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Date: Thursday 13 February 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Mandela Suite, Students’ Union
What are employers looking for from me? What can I do to maximise my chance of getting the job I want? How can I make myself invaluable in the workplace? These are questions that you may be considering at this time of year as you think about what to do after your degree.
The ‘Question Time’ event provides students with the opportunity to ask any questions they have about Employability to a panel of experts. The panel includes a graduate employer, an entrepreneur, a careers adviser and a recent Swansea University Engineering graduate. Light refreshments will be provided.
For further information and to book your place, please go to:
- Click on Events Calendar
- Select: Date of the Event
- Select: Book
We’ve been adding new events to our Careers Talks Programme – click here to download the updated list of forthcoming events.
Once you have registered and logged in:-
- Click on “Events Calendar”
- Select the date of the presentation/workshop you wish to attend
- Select “Book”
The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.
Download the full programme:
Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-
- Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
- Getting started with career ideas
- Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
- Writing an effective CV and cover letter
- Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
- Career decision making
- Developing an employability mindset
- Analysing what you can offer an employer
- Making successful applications
- Interview skills and psychometric testing
- preparing for assessment centres
- The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
- Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
- Using social media for job hunting
- Getting into teaching
- International Students – What next after your degree?
Alongside the Employability Week events organised by the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Management is organising an additional programme of events that are open to students from all degree disciplines.
A dedicated section in The Guardian newspaper to help you boost your employability:
Imperial College Finance Society is proud to present, in its 4th year, its flagship event – the New Financial Worlds Conference 2013.
Split into two streams, Global markets and Investment Banking, you’ll get the chance to listen to seminars from the industry’s elite, as well as network and ask your piercing questions. There will also be interactive activities for you to show off your financial talent. If selected to attend you’ll have your CV sent to participating banks for the chance to be fast tracked!
All you need to do is choose which stream you’d like to apply to and send in your CV via this link: http://nfwconference.com/
Applications are now open! Good Luck!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/NFWConference for the latest updates.
We arrange a number of events to help you improve our employability skills, give you access to recruiters and provide information about specific jobs.
Students who wish to attend any of these events will receive a notification informing them when booking is available.
Click here to download an overview of forthcoming talks and skills sessions.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Careers & Employability Helpdesk: Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm with the exception of Tuesdays when the Helpdesk opens at 10.00 am.
For further information and to book your place on the workshops outlined below, please go to: http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/. Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.
Introduction to the Civil Service Fast Stream
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie – Room 152
The Civil Service Fast Stream is a development programme for graduates with the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service and is consistently ranked in the top ten “Times Top 100 Graduate Employers”. The Fast Stream allows you to amass a wide range of experience in a very short time with the opportunity to work in more than one government department, in more than one part of the UK, and to go on secondments to the wider public sector, Europe or the charity or private sectors. Fast Streamers begin their careers with a series of contrasting placements or postings which provide the chance to move between projects and areas of work and build up a valuable portfolio of experience.
This presentation will introduce you to the type of schemes available (Central departments, Analytical, HR, Technology in Business and European) and what you can expect to de doing. The presentation is aimed at anyone with an interest in any of the above and those wanting to pursue a career within the Civil Service.
Speed Employability – CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Date: Thursday 24th October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Target Audience: Maths, Finance and Accounting, Business Studies, Management Students, Economics and Finance.
Are you interested in business and finance and want to work for a top graduate employer after you graduate? 98 of the world’s top 100 global brands employ CIMA students and members as they believe CIMA is the most relevant accounting qualification for business. Come along to the CIMA presentation to find out what management accountancy is and how studying the CIMA Professional Qualification can improve your long-term career prospects, even in a turbulent economic climate. Special CIMA offer also available on the day! http://www.cimaglobal.com/annualreview
For further information and to book your place on the above workshops, please go to: http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/. Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.
The British Council China will run a series of workshops in the UK from 26 October to 3 November 2013. This year they are working in partnership with Zhaopin.com to invite well known businesses to take part in this event. Chinese students will be able to explore their interests and skills to further help them explore the career development process. Participants will also have the chance to interact with business representatives who will be able to offer career development advice and information on their own job opportunities.
One of the sessions will be in Bristol – not far to travel from Swansea.
Date & time: Saturday 26th October 2013, 10:00-17:00
Address: University Place, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Date & time: Sunday 27th October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: George Square Theatre, George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
Date & time: Thursday 31st October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ
Date & time: Sunday 03rd November 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, London SE1 1UL
Students studying across the UK are welcome to take part in these events.
Please visit below link for more event details or to sign up to attend this workshop:
Click here to view our forthcoming programme of talks. These include:
- Employers’ presentations about specific careers and professions, placements, skills development, year out and volunteering opportunities
- Workshops to help you develop your employability and career management skills.
More talks are being added to our programme all the time, so keep any eye on the events section of our website at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents where you can find further information and book online to attend the ones you’re interested in.
We’re delighted that PwC are sponsoring our Fair this year. PwC is theUK’s largest professional services organisation who recruit into business areas such as Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Technology. For information about careers with PwC and advice on developing your employability please visit www.pwc.com/uk/careers. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents/.
Venue: Café West & Fulton Refectory Fulton House
Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
This is YOUR opportunity to network with potential employers and to find out what skills and experience they are looking for.
Last Friday saw the launch at Barclays in London’s Canary Wharf of final reports for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services’ (AGCAS) and Association of Graduate Recruiters’ (AGR) project funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills together with the AGCAS website for students at http://www.graduate-success.org.uk/.
The Graduate Success website includes lots of short videos and case studies on a wide range of topics, such as
- Making the most of a placement
- Work experience
- Career choice and planning
- Using you Careers Service etc.
5th, 6th and 7th June 2013
The Careers and Employability Service will be offering workshops as follows:
Commercial Awareness / Clueless! / Managing your e-Presence / CV Workshops / Job Applications & Interviews / How to Stand Out from the Crowd: An Employer’s Perspective / How to impress an Employer / Personal Branding.
Target Audience: Final Year Students but also open to all who are interested in attending.
Wednesday 5th June
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
The Careers and Employability Service will be offering workshops as follows:
On Commercial Awareness / Clueless! / Managing your e-Presence / CV Workshops / Job Applications & Interviews / How to Stand Out from the Crowd: An Employer’s Perspective / How to Impress an Employer / Personal Branding / Understanding Commercial Awareness.
Further information coming very soon.
Target Audience: Final Year Students, but also open to all who are interested.
The Writer are a UK business language consultancy who have worked with careers advisers in UK Universities over the past two years to offer undergraduates (2nd years) the chance to take part in their two day word experience. It’s like work experience, but wordy. A group of 20 students came and spent time with The Writer in a work-shop-type way where they covered practical things like how to improve their CV and cover letter writing. But the bigger point of the two days though was to get the English Literature students thinking in a wider way about the possibilities of a career in writing. There isn’t only the option of being a novelist or a journalist – there is so much more.
Applications are now open for the 2013 Word Experience…experience which is taking place on the 11th and 12th of April.
The Blind in Business charitable trust helps blind and partially sighted people into work. This open day will take place between 11.00 and 14.00 on 30th January at:
Blind in Business Office
1 London Wall Buildings
Refreshments will be provided.
This event will provide:
- Opportunities for consultations with staff
- CV workshops
- A great opportunity to network
- Career guidance
For more information call 0207 588 1885
OR email: email@example.com
Monday, 18 February 2013 from 10:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
This event is for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in ecological careers. Visit http://youngecobes.eventbrite.co.uk/ for more information. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online.
There will be a series of inspiring talks on a wide range of ecological career paths, followed by useful career management workshops discussing your CV and online presence.
Discover your next steps during the Q&A session, before networking with the experts who can make it happen!
Work experience opportunities during Employability Week beginning 21st January 2013.
- Leading employers in South Wales are offering one week of work experience looking at different aspects of their business.
- You can identify an area of work where you would like to undertake a longer placement.
- Employers may negotiate a further placement with you.
- This week will count for one of the experiences towards the Swansea Employability Award.
- The University will pay your fares and lunches.
- Simple application process.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.