The Spring Graduate Fair March 15, 2013Posted by tcginfo in : Career Advice, Professional bodies, careers advice, employability and skills, further study, internships, recruitment, students, vacancies , add a comment
The Spring Graduate Fair from The Careers Group, University of London and sponsored by WikiJob.co.uk is being held at Senate House on 20 March 2013 12-4pm. The fair is part of an annual events programme that offers students and graduates access to employers and course providers and provides careers advice and information. Everyone looking for new career opportunities is more than welcome to attend – for free.
Attending this month’s fair will offer the chance to meet over 60 exhibitors which include recruiters, course providers and professional associations, who are more than happy to provide visitors with careers opportunities on offer, information about their application processes etc. There’s also a free presentation programme giving advice on CVs, applications and interviews and a CV surgery with careers consultants from The Careers Group. Visitors are recommended to prepare for the fair in order to get most out of the day by having a look at the checklist summarising any points to consider.
Visitors who pre-register ahead of attending the fair next Wednesday have the chance to win two tickets for a visit to The View From The Shard, followed by a meal for two at The Azzurro London Bridge. Also, copies of ‘Working in the City’ from Trotman Publishing will be given away to 20 visitors after the Spring Graduate Fair.Last year thousands of London students and graduates attended the fair which makes it a worthwhile event for recruiters who want access to high calibre graduates for their grad jobs, schemes, temporary placements or internships. Senate House as the venue is centrally located in Bloomsbury, offering easy arrival and reach to students by many reputable universities based around the building. Highly experienced Fair Liaison Officers will be available on the day as helpful first contacts and will ensure that any exhibitor enquiry is resolve.
More information on how to pre-register, the employers coming, presentations and a fair guide for visitors as well as on exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities for recruiters can be found on the Spring Graduate Fair website. Frequently updated information about the event can also be found on our Facebook group and Twitter.
Getting Graduates into Careers website release September 27, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, CV, CVs, Career Advice, career help, career planning, careers advice, courses, employability, employability and skills, further study, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London has just released Getting Graduates Into Careers, a new website offering jobs, recruitment events and career resources and advice.
The modernised design is user-friendly and lively. The site is more intuitive and we’ve responded to your feedback so that you can find what you want faster. New features on the site include “More jobs like this” on the homepage and an easier login system for recruiters.
The site makes it easy for users to access all the products and services offered by The Careers Group. Graduate recruiters can advertise vacancies, book recruitment events and send targeted emails from the Recruiters homepage. And they can choose from a range of services which include hiring an intern, hiring a temp or attending recruitment events.
For jobseekers the site not only offers thousands of jobs, there are also ways of keeping up to date with the latest news and opportunities via industry-sector Facebook pages and Twitter feeds covering a range of careers.
What London Graduates Do, where jobseekers can research the employment destinations of other University of London graduates for the last five years, is only a click away.
Other resources on offer include sector-specific blogs with helpful insights about how to go about getting the right job. These are written by careers consultants at The Careers Group.
There are dedicated sites for international students and students who face barriers to employment.
Take a look at the new site and let us know what you think.
Careers in the Creative Industries July 23, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Careers in the Arts, Performing arts, arts administration, broadcast, creative, media, publishing, writing , add a comment
The creative industries are vital to the UK’s economic success and account for over 5.6% of total UK output. The sector is a popular choice for graduates but career progression tends not to be clearly defined and competition for entry roles is fierce. To help students and graduates navigate creative careers The Careers Group, University of London set up Careers in the Creative Industries which provides information, events and advice to help you break into the sector covering Media, Publishing, Visual & Performing Arts, Games & Digital Media, Journalism, and Culture.
Recently Careers in the Creative Industries has relaunched its social media platforms with Facebook and Twitter getting a new look plus a new Pinterest board making it easy to find the latest news, vacancies and career insights for the sector.
Careers in the Creative Industries runs several events each year on getting into the sector with presentations from industry professionals and the opportunity for students to network and get first hand information on starting their careers. Some feedback from recent events was:
“Incredibly useful. It really gave me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to make a start in the sector” (Getting into TV)
“I learnt a great deal about the industry … I felt more motivated to attempt applications” (Getting into Publishing and Writing)
“Great opportunity to learn about different aspects of the industry” (Getting into Digital Media)
There are more events planned for the new academic year – keep an eye on Facebook to find out what and when.
Career Event: Exploring Graduate Entry to Medicine February 2, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : careers advice, employability, students , add a comment
Exploring Graduate Entry to Medicine Careers Day, 14 February 2012
Medical careers are now open to a wider range of people than ever before. Accelerated medical courses are designed specifically to train graduates with a non-medical degree as doctors. This event is an ideal opportunity for you to find out more about these degrees and what you have to do to be successful in securing a place. The day will consist of:
- Presentations – from representatives of key medical schools
- Panel discussion – with medical students currently on GEM degrees
- Lunch & informal networking
- The Use of the Personal Statement in Selection for Medicine – University of Cambridge
- Funding your Medical Degree – King’s College London
- The Medical Career Pathway – Barts and the London
- The Nottingham Medical Degree & PBL – University of Nottingham
- The Oxford Degree & Traditional Teaching Methods – Oxford University
Coming up: Exploring Graduate Entry to Medicine December 15, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : careers advice , add a comment
If you are interested in a medical career they are now open to a wider range of people than ever before.
Accelerated medical courses are designed specifically to train graduates with a non-medical degree as doctors.
The day will help you find out about:
- Specific degrees, by talking to admissions staff, course organisers and medical students
- The major differences between the courses offered
- How to fund your medical degree
- Writing a successful application form and support statement
- The various entrance exams schools use.
Join us on Facebook, for updates and discussions.
Venue: Beveridge Hall, South Block, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.
The Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair 2012 December 9, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, Higher Education, careers advice , add a comment
If you are interested in further study, The Careers Group, in association with FindAPhD.com and FindAMasters.com, are hosting a free event that will give you the chance to meet with representatives from up to 80 institutions.
It’s an excellent way to find out more about postgraduate study, with information on all aspects of further study, from choosing the right course to funding and how to apply.
The event takes place on Wednesday 25 January 2012, from 1pm – 7pm in Macmillan Hall, Crush Hall, Beveridge Hall and Chancellor’s Hall at Senate House, Malet Street.
- Meet staff from global universities, business schools and vocational training colleges
- Get professional advice from expert University of London Careers Advisers on funding, specific subject areas and your future career opportunities
- Attend the comprehensive presentation programme
See the website for full details.
The Careers Group on Twitter December 1, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, careers advice, development, job vacancies , add a comment
The Careers Group Twitter accounts provide sector-based careers information and relevant vacancies. Our main account, @CareersGroup, has the latest news and advice about careers, employability and job-seeking.
Follow our career sector feeds for targeted updates on jobs, news, events and opportunities. There is also a dedicated feed for jobs, @JobOnline.
Follow Careers Sector Feeds
International Futures provides Careers information and support for international students in the United Kingdom and UK students looking to work abroad.
Gain inside knowledge of your chosen or potential career October 17, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Careers in the Arts, Careers in the City, careers advice , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London, organises excellent job-sector workshops for current students from member colleges of The Careers Group, University of London / GradClub.
These events offer information on getting into different industries and give you an opportunity to meet the professionals and other students interested in the same area.
This Thursday 20 October students who want a career in finance, but not investment banking, have an opportunity to hear about the other options. Financial Alternatives includes representatives from Barclays, Reuters, Allianz, Willis, CIPFA, P&G, Tesco, and Factset.
If you’re interested in getting into digital and interactive media we have a new event arranged for 22 November 2011. Careers in the Creative Industries will include advice from industry experts, top tips on getting ahead and a speed networking session.
Contact us for more information about either of these at email@example.com or on 020 7863 6042
The Autumn Graduate Recruitment Fair Interactive Workshops October 11, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : careers advice, employability, graduate recruitment , add a comment
On Tuesday 18 October 2011 from 12pm consultants from The Careers Group will be providing three in-depth interactive workshops covering the essentials of how to get a good job. It is one of the many reasons to join us at The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk.
The workshops cover:
12.00 – 2.00pm Effective Job Applications
2.00 – 4.00pm Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions
4.00 – 6.00pm Assessment Centres
Each workshop is deliberately limited to 20 places to ensure you receive valuable insight and can share your experiences during the two hour session. You will need to book and pay for them advance – one workshop costs £10 or you can book two for £15 or all three for £20.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, mobile number and email address and the workshops you are interested in attending.
The Careers Group and parents of future HE applicants August 19, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, Higher Education, careers advice, students, university , add a comment
The introduction of higher university fees has made it more critical for parents to give their children the right advice and information through the application process.
This is a daunting task. So The Careers Group, University of London has produced a workshop to help parents of future HE applicants advise their child. With over 100 years experience in the careers service sector and close interaction with graduates and recruiters we are able to provide the right expertise.
The workshop is run by careers professionals and is designed to give parents practical information and insights into the student decision making process.
If you’re a parent of a future HE applicant, find out how you can best help your child through the process of choosing the right University.
The workshop includes
- A review of the factors which inform the modern student’s university course
- An outline to help understand the media messages being produced around the graduate labour market
- A summary of useful tools to assist an HE applicant’s decision making process
- An overview of key additional resources to support and inform future HE course choices
- A run down of the UCAS process
For further information please email email@example.com or call 02078636046