Employability and Careers

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  • Monday 16 Oct. 2017

Applications Masterclass - with IBM

Discover the skills you need to demonstrate during the application process for placements or graduate jobs in this Application Skills workshop, delivered by IBM. This is your chance to ask questions about IBM's application process and network with hiring representatives from the organisation.

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  • Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017

Mock Interviews - with Mott MacDonald

A recruiter from Mott MacDonald will be available for you to undertake a mock interview and get feedback on your performance. The interviews will take place in Philip Marchant Building, Employability and Careers Centre. To take advantage of this opportunity please book one of the 40-minute appointments from 10.00am.

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  • Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017

Commercial Awareness with EDF

What do employers mean when they say that they are looking for candidates to display commercial awareness? In this workshop EDF Energy will explore what commercial awareness means during the recruitment process, as well as once you join an organisation. One of our Commercial Senior Managers will talk you through their commercial journey and what a career in this area could look like, and our Graduates will be able to give you some tips about how they approached this during the assessment process. This session will equip you with some starting points for developing strong commercial awareness and provide some guidance on how to apply this both in a selection process and throughout your future career.

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  • Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017

Pre-employment workshop for finding jobs in China

Studying abroad, when should you start seeking job opportunities in China? How to write a proper CV that get HR’s attention? How to 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.

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  • Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017

LPC Talk - with University of Law

Everything you ever wanted to know about moving your career forward to becoming a solicitor. With qualifications set to change in the future, this talk will provide you with all of the knowledge and answer any burning questions you might have about studying the LPC.

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  • Wednesday 18 Oct. 2017

Winning Application Forms - with Employability and Careers Centre

The Employability & Careers Centre will be delivering a presentation to support you in writing high quality, successful application forms. We will consider the importance of targeting your application, understand the different approaches used by recruiters and appreciate how to write effective answers to typical application form questions.

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  • Thursday 19 Oct. 2017

Presentation Skills - with Deloitte

Deloitte will be running a session on the core skill set that is required to be a good presenter and some qualities that a good presenter shows. They will also be touching on some more applied skills such as presenting as a leader and managing a crowd. Following this there will be insight into the Placement opportunities within Consulting, how the scheme works and some application advice.

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  • Monday 23 Oct. 2017

An Introduction to Effective CVs - with Employability and Careers Centre

A presentation to help you develop a winning CV. The session will consider good and bad practice to ensure that your CV is targeted towards the needs of UK employers. It will also give you some brief tips on what to include in an accompanying covering letter.

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  • Tuesday 24 Oct. 2017

Psychometric Testing - with PwC

Many graduate employers use psychometric assessment tools to assess candidates for their organisations. This session will give you an introduction to various types of psychometric assessment tests and give you an opportunity to take a practice test, in preparation for any recruitment testing you might be asked to do. *Please bring a calculator along to this session.*

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  • Wednesday 25 Oct. 2017

Part Time Work Fair

Are you looking for a part-time job? The Part-Time Work Fair is a great way to find a job that will help relieve some of the financial pressure you may experience while you study. It is also a perfect opportunity to find a flexible, student-friendly job that can contribute to wider career aspirations and will help you develop invaluable employment skills and experience, preparing you for the world of full-time work. We look forward to welcoming you on the day and supporting you as you meet with a variety of employers - all of whom will be recruiting for paid part-time, flexible and freelance work that fits in around your studies.

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  • Thursday 26 Oct. 2017

Careers in Banking panel

The Careers in Banking panel event will give you an overview of different roles and organisation types within this dynamic sector. Hear from a range of representatives from Goldman Sachs, Bank of England and other large banking organisations and find out more about what it's really like to work in a variety of different roles including analysts, traders and technologists. You will have the opportunity to ask our panel your questions in the Q&A session. The panel will be followed by informal networking and refreshments.

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  • Thursday 26 Oct. 2017

Getting into Teaching panel

If you're interested in a career in teaching, come along to this session, hear about different routes into teaching, and get a taste of what it's really like to be a teacher!

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  • Friday 27 Oct. 2017

Employer CV checks with 3M

An opportunity for you to get an employer perspective on CVs! A recruiter from 3M will be available on the day to advise and share their tips.

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  • Monday 30 Oct. 2017

Interview Skills - with Philips Electronics

Come along and get an insight on how to boost your interview skills. Session delivered by Phillips Electronics.

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  • Tuesday 31 Oct. 2017

Mock Interviews - with IBM

Want to become a world-changing IBMer? But unsure how to approach the interview? Look no further! IBM Mock Interview exercise will give you the opportunity to complete an interview with a current IBMer who has first-hand experience of the IBM interview and assessment process! The interview will last for 30 minutes where you’ll be asked real interview questions – This is a great chance for you to practice your interview skills and techniques! Once you’ve completed the interview, there will be 10 minutes for feedback about your responses as well as time for tips, which will help you successfully pass future interviews! Want to benefit from this exercise? Then we look forward to meeting you soon!

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  • Tuesday 31 Oct. 2017

Effective applications and CVs - with Sky

If you want to learn how to write a winning application and CV, this workshop is for you! Delivered by a recruiter from Sky, this workshop will be packed with practical tips and advice.

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  • Wednesday 01 Nov. 2017

Winning at Interviews - with Employability and Careers Centre

Find out what to expect at an initial selection interview and the steps you should take to prepare. We will consider typical interview questions and explain how you can answer them effectively. We will also look at how you can meet the challenge of both telephone and video interviews.

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  • Thursday 02 Nov. 2017

Assessment Centre, with FDM

Whichever career path you decide to embark on after university you are likely to be asked to attend an Assessment Centre as part of the recruitment process. FDM Group’s Assessment Centre workshop is your chance to discover what to expect, how to prepare and how to excel on the day!

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  • Friday 03 Nov. 2017

Employer CV Checks, with Santander

An opportunity for you to get an employer perspective on CVs! A recruiter from Santander will be available on the day to advise and share their tips. Please select a 20 minute appointment from the time slots available to take advantage of this opportunity.

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  • Monday 06 Nov. 2017

Using social media for job hunting & personal branding, with Capgemini

Your Personal Brand is everything when it comes to selling yourself to an employer. This workshop will show you how to enhance the “you” brand to give you an edge in your job search. It will also give you an insight into how recruiters use LinkedIn & Social Media to identify talent & what they are looking for.

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  • Tuesday 07 Nov. 2017

Mock Assessment Centre, with IBM

Not sure what to expect at an assessment centre? We can put your mind at ease! Come along to our mock assessment centre to get all the practice you need to impress employers and land your dream job. Our dedicated team of IBMers will be on hand to give you inside insight into the process and what assessors expect. You’ll get to take part in mock group activities just like during the real thing. Participating in this session will enable you to: • Increase your familiarity with the range of exercises used by employers in assessment centres • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses across a range of assessment centre exercises • Use feedback from an actual employer to improve your performance at assessment centres • Approach real assessment centres with increased confidence So sign up now and get ready to kick start your career.

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  • Wednesday 08 Nov. 2017

Work Experience and Internship Fair

If you are looking to do a summer internship and gain additional work experience, come along to the upcoming Work Experience & Internship Fair 2017. Work Experience & Internships give you invaluable experience to add to your CV whilst studying, help to develop useful industry contacts and get a better understanding of the career you might like. Come along and discover a wide range of employment opportunities coming up.

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  • Wednesday 08 Nov. 2017

CVs and applications for international students

This workshop will help you gain an understanding of what UK selectors expect from you when you present yourself in writing. You will learn how to draft an effective CV and how to successfully tackle application forms. Note: Whilst this session takes particular account of the needs of International students any student is welcome to attend as much of the content will be relevant to all students.

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  • Thursday 09 Nov. 2017

Law CV checks with Penningtons

An opportunity for you to get an employer perspective on CVs! A recruiter from Penningtons will be available on the day to advise and share their tips. Please select a 20 minute appointment from the time slots available to take advantage of this opportunity. These sessions will be especially useful for Law students.

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  • Thursday 09 Nov. 2017

Strength-based interviews with EY

Graduate recruitment is constantly evolving, as global organisations look for new ways to select the very best from the talent pool. The competency approach has been found to generate fairly rehearsed interview answers, which is why in recent years, more and more leading graduate recruiters are trying a new interview approach: strength based interviews. Recruiter from EY will be sharing their tips on how to succeed!

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  • Monday 13 Nov. 2017

Winning applications and CVs with CGI

CGI’s Application and CV skills session is designed to give hints and tips when preparing your application whilst also giving an employer’s perspective on the application process.

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  • Monday 13 Nov. 2017

Step into Law - Part 1 with University of Law

This interactive session is designed to help you get started with vacation scheme and training contract application forms. We’ll look at the current legal graduate marketplace, how to sell your skills and experiences to employers as well as what type of questions you might come across – we’ll even give you a chance to have a go at some questions yourself! We will also provide an insight into what the rest of the selection process may look like, so you can prepare yourself for future assessments.

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  • Tuesday 14 Nov. 2017

Networking skills with PWC

Effective networking is a valuable skill for you at university and will be essential once you're in the workplace.

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  • Wednesday 15 Nov. 2017

LinkedIn Cafe

A short 50 minute bite-sized workshop to help you set up your own LinkedIn profile and learn about how you can use LinkedIn to build your own professional network and enhance your job search. You will need to bring your own laptop with you.

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  • Wednesday 22 Nov. 2017

Law Fair, University of Surrey

Meet leading law firms at the University of Surrey's annual Law Fair! If you're interested in the legal profession, this is your chance to meet representatives from a variety of organisations in an informal environment. You will be able to find out more about graduate opportunities and discuss Professional Training opportunities and Training Contract applications. We welcome students of all disciplines.

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