The Careers, Student Development and Outreach Department at City University London runs an initiative to help students engage with employers and helpful alumni to allow them to experience what the work environment is like.
Snapshot: Your Insight into Industry, is an initiative that offers a great opportunity for highly motivated students to get a “foot in the door” of business and the professions, develop their interpersonal skills and boost confidence, while offering you as Alumni a great way to keep in touch with the University and talent of the future.
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for professionals who are able to spare one hour of their time in February to give a current student a short tour of their office environment and share some information on their career path to date.
How do students join the Scheme?
This is a highly popular scheme, where students have to apply for a place. The programme focuses on highly motivated students who will derive the most benefit from industry exposure and candidates are chosen based on their motivation and level of commitment.
How will you be matched with students?
Throughout the selection and recruitment process, students are asked to specify their industries of interest. We will then match them with employers and alumni who are able to provide them with more insight into their chosen field.
Does this really help students learn more about industry?
Absolutely! Many of our students join the scheme because they feel that they do not have access to professional networks. A recent Snapshot student, having attended a tour of Bloomberg’s offices, said “Bloomberg’s relaxed and diverse working environment really impressed me and this has encouraged me to do further research into their company. Hopefully I can send a graduate scheme application by the end of summer”.
The Scheme also received a commendation at the 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for “Excellence in engagement with business, the professions and partner organisations”.
How can you help?
If you would like to volunteer your time to help out a student, please do get in touch with Vin Bhabra directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
This initiative is supported by City’s FutureFund.