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.

Top Tips for the Recruitment Process

This comprehensive, talk will address the key stages of the recruitment process in the UK. You will gain an understanding of good practice of how to approach the following aspects of recruitment: CVs, Covering Letters, Application Forms, Employer Tests, Assessment Centres and Interviews. This talk is relevant for students from all disciplines and year groups.

Dates

Thursday 3 October

Friday 11 October

Monday 14 October

Thursday 31 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 10 October

Tuesday 29 October

Thursday 14 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

Mock Assessment Centres

Commercial Mock Assessment Centres - Sponsored by Druck

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

Tuesday 15 October

Tuesday 29 October

Thursday 14 November

STEM Mock Assessment Centres - sponsored by Druck

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 15 October

Tuesday 5 November

Thursday 21 November

International Students

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

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:

Wednesday 30 October

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

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

Freeth Cartwright 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

Wednesday 6 November

Diversity and Inclusion

Inspirational Senior Black Leaders - Guest speakers Event - Black History Month

Date:

Thursday 24 October

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

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


Speakers confirmed included 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

We will run this event again in October 2019.

Past Event: 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

 

We will run this event again in November 2019.

Past Event: Being LGBT+ in the workplace

Careers Network and LGBT+ Association bring you an exclusive event “Being LGBT+ in the workplace” Monday 11th February at 7pm in Fusion, LSU.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of being LGBT+ in the workplace. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of industries including Sport, Politics, Finance and Academia. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support LGBT+ colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event at informal drinks at JC’s.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Gemma Lomas – Inclusion and Diversity Manager – UK House of lords
  • Lisa Vine- LGBT+ Advocate, Consultant & Trainer, LISA VINE - ADVOCACY. CONSULTANCY. TRAINING.
  • Thomas Bartsch – Academic, Loughborough University 
  • Mark Hopkins – Alternative Client Service Analyst, BlackRock (is this correct?)
  • Jamie Hooper – Senior Equality and Diversity Manager, Sport England
  • Claire Coates – Head of UK Corporate Account Development, Barclays
  • Megan Coppack - Technology Consultant, IBM

We will run this event again in February 2020

Past Event: Inspirational Female Leaders in Business

To mark International Women's Day, Careers Network and Women's Network bring you an exclusive guest speaker event “Inspirational Female Leaders in Business,” Thursday 7th March at 7pm in Fusion, LSU.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of climbing to senior positions in the workplace as a female. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of areas within business including Marketing, Finance, PR, Management, Consulting, Journalism and running their own business. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support female identifying colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event during informal networking session.

Guest speakers confirmed:

  • Lucille Flood - Freelance Shoot producer, picture publicist and photographer. Companies include: BAFTA, UNICEF UK, and Comic Relief
  • Karen Whittingham - Marketing Director, Speedy. Companies include: Motorola, Vodaphona and O2 Telefonica
  • Jane Fordham - Owner, Jane Fordham Consulting. Companies include: Firefly Communications and Golin PR company, Chicago
  • Emma Leech - Director of Marketing and Advancement at Loughborough University, CIPR President 2019
  • Sarah Taylor, People Director, Staffline Recruitment. Companies include: Carlsberg, Boots, BAE Systems

(Please note speakers can change)

We will run this event again in March 2020

Past Event: Inspirational Female Leaders in STEM

To mark International Women's Day, and National STEM week, Careers Network and Womens Engineering Society bring you an exclusive guest speaker event “Inspirational Female Leaders in STEM,” Thursday 14th March at 7pm.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of climbing to senior positions in the workplace as a female. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of areas within STEM. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support female identifying colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event during informal networking session.

Guest speakers confirmed:

  • Jill Lees, Chemistry Graduate, Director,HSE & Sustainability, E.ON
  • Gillian Mara, Sports Science Engineer, Senior Consultant, Lane4  
  • Adrienne Houston - Owner - Eurovacuum Products Ltd
  • Sylvia Lu, Electronics Engineer, 5G Tech Lead, u-blox

(please note speakers may change)

We will run this event again in March 2020

Careers in...

Careers in Politics and International Students Alumni

Date:

Wednesday 16 October

 

Careers in Business Consultancy/Analytics

Date:

Monday 21 October

 

 

 

 

Careers in Marketing

 

Date

Monday 21 October

Careers in HR

Date:

Tuesday 22 October

Careers in The Public Sector

Date:

Tuesday 22 October

Making a Difference - Alumni speak about their careers in this area

Date:

Tuesday 29 October