There are lots of blinking light bulbs, generation of new and exciting ideas, and fast tapping fingers at the keyboards in the Employer Liaison team, as we’re doing what we do best: arranging hot events and employability skills sessions in collaboration with graduate recruiters, ready for the next academic year.
We understand that new City intakes are entering our doors with high expectations of City’s careers services, so we’re going to meet students’ needs for events that prepare you for the working world, and equip you with valuable skills and awareness of the competencies that will get City students noticed in the graduate job market.
Career Fairs – Book your spot in September!
Book your place at the Career Fairs in Banking, Finance and Consultancy, Law and Engineering, Science and Technology. This will be your chance to meet lots of companies within just a couple of hours in the industry that interests you. Ensure you come prepared with questions and a strategy to make the day as worthwhile as possible for your career prospects!
Employability Skills Programme
The demand for the popular Employability Skills Programme (ESP) has doubled, seeing 100 students per session (with waiting lists of up to 600 students). Tuesdays is certainly going to be the day to mark in the student diary over the autumn term.
Here’s what students have to look forward to:
Lunchtime workshop (1-2pm)
Employer in Residence – CV checks or Mock Interviews (3-5pm)
Evening workshop (6-7pm)
You will gain expert advice on ways to impress recruiters at the application stage, and how to hold your own and succeed at the interview process by companies such as Sainsbury’s, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, PWC, Goldman Sachs, Citi, the Civil Service Fast Stream and BP.
The work that we put into liaising and establishing professional relationships with graduate recruiters, means that City students are given the unique opportunity to attend the sessions hosted by some of the big names in the graduate recruitment market. This year the ESP is sponsored by RBS.
For more up-to-date information keep an eye on City CareersHub
Here’s what some past students had to say on the ESP at City.
Business Computing Systems student -“Gave me an insight into what a highly employable person should be like and developed by knowledge on different companies and their application process”
Investment and Financial Risk Management student – “It gave a real insight into what recruiters are looking for rather than reading from a book”
You should ensure you pick up the ESP booklet when it’s hot off the press, register your attendance, and show up at the sessions! Commitment is key to getting the highest personal return from these interactions with recruiters, and will be rewarded with a certificate from the Careers Service.
This is just what’s in store for the autumn term! Wait to see what news we have for you about other events in next month’s blog.
Kat L signing out for June #StuView4events.