Monthly Archives: September 2013

Meet our staff: Social Media Development Intern

Meet our Social Media Development Intern, Chloe McDonald. Look out for further posts explaining her role and what it’s like to be the Careers Centre Intern over the course of the year!

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve? 

I am currently on a work placement year, but once I am back at university I will return to my final year studying a BA in Communications. My degree is left relatively open, with few compulsory modules so you can really make the degree in to what you want it to be! As to where it can lead, there are many jobs that can come about following a degree in Communications, including academia, PR, journalism, marketing and social media. Continue reading

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Universities Business Challenge 2013/14

Do you want to improve your employability skills?

Or perhaps you’re a budding entrepreneur?

How does a cash prize of £1000 sound?

We might have just the competition for you! 

Last year the University of Leeds Careers Centre sponsored 3 teams to enter the UK-wide Universities Business Challenge (UBC), and one team of Engineering students made it to the semi-final! We are doing the same again this year, so this is your chance to try to make it even further in the competition.  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

Meet Steve Carter, one of our Careers Consultants. Steve explains what his job involves and how he got where he is today!

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant here at the Careers Centre.  My job involves giving students advice on a one-to-one basis, some teaching and also coordinating a couple of projects that involve liaising with local employers.  Continue reading

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Getting into Banking and Investment

Want to get in to Investment or Banking? In this blog our Careers Consultant, Jessica Henderson, offers her advice on how to get in to this highly competitive sector.

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What is it?

Banking and investment represents a large and complex sector with many different roles and functions.  To quote:
“Banking and investment is all about making money work as hard as possible: it’s invested, borrowed and loaned in a whole host of different ways”
Targetjobs, City & Finance 2013, Edition 18 (copies available in the Careers Centre)  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Work Placement Project Officer

Meet another of our staff members, Anna Worsley. Find out about her role at the Careers Centre.


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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Work Placement Project Officer. My role involves creating and promoting work experience and placement opportunities for University of Leeds students and graduates.  The job’s really varied; one minute I might be in a department giving a talk to 2nd years about their options and trying to persuade them to take a placement year, the next minute I’m on the phone to an employer and creating a graduate internship opportunity.  Continue reading

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Getting into Finance and Accountancy

In the third of our ‘Getting Into’ series, our Careers Consultant Lynda Hall gives her advice on how to get into Finance and Accountancy.

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Accountants generally work in two main areas, professional firms, providing independent audit services to other companies or in finance departments in industry and commercial companies as financial and management accountants. Most vacancies are open to both business students and any other degree discipline.  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

Meet Jean Harris, one of our Careers Consultant. Here she gives us an insight into her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant. This involves a range of activities including: teaching on Careers modules, conducting guidance interviews, delivering careers lectures and staffing the Careers Centre drop-in service. As I link with Engineering and Biosciences I get to carry out my work in those faculties including running career sessions and drop-in services. I also get to talk with employers about what their company offers to graduates and what they are looking for from applicants. Continue reading

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