Almost 100 exhibitors at the upcoming Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair January 22, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : further study , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London is delighted to invite anyone who is interested in postgraduate study to the Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair in London in association with FindAPhD.com and FindAMasters.com. This event will take place on Thursday 31 January 2013, 11.30am-6pm, at Senate House in Bloomsbury – free for anyone to attend!
Visitors are given the invaluable opportunity to speak to representatives from a variety of almost 100 top postgraduate course providers from across the UK and abroad all in one place. University of Oxford, colleges from the University of London, The University of Edinburgh and BPP Business School are only a quick snapshot of UK based course providers who will be present at the fair. International exhibitors include University of Mannheim, Radboud University Nijmegen – The Netherlands and Università Bocconi.
Visitors are also offered a compelling presentation programme including topics such as how to choose the right course and how to fund your postgraduate programme. Service providers supporting the time of a postgraduate study, such as Nido Student Living and TARGETcourses, will also be at the fair. For visitors with disabilities, supportive assistance and access to the venue will be provided.
Pre-registration for this fair is now open! Avoid having to register on the day and receive up-to-date information prior to the event. Also, one lucky, pre-registered visitor who attends the event will be entered in our prize draw and can win an amazing weekend to Paris for two!
Over 1,000 visitors came to this fair last year. Below are some of the best things they found about the event:
I could obtain information from many prospective course providers at one place in one day.”
The exhibitors were very friendly, co-operative and very attentive to answer questions.”
The presentations were very interesting and the opportunity to speak to current postgrad students and representatives from the universities I was interested in was more than helpful.”
Dozens of career events on ‘Getting Graduates into Careers’ November 7, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : career help, further study, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces improvements to its online listings of career events. Clearly signposted on the Getting Graduates into Careers homepage, users who click on events can access some of the best graduate recruitment, employer-networking and postgraduate-related events. For example, next week there’s the University of London’s Postgraduate Open Day, an ICAEW – Women in Accountancy presentation and a presentation at a law firm.
Have a look at all our upcoming events.
Visitors can browse a tailored list of events matched to their interests. For people who are considering further study, the ‘Prospective Postgraduates’ page lists Postgraduate Open Days across the UK. And for those who wish to leave academia the ‘Meet Employers’ section has an overview of compelling events. These ‘Meet Employer’ events provide visitors with an opportunity to find out more about a company and their application process.
The events are made up of those hosted by The Careers Group and other institutions, organisations and employers.
Because of the numbers of students and recent graduates who use The Careers Group website many institutions and employers choose to advertise their events with us. Are you an organisation who wishes to advertise your events on Getting Graduates into Careers? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
The London Graduate Fair 2012 Highlights July 10, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate recruitment , add a comment
“Well-organised as always and we really appreciated the fantastic space we had…This fair continues to be an exciting experience each time.”
This comment from City Year demonstrates that the summer London Graduate Fair continues to be an excellent way of bringing together employers, training organisations and enthusiastic students and graduates.
It is the largest national graduate recruitment event in the UK with exhibitors including IBM and Arcadia Group. This year, attendance was in excess of 3,000 students and graduates. As one visitor remarked, “it actually gave me the opportunity to be in touch with lead companies”.
Given the economic climate it is vital that job seekers have as many opportunities to meet employers as possible, as one visitor told us: “The best thing is that it connected students with top firms we’d otherwise be less likely to [meet]…as it’s tough to get into these firms”.
The fair also offered a wide range of presentations from careers advice on how to write the perfect CV to sector specific careers information, employer presentations and in-depth workshops. Some of these presentations are available on Careers Tagged, The Careers Group’s online graduate resource.
The next London Graduate Fair takes place 16 October 2012. Contact for exhibitor and visitor information.
Graduate Job and Networking Opportunities June 8, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate jobs, graduate recruitment, job hunting , add a comment
Finding a job is top of the agenda for thousands of students due to graduate from university this summer. Many will be heading to The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk on Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21 at the Business Design Centre, London.
Despite the current economic climate, organisations are still looking to fill graduate vacancies for 2012-2013. With popular organisations such as Abercrombie & Fitch, ACCA, The Army, FDM Group, Marriott International Hotels and Royal Air Force already booked to attend, there is a diverse range of graduate opportunities on offer from the retail, media, finance, logistics, management, public and third sectors.
Prepare For The Summer Recruitment Fair May 14, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate recruitment, recruitment , add a comment
The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk takes place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June 2012 at The Business Design Centre in London.
For employers and recruiters the Fair is an excellent way to recruit recent graduates.
Agata Klimaszewska, HR manager of Syncoms, a growing holding company, who own a number of e-commerce brands, such as Printerpix.com said: “Last year was the first time we attended the London Graduate Fair. Syncoms has been experiencing significant growth and the time came for us to access the wealth of talent at such events.
“The Fair increased our reach of potential candidates far beyond our expectations, proving to be a great way of finding fresh and hungry talent.” As a result we recruited four talented grads who joined our Printerpix.com team of marketing professionals.”
The four people recruited by Syncoms include 24 year old Soraya Al-Assmi, who graduated from Kingston University with a maths degree. Soraya wasn’t sure what she wanted to do career-wise when she attended the Fair last October, but she sufficiently impressed Syncoms, who offered her an interview soon after the event and then a permanent graduate role as marketing co-ordinator a few weeks later.
Soraya is thrilled that her efforts paid off, as she spent all day at the Fair, working very hard.
“In one day I filled in more application forms and signed up to more recruitment agencies than I had done in the previous month. I even had an on the spot interview with a sales company,” she recalled.
“I also went to each and every stand at the Fair, attended several seminars and would have gone to more but the day ended at 6pm. I could have stayed until 8pm or 9pm – so a longer day would be ideal!”
For information on how to exhibit or to pre-register as a visitor, please visit the official website.
Spring Graduate Fair 2012 March 16, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, Career Advice, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , 2comments
On Wednesday 21 March 2012 more than 60 employers are gathering for the Spring Graduate Fair, at the University of London sponsored by WikiJob.co.uk.
This FREE careers event provides networking opportunities with recruitment teams from top employers. Exhibitors this year include Google.
The career advice on offer includes CV and application checks where you can get impartial feedback from experienced careers consultants.
Presentations on how to write a CV, how to complete an application form and how to perform well at interviews will also be available on the day.
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.
Book Training On The Essentials Of Events Management November 24, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll , add a comment
The Careers Group has over 35 years experience in organising event management so if you need to organise a graduate recruitment fair, a conference, a workshop or another type of event book a place on our special workshop. The next one takes place on Thursday 1 December in central London.
The course is led by the Head of Events at The Careers Group, Clare McSheaffrey. She has over 15 years experience in organising events including three years at the Design Council.
The course will cover:
• Planning and time management
• Setting and managing a budget
• Event administration
• Marketing and sales
• Trouble shooting (contingency plans, what to do in an emergency)