Career Events – What’s up, when and where?

Hey everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the Work Experience Fair last week and got loads of ideas out of it! Today we’re going to talk about how you can find out about the events and workshop sessions offered by Careers, Employability and Skills at Queen’s. We’re also going to look ahead to some of the events coming up over the next few weeks.

Firstly, if you’re a penultimate year student, you’ll have hopefully received your e-shot from your school by now, highlighting career events and info relevant to you. Make sure to keep hold of it as it will remind you of events and useful links that are particularly relevant for you. It’ll be helpful for planning ahead and making life bit less stressful later in the semester.

As always, you can also find this information and a whole lot more on the Careers website. You’ll need to register first though in order to get access to everything (its dead easy to do this), but once you’ve done that you’ll be able to find job vacancies, placements, check out events and so on. You’ll also be able to use the Careers Events Calendar to search and register for particular types of events, or create your own careers calendar by adding reminders. As I’m prone to getting dates muddled up, I always keep an eye on the Careers this Week page, which gives you a handy summary of all the events taking place in the week ahead.

If you read last week’s blog I talked there about a few upcoming events, like Skills for Success workshops and DegreePlus introduction sessions. But take a moment to check out the Calendar – you’ll see there is much more happening then that.

For example, there are some big events taking place a bit later in the semester which are definitely worth keeping in mind – these are great opportunities to meet employers, talk to them about what the work and organisation is like and how to stand a chance in the recruitment and selection process. These events are aimed at a range of disciplines and levels so check them out:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Symposium

11am-2pm, Monday 12th March 2012 in the Ashby Foyer

Life Science, Agri-Food and Environmental Event

12pm–3pm, Wednesday 21st March 2012 in the Great Hall

Accountancy Mini-Fair

11am-1pm Tuesday 6 March

These will be going ‘live’ on the Events Calendar very soon and more details about which employers and organisations will be attending will be available soon. So, get your diaries out and start planning! I hope you found this week’s blog helpful and will join me again next week when we are looking at social media and its applications to careers.

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