Students share the secret to employability

the sports students share their experiences

As launch week continues at the Careers and Employability Centre today’s theme was BOOSTING MY CV.  So we’d invited some of our current and recently graduated students to present to their peers on how they’ve enhanced their CV and their employability whilst at Hallam. Emma Twigg and Billy Bryan spoke about their experience as student researchers, whilst Matt Sheilds and Lucy Macbeth spoke about their placement experiences in SBS.   Aaron Millward is a volunteer rep at Hallam Union and with colleagues from the Union he spoke about how this kind of involvement can enhance your CV.

In the afternoon Viv Thom (QESS) and Vanessa Marshall (Hallam Union) coordiated a session to launch the new Global Graduate scheme which will comprise an award and website, launching later this month. Their session allowed nine students to showcase their fantastic placement and volunteering experiences overseas.  Daniel, Jess, Hannah & Olly, sports and coaching students in HWB, spoke about how their eight-week placement in Tanzania has helped them to become more employable.  Michael, a geography student, studied in Australia and told fellow students what he learnt. ‘Do it’ he said!

Dan Garlick, a final-year business studies student, spent the summer in the Kenyantown of Nakuru where he provided valuable business advice to local traders. The 21-year-old from Loughborough received funding from Hallam Union Innovation Fund and was one of 24 students from across the world picked to take part in the global Balloon Kenya scheme.  He spoke about his experiences today and if you missed him you can read his blog at: www.djgarlick.wordpress.com

The launch continues for the rest of this week. On Wednesday and Thursday there are prestigious employers IBM and the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office presenting about their graduate opportunities and on Thursday afternoon Gordon Macrae from Gripple, who works closely with the research and innovation office (RIO) on supporting students and staff to undertake self employment will be delivering a workshop on being innovative, and then a panel of student entrepreneurs will answer questions from fellow students about how they have built their businesses and social entreprises with support from RIO and Hallam Union.