access to a variety of career support services, work experience opportunities, careers fairs and employability schemes and awards while you study for your degree.

Careers and Employability Service

Ranked 15th in the world (Global International Student Barometer Benchmark 2018), the University of Stirling's Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including:

  • alumni mentoring scheme
  • help finding internships, volunteering and jobs
  • advice when planning your career route
  • CV writing, job application and interview guidance
  • careers fairs to meet employers
  • free access to the GoinGlobal online jobs platform
  • events on specialist subject areas such as employment and disability.


Designed to recognize your extracurricular activities and achievements, the My Stirling Award is an employability skills award program that'll give your CV an edge. Complete all three bronze, silver and gold levels and have your achievement added to your degree transcript for employers to see.

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“I attended external events as part of the Economics Society and the Student Managed Investment Fund, where I found out about work opportunities like internships and volunteering. During and straight after my degree, I completed several internships in investment management and venture capital. I got to know the industry, the people and the working environment, so they were great opportunities to boost my career prospects.”

Juan, Venezuela

Software Engineer at Dayshape

BA (Hons) Politics and Economics with International Year One

Clubs and societies

The university Students’ Union has a wide range of clubs and societies – including many that are dedicated to specific industries and career paths. Depending on your ambitions and interests, you could join: