Get Ready for Work 2014

Final year students
Get Ready for Work 2014
Wednesday 11th &  Thursday 12th June

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students (though open to all students).  These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare for employment.

See the Get Ready for Work programme at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/boostyouremployability/getreadyforwork/.

To Register / book your place visit http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
Once you have registered and/or logged in:-

  1. Click on Events Calendar
  2. Select the date of the workshop(s)
  3. Select the workshop(s) you wish to book

Sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

You’ve come to the end of the interview, and the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?” – this is your opportunity to really find out about the company you’ll be working for. Here are six questions you should ask the interviewer and why you should ask them: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/interview-questions.

The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) held a very successful ‘Question Time’ event last month at the Mandela suite in the Students’ Union. Managed by the Careers and Employability team, it was organised in association with the Bright Futures and Konetics student societies. The event was filmed by the University’s SU-TV team:-

The panel included

  • Jenny Jones, HR Odfficer, JCP Solicitors
  • Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla and Owner of Clockwork Bear
  • Naomi Boast, Assistnat Civil Engineer, Vinci Construction, based on Swansea University’s new campus site
  • Gareth Hill, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service
  • Lucy Williams, Work Placement and Employment Coordinator, Careers and Employability Service

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

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:

http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

At today’s session on preparing for assessment centres, the focus was on teamwork.  The students who attended showed great ingenuity, competing to see which team could build the highest tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and sellotape.  This photo was taken by Jennie Drewson, one of our Careers Advisers.

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:

English version

Welsh version

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?

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.

The full programme will be published on the Careers and Employability website during the week beginning 6 January 2014.

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?

Attend a 20 minute drop in to find out more about applying for a graduate job, a mock interview and then feedback on your performance.

On the day of the mock interview you will be given lunch.

You can use the interview practice on the Swansea Employability Award.

Find out more at a 20 minute session on 24th October 12-2pm.  Please book at the Careers and Employability events website:

www.swansea.prospects.ac.uk.

Get Ready for Work!

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.

Click here to download the programme.

Target Audience:  Final Year Students but also open to all who are interested in attending.

Bright Futures recently hosted a conference attended by 120 students from over 40 universities, schools and colleges; careers advisers from 28 universities and 30 employers.

Click here to download the conference report on discussions about shaping the employability agenda to help students and new graduates meet economic and social challenges.

Get Ready For Work!

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 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
London Wall
London
EC2M 5PG

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:  media@blindinbusiness.org.uk

This presentation will take place on Tuesday 27 November 2012.
Venue:  Room 130 – 1st Floor – Keir Hardy
Time:  17.000 – 18.00

Passionate about cutting edge technology? Join us as we help you crack the code to graduate success and give you unparalleled insight into BT’s technology graduate scheme!

Along with top tips on how to progress through the interview process, we’ll explore the wide range of opportunities and benefits open to BT’s graduates – from creating new technologies and supporting some of the world’s biggest institutions to personalised on-going development.  In addition, we will provide you with insight into what you can expect from life as a BT technology graduate earning £30,500.

We’re keen to meet you if you’d like to work in Software, Network, Research or Security roles and come from a Computer Science or Electrical & Electronics Engineering-related background.

To sustain our projects – everything from facilitating and supporting the NYSE’s network to rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband, we invest heavily in our talent and welcome the brightest young minds into the BT family. We nurture an environment in which everyone can thrive and become experts in the fields of their choice and grow with the business to reach their full potential.

This presentation is facilitated by: Future Board on behalf of BT
When booking your place for this event, please kindly use your Student Number

The registration/login page:  http://bit.ly/RHg6v8

Please click on ‘Careers Calendar’

Select the above event and sign up.

Just a quick reminder about our Careers Fair on Thursday:-

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information.

This autumn & winter, the IOP has an excellent line up of companies wanting to invite you to their careers evenings, including:  Seagate Technology, IBM, Atkins, Bank of England, TTP, Lockheed Martin and Corporate Risk Associates.  The host companies are interested in recruiting physics graduates on completion of their studies.  Attending these events is an excellent way of finding out what graduate careers are available in these organisations, and how you could boost your chances of securing an interview.

Dates:

  • Seagate Technology, 26 September, 2pm – 4pm, Belfast
  • IBM, 17 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Atkins, 24 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm , London
  • Bank of England, 7 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • TTP, 14 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Lockheed Martin, 5 December 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Corporate Risk Associates, 23 January 2013, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London

All events will be held on a Wednesday afternoon or evening.

If you wish to attend these events, please click here to book:  http://www.iop.org/events/careers/index.html

If you have any questions, please contact:

Vishanti Fox
Careers Manager
The Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
E-mail: vishanti.fox@iop.org
Direct Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4906
Fax: +44 (0)20 7470 4900

The Society of Biology and several of their Member Organisations have recently produced a careers resource for undergraduate bioscience students:- ‘Next Steps:  Options after a Bioscience Degree‘.

The guide includes information about:

  • Postgraduate study and funding
  • Job hunting
  • Advice on applications and interviews.

Bright Futures E-magazine

Bright Futures builds networks locally and nationally with Students’ Unions and leading graduate employers to help you get your dream job.

Check out the Bright Futures newsletter where you can view their new e-magazine in full.  It’s full of great advice, information, guidance and employer opportunities.

Being part of the Bright Futures Society at Swansea University can help you develop the employability skills that businesses need, and get you in the know about jobs, internships, mentoring programmes, training conferences, webinars and lots more.

Careers Talks Coming Soon

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE TO ATTEND ANY OF THE TALKS BELOW.
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers Calendar

Monday 27th February
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop  GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 28th February
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 28th February (Rescheduled Talk)
17:00 – 18:00
AWF

The talk will go over a number of marine based projects offering low cost research and conservation opportunities with cetaceans, shark, turtles, coral reef etc in the Canaries, Caribbean, Sri Lanka and West Africa.  see www.awf-volunteeringabroad.org for blogs and details

Thursday 8th March
16:30 – 18:00
Enterprise Rent a Car

What Graduate Recruiters look For & Surviving Assessment Centres:  The session will be an interactive workshop where I will take students through the job application process, interviews and to Assessment centers. Students will find out how to best succeed in these using their skills and experience and I will talk about what graduate recruiters are looking for in today’s competitive market. They will also have a chance to think about behavioral interviewing and take part in some real assessment center activities.

Tuesday 13th March
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 20th March
17:00 – 18:00
US-UK Fulbright Commission

Interested in studying in the US?  The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers prestigious scholarship awards (in any field at any US university) for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as a free advisory service for interested students. Join Fulbright advisors for a session on ‘Postgraduate Study in the US’ aimed at students applying for entry in 2013-14 and beyond. This session will give an overview of the US application process, including information on how to choose a degree programme, complete your applications and funding options including the Fulbright awards.

Thursday 22nd March
17:00 – 18:00
HSBC

Further information to follow.

We are also awaiting confirmation about talks by Leadbitter and Logica.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE TO ATTEND ANY OF THE ABOVE TALKS
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers calendar