With launch week (7-11 Oct) for the new Careers and Employability Centre approaching fast, student ambassadors have been out and about on both campuses to spread the word. Armed with promotional materials, they’ve been telling our students all about the events next week and encouraging them to attend.
We even have 20 of our students coming along to tell their stories about the service, share their experiences and give tips to current students on how to become more employable.
A full week of workshops is planned for 7th-11th Oct and highlights include:
|Monday 7 October|
|Theme: Using social media for finding work|
|All day from 10.30am||Welcome to the new centre Come and have a cupcake and see what’s on offer.|
|12-1 and 1-2pm||(two workshops) Are you LinkedIn? This practical workshop gives you the chance to create, edit, and improve your LinkedIn profile, and learn how to use Twitter and Facebook for job seeking.|
|2-3.30pm||How to make your mark – building a professional online presence Improve your use of social media.|
|Tuesday 8 October|
|Theme: Boosting your CV|
|10.30am-12.30pm||Top tips on becoming an employable graduate Student ambassadors share their experiences of gaining employability skills.|
|1-3pm||The Global Graduate Scheme Find out how current students have gained experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds both abroad and in the UK.|
|3-4.30pm||Presenting yourself positively This light-hearted, interactive session provides advice about building confidence in interviews and presentations.|
|Wednesday 9 October|
|Theme: What employers are looking for|
|All day from 10.30am||Drop in to find out how the Careers and Employment Service can help you.|
|12noon-1pm, 1.30-2.30pm, 2.30-4.30pm||(three workshops) IBM graduate schemes and work placements Including a CV workshop, a presentation and a guide to IBM assessment centres.|
|Thursday 10 October|
|Get creative – self-employment|
|10am-12noon||Civil service fast stream: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Find out about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and where you might fit.|
|1-2pm||Innovation workshop with Gordon Macrae from Gripple|
|2.30-3.30pm||Meet the entrepreneurs Current students discuss how they set up their own business or social enterprise and answer your questions.|
|Friday 11 October|
|Selling yourself – making the most of you!|
|10-11am||International student workshop: how to look for part-time and voluntary work|
|12-2pm||Morrisons graduate schemes Find out about the wide variety of schemes on offer.|
|2.30-4.30pm||ICE Club Xtra session – the pizza game A fun simulation to test your business acumen and practice your employability skills.|
Opening times Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am–5.15pm Wednesday 10.30am–7pm (5.15pm during vacations) Friday 9am–4.45pm
How to find us We’re next to main Owen Building entrance in Hallam Square, City Campus.
more information about all the events is on the website at: www.shu.ac.uk/Graduatewithmore by following the link to the Centre.