Pre-Entry workshops August 10, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Parents, The Careers Group Blogs, Training, university , add a comment
With the introduction of higher fees The Careers Group has experienced an increase in the number of parents wanting advice on helping their children choose the right University. In response to this need for advice and guidance we have successfully designed and delivered University Challenge workshops.
The workshop presents unbiased, practical information which includes:
- a review of the factors which inform their child’s university course choice
- ways to improve understanding of the diverse information provided by the media about higher education and the labour market
- an outline of the UCAS process
- advice on personal statements
- useful tools to assist with decision making.
So far The Careers Group has delivered over 15 workshops which have been attended by over 155 parents.
Design Competition July 30, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group Blogs, attracting talent, competitions, graphic design , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London is holding a competition to design the new front cover for our annual publication, The Finalist Directory. We are looking for something new and exciting that will stand out and attract the right audience.
The Finalist Directory is distributed to University of London College Careers Services in September each year and has a shelf life of approximately 6 months. The content includes several careers related articles, an A-Z listing of employment opportunities, an A-Z listing of postgraduate study opportunities and careers event listings.
Producing a winning design for the front cover is an ideal addition to an aspiring designer’s portfolio and also ensures exposure to a range of employers, as well as approximately 12,000 finalists from the following colleges: Goldsmiths, King’s College London, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, School of Oriental & African Studies, St Mary’s University College and University College London. The winning designer will be acknowledged at the beginning of the publication.
- Size – A4, portrait
- Title – The Finalist Directory 2012 / 2013
- Tag line – The essential guide for graduate opportunities and postgraduate study options.
- Logo – The Careers Group logo should be in the bottom right hand corner
- Colour – full colour
How to enter
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to initially express your interest and they will send you a copy of The Careers Group logos and our brand requirements. Then send your design in high resolution PDF format by Friday 31 August 2012 at 5pm. Please remember to include your name and contact details, as well as a short paragraph explaining the ideas behind your design.
If you need any further information please email the team at the address above.
Professional Development This Summer April 26, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, Professional Development, The Careers Group Blogs, Training , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces some great new professional development courses this summer.
Our unique collection of innovative courses led by expert practitioners is designed to meet the latest sector requirements and techniques.
Coming up soon:
How Careers Theories Improve Your Work: An Introductory Course
Vanessa Freeman, Wednesday 9th May 2012
Can you sort out your trait factors from social learning? Does planned happenstance help?
This course introduces some of the main career theories and gets you to apply them within a careers and employability context. An excellent introduction or refresher if you are working in careers or employability.
Moving into Management – for New and Aspiring Careers Service Managers
Sue Young (Course Leader) Karen Barnard and Alison Springate, Friday 18th May 2012
Want to find out more about what the role of Head of Careers entails?
Are you thinking of moving into a careers management role?
Are you a new or recently-recruited Head of Careers Service?
This intensive half-day course will give you a richer understanding of the Head of Careers role as well as offering you insights, practical tips and networking opportunities.
Expanding Your Work With International Students: Develop your work with international students in the post-PSW landscape
Abi Sharma and Andrew Falconer, Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Aimed at any careers professional whose work brings them into contact with international students, this course will develop the depth and breadth of your work.
Others to choose from:
Writing Marketing Copy That Gets Results
Using Webinars in a Careers Context
Coaching on Career Management and Self Presentation
Giving Feedback on CVs
How to Coach: Tools, Techniques and Tips for Coaching in Different Contexts
Time Management for Busy People
Effective Groupwork and Facilitation Skills
Expanding your Work with International Students
For more details please contact visit our website.
The Careers Group, University of London and Step launches 2012 internship programme to tackle rising graduate unemployment February 24, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group Blogs, internship, internships , add a comment
As new figures reveal a rise in the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), The Careers Group, University of London launched Step’s London Internship programme at Winning Internships. This event was held at Senate House, the University of London, in central London, on Wednesday 22 February 2012.
Step has helped over 20,000 interns secure employment since 1986. Step offers:
- Graduate Step, an 8-24 week internship programme for new and recent graduates
- Step Classic, project based internships for 8-12 weeks over the summer for full time undergraduates
- Step into Industry, sandwich placements of 6 to 12 months for full time undergraduates
While attention is focused on school leavers who are NEET, the risk of recent graduates becoming NEET has shot up by 50% since 2008, according to research conducted by the Institute of Public Policy Research and the Private Equity Foundation.
Around 300 employers, mainly London-based SMEs, such as Dennis Publishing, attended Wednesday’s event, although big name employers such as Hilton Worldwide were also present.
“We were delighted to see so much interest in Step at the Winning Internships event, particularly among so many smaller London businesses,” said Phil Donnelly, CEO of Step Enterprise, which manages the Step programme.
“The Careers Group have done a fantastic job in raising the profile of the Step programme and all the signs are that we’ll have a record number of Step internships across London and indeed the rest of the UK, this year.”
Dennis Publishing took on Step interns for the first time last year and five of the eight it recruited went on to join the company permanently as advertising sales executives. Abdul Ahad is one of the interns who joined Dennis after a 12 week Step Internship. The Step Internship appealed to Abdul because it was paid and offered the real possibility of a permanent job at the end of the programme.
“I wouldn’t have been able to quit my part-time job to take up the internship if it hadn’t been paid,” he admitted, during a speech at Winning Internships.
Another Step intern, environmental science graduate Kate Pierpoint, had a chance to apply her degree knowledge during her internship. She improved her host company’s environmental policy and they were so pleased with her overall contribution to their business that they recommended her for a role with Manor House Development Trust, a charity, where she is gainfully employed, as a social enterprise manager. Now Kate is not just a former intern who has secured permanent employment, but also an award-winner, having been named a Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur of 2011.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group and President, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, said: “Our experience shows that internships not only significantly improve the prospect of permanent employment for graduates, but also provide great value to employers.
“A very high proportion of employers on our programme end up offering their interns a permanent role, but not all internship programmes balance the benefits to both parties and it’s important that employers understand their responsibilities and how to avoid the more questionable schemes on offer.”