Careers Network

Attend careers events

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Careers Network offers a series of presentations, workshops and skills sessions to help you develop your employability. Attend for advice on developing your skills, exploring your career options, and securing work experience and employment. Learn how to produce powerful written applications and tackle tricky interview and assessment processes. page. All students are welcome.

We also host an impressive series of employer events and careers fairs which you can find listed on our Meet employers page. 

Presentations

A variety of presentations are delivered in a lecture format, introducing you to the topic and providing information and strategies to move forward with your career planning. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online.

CVs and Cover Letters

Find out how to structure and present your skills and achievements to create a powerful CV and covering letter that will impress employers.

Dates

Thursday 4 October

Tuesday 9 October

Wednesday 17 October

Monday 22 October

Tuesday 30 October

Application Forms

A presentation to explain the key parts of an application form, how to demonstrate your skills and abilities effectively and ensure your application makes it to the next stage of the recruitment process.

Dates

Thursday 4 October

Wednesday 10 October

Tuesday 23 October

 

Prepare for the Fair

How can you ensure you talk to the right people and make the best impression?

 

The answer is through using social and face to face networking, before, during and after the fair. In this 50 minute session, Will Davies, Careers Consultant for AED and TDS, will take you through a calendar of steps on how you can connect with your chosen employers prior to the event and then, once at the fair, how you can gain answers to your questions whilst impressing at the same time. These skills will not only help you prepare for #LboroCareersFair17 but will be invaluable in all aspects of your career planning.

 

This is an informal session so please come with questions.

 

Dates

Wednesday 17 October

Making the Most of your Masters

*Please note this session is for Postgraduate students only!


Your master’s degree will be a busy and intense experience. We want to help you to make the most of the year that you will spend with us.

An important part of that is thinking about the impact your masters will have on your career development.

In this session we will:

  • Review skills and experiences gained through PGT study
  • Discuss the timeline for applications and events in your PGT year
  • Look at effective ways of communicating your PGT experience for employers on your CV/LinkedIn and applications
  • Discuss job search options
  • Look at your next steps and what support is available to you through Careers Network.

Dates

Thursday 18 October

Tuesday 13 November

 

 

Intro to LinkedIn - Presentation

This presentation will cover the resources available to help with your LinkedIn profile, the LinkedIn Alumni tool, and how to network effectively on LinkedIn.

Dates

Thursday 1 November

Monday 12 November

Interviews

This session looks at the types of interview you may encounter, the questions you may be asked. You’ll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively.

Dates

Wednesday 7 November

Wednesday 14 November

Thursday 22 November

SME - Big opportunities in Small Companies

Don’t want to work for a large company? Why not look at the Big opportunities in Small Companies!

Loughborough University is looking to provide you with the knowledge to look at an alternative job market, why not come along to find out more.

The SME workshop will cover why small is beautiful looking at the following:

  • Current Labour market trends within the small to medium sized businesses.
  • Benefits and Challenges of working for an SME
  • Find your SME, methods and tips to find an SME in your area of business and location

Small businesses are the engine drivers of the UK economy and offer hands on experience, real responsibility and the opportunity to make a positive impact. In this presentation we aim to inform you of the advantages of gaining industry experience within a smaller employer, as well as providing what to expect from an internship or placement.

We will also discuss the types of skills and experience that a smaller employer will look for and how to strengthen your application to increase your chances of securing a role.

There will also be a question and answer/drop in session after the presentation so that we can expand on certain industry sectors that you would like more information about. You will also get the opportunity to meet real employers!

Date:

Thursday 15 November

Workshops

Our workshops will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in an interactive and more personal setting. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online

Finding Work Experience

Learn more about the different types of work experience, why you should do and top tips on how to secure work experience. This presentation will use interactive activities to develop your knowledge, understanding, research skills and networking.

Date

Thursday 11 October

Employer Tests

This workshop will show you how to make effective use of 'Graduates First' and other resources in preparing for employer tests. You will take two tests online and receive your results and feedback in the form of a report immediately afterwards. A member of our careers team will be running the session and can answer any queries you may have.

Date

Wednesday 24 October

Tuesday 13 November

LinkedIn - Workshop

This is an interactive lab session for students to be able to improve their LinkedIn profile and skills with support from Careers staff.


In this session you will be able to:

  • Learn about how to tailor your LinkedIn profile to maximise your chances of being seen by potential recruiters
  • Recognise and utilise the various tools available on LinkedIn to help with your job search and grow your network
  • Ask questions regarding your profile and how to use LinkedIn effectively

This is your chance to work on your LinkedIn profile in real time with experienced staff on hand to help you along the way!

Please note: you must have attended a LinkedIn presentation prior to booking onto the LinkedIn workshop – please see presentations for dates.

Dates

Tuesday 20 November

Mock Assessment Centres

Mock Assessment Centres for SBE/SocSci/SSEHS/LDS/AED

Delivered by Careers Network and staff from a range of top company recruiters, you'll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Come along and gain as much practise as you can before your first real assessment centre.

  • Practise some elements of an assessment centre with Careers Network and real SBE/SocSci/SSEHS/LDS/AED recruiters
  • Have a go at the types of interview questions you may encounter
  • Experience a group activity

These workshops are for students from all years in all SBE/SocSci/SSEHS/LDS/AED Departments.

Dates

Monday 15 October

Tuesday 30 October

Thursday 15 November

Monday 26 November

Mock Assessment Centres for STEM - sponsored by Baker Hughes - a GE company

Delivered by the Careers Network and staff from a range of top companies who recruit from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, you'll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Come along and gain as much practise as you can before your first real assessment centre.

  • Practise some elements of an assessment centre with the Careers Network and real engineering and science recruiters
  • Have a go at the types of interview questions you may encounter
  • Experience a group activity

This workshop is for students from all years in all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Departments

 

Date

Tuesday 16 October

Thursday 8 November

Thursday 22 November

International Students

Workshops for our international student community. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online.

Lockin China Pre-work Training Programme - delivered in Mandarin

When studying abroad, when should you start seeking job opportunities in China? How do you write a proper CV that get HR’s attention? How do you prepare for different types of interviews in China? How can you negotiate salary with HR? There are much more you should know about job seeking than you thought. Lockin China, as the largest recruitment platform specialised in supporting Chinese overseas students, is now inviting experienced HR and employers to bring you the most professional pre-employment workshop for finding jobs in China. During the 90 minutes workshop, you will understand:

  • Latest information about China’s job market
  • Full campus recruitment process used by best-known employers in 2018
  • Online application strategy and skills step by step
  • Handy introductions to write a resume that will bring you through the screening

Date:

Thursday 18 October

MThree Consulting Asia

Since 2010, MThree has helped organisations deliver challenging technology projects with expert consultancy. This is underpinned by our 24-month Alumni Graduate Programme, which bridges the gap between academic life and corporate culture by helping graduates build on qualifications with technology training and career coaching that prepares them for a career with our client base.

With over 500 consultants deployed on client sites globally, we’re a trusted partner to organisations committed to delivering innovative technology services.

Our talk will be specifically about roles available outside of Europe. We have recently opened our office in Asia which covers Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Our business is every growing which is such an exciting time for students to join our firm. Do come along to discover what international opportunities we have.

 

Date:

Tuesday 23 October

Making yourself attractive to Employers - for Non-EEA Students - Presentation

A presentation to help you to understand what will make you an attractive candidate for employers and also to identify ways of increasing your skills and experience whilst you are studying in the UK. This will be immediately followed by a chance to meet our alumni speaker working in the UK to learn from their experiences - especially in the recruitment process, and then their longer-term career development.

Date:

Thursday 1 November

Work Experience in the UK/Tier 5 - for Non-EEA Students

Employers will be on campus presenting their service to non-EEA students in the area of Tier 5 Sponsorship and finding work experience opportunities in the UK (6 month/12 months).

Tier 5 powered by AIESEC UK Ltd 

Access Tier 5 provides UK employers an opportunity to offer work experience programmes to skilled non-EEA graduate recruits who wish to undertake work placements in the UK to learn key skills they can take back to their home country.

In contrast to Tier 2 which requires the employer to directly sponsor migrant workers, Tier 5 GAE does not permit employers to sponsor; instead the sponsor has to be an overarching body that has taken the Initiative in setting up a Tier 5 GAE scheme. AISEC UK has been granted an A rated Sponsor License which allows us to issue Certificates of Sponsorship to individuals who meet our eligibility criteria and wish to apply for a Tier 5 GAE Visa to come and experience the social and cultural life in the UK through work experience.

Bunac

As the UK's largest Official A-rated Tier 5 visa sponsor BUNAC can sponsor international students and provide them with the opportunity to intern and live in the UK across a wide range of internship sectors. These opportunities can be paid or unpaid and will provide you with great insight and experience of working for credible companies in the UK. It’s easy to apply and we can help you to secure your Tier 5 visa by providing you with your Certificate of Sponsorship, making that first step towards an international career.

Taking part in an overseas work or volunteer overseas programme with BUNAC gives you the chance to live, work and travel in a new and exciting country. Working or volunteering abroad is an opportunity to do something challenging and really worthwhile during time out from work or study.

With BUNAC you can combine the everyday working life of countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Britain, Costa Rica, South Africa or Cambodia with fantastic travel opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: Some organisations charge for their services - please ask about their fee structure before entering into a partnership. Work Experience under Tier 5 visa precludes future work in the UK under a Tier 2 work visa direct from University (which excludes the labour market test - LMT). You would have to apply for Tier 2 in your home country (subject to LMT) and UK immigration quotas.

Date

Thursday 8 November

Applying for roles in China and Asia (co-delivered with Hays International) for Non-EEA students


Are you and International student from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia looking for opportunities in your home country? Come along to this exciting workshop if you want to explore the following:

  • Find out how to secure a job back in Asia after graduation.
  • Learn how to stand out in the crowd in a competitive market place.
  • Gain knowledge of the market from Hays the world’s leading recruiter.

 

Date

To be confirmed

Working in the UK After Your Studies - for Non-EEA Students - Presentation

Solicitors Paragon Law will explain the immigration schemes if you are looking to stay in the UK to work after your studies.

Working in the UK After Your Studies 
Paragon Law Solicitors will explain the current immigration programmes and schemes if you are looking to stay in the UK to work after your studies. It is helpful to be informed early about the immigration schemes in the UK. so you can prepare in advance. You must register

Date

To be confirmed

Diversity and Inclusion

Breaking the glass ceiling - experiences of being an ethnic minority in the workplace

 

At this event, you will hear the experiences, struggles and successes of our speakers from ethnic minority groups working for a range of graduate level companies. They will share their stories, tips and give insights on their employer's activities and support for ethnic minorities in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers during the event.

Speakers confirmed include alumni and current students from:

  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Accenture
  • GSK
  • PwC
  • A lboro placement student at EY
  • A returning Politics and International Relations placement student from CBI
  • An English and History graduate working in Teaching
  • A returning Chemistry placement student
  • A Business graduate working at Facebook

Date:

Thursday 25 October

Navigating the recruitment process with a disability - EmployAbility and Change 100 guest speakers

Have a disability? Don't know whether you should share this to an employer or where/when to do so? Unsure about what adjustments you need and how to communicate them to an employer? Then this session will be perfect for you.

This is workshop delivered by EmployAbility and Change 100 covering:

  • Should you disclose your disability to employers? Benefits and pitfalls
  • If you choose to disclose it, when, what and how should you disclose,and what will they do with your information?
  • Getting experience
  • the internships and opportunities advertised by EmployAbility on behalf of employers and the internship offered by Change 100
This workshop will also be streamed on Facebook Live. To watch, please like our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/LboroCareers

 

Date:

Wednesday 21 November

Careers in...

Careers in Marketing

 

This evening event is for students aspiring to a career in Marketing and is open to all degree disciplines and year groups. Come and learn what it takes to succeed in this competitive but rewarding industry.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Explore what a career in Marketing actually means and gain an understanding of the wide range of roles within the industry.
  • Learn from industry experts and find out what skills and qualities employers are looking for when recruiting for Marketing roles.
  • Network with employers and ask questions that matter to you.
  • Gain top tips on how to stand out from your peers during the selection process.

Date:

Tuesday 16 October

Careers in Probation

DO you want a career where you can make a difference? Have you considered working with offenders or people likely to offend? Then this event is for you! The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of a variety of careers in this sector. Speakers will include:

The Probation Service

Novus

 

Date

Wednesday 31 October

 

 

Careers in Technology Consulting

 

Date:

Tuesday 20 November

Careers in a New World of Healthcare

Date:

Tuesday 27 November