Most of you will be looking to study an MSc with a view to using it to help start or progress your career, with that in mind engaging with Cass Careers and making the most of the opportunities and resources available to you will be or should be high on your list of priorities. The Careers team at Cass have a wealth of industry experience from across different industries and know what it takes to stand out from the competition, whether you are applying for a graduate or experienced hire role.
So how can we help?
You can start engaging with the careers team once you have paid your deposit. Some of the Key ways to engage with Careers while you are with us will be;
One to one support
Sit down with a member of the careers team for one to one guidance and advice on anything in the application process from job search, feedback on your CV to mock interviews.
Our workshops are held throughout the academic year, with a higher concentration in October and November because we understand many of you will be going through recruitment processes during this time. Our workshops typically cover areas such as CV’s and applications, cover letters, assessment centres and presentation skills among others.
Opportunities to engage with employers
These will include but are not limited to company presentations, both on and off campus, panel events and the Autumn Careers fair which will be your first opportunity to engage with employers. This year’s fair will be held on Monday 22nd September. These offer valuable opportunities to find out more about a company and start building your network, learning about the culture and competencies a company is looking for will help you tailor your applications when you apply.
Cass Careers Online (CCO)
Once you start your course you will be given access to CCO our online careers portal. With everything from careers resources and job vacancies to registering for events and booking one to ones it provides invaluable assistance at every step of your career search
What can you do now?
Start thinking about where you want to apply and start your research. Check when companies open and close their applications and what the process is.
To help you keep up to date with what is going on we have just launched a Facebook group which you will be invited to join once you have paid your deposit.
Once you have paid your deposit you will also be given access the Induction website where you will find more information and guidance on CVs? If you are starting to make applications and need some advice or would like feedback on your CV before you send it then please contact us at Cass-Careers@city.ac.uk and if you are in London over the summer and would like to pop in for a chat then please email us to arrange a time.
Over the next few weeks we will be writing a number of blogs to help you get started, please keep an eye for our next blog on 17th July on Application timelines with a focus on graduate schemes and their early opening and closing dates.
Over the next few weeks we will also cover, employability insights, commercial awareness, using social media with a focus on LinkedIn and how to prepare for the Autumn Careers fair.