Oli Walkden graduated from his MA Critical & Cultural Theory at Leeds in September and is now an Employability & Progression Assistant at the Careers Centre, encouraging students to take advantage of our opportunities before they leave university and enter the professional world. In this post, he shines some light on a very recent addition to the University’s big bank of employability opportunities – one that you should use while you still can!
What is LinkedIn Learning?
Learning is an online learning platform from the professional social media giant LinkedIn. It provides a myriad of training sessions, classes, lectures and more in video format.
The University has a year’s pilot license for the service, meaning that all students can access it for free. Hurrah!
Abdul Awke is a Leeds Chemical Engineering MSc graduate, and now works as an Employability and Progression Assistant at the Careers Centre where he helps final-year students with their career plans. Before starting here he admits he did nothing to help his chances of success after graduating, and here he shares 5 things he wishes he’d known during his studies…..
1. Commercial awareness
Commercial awareness is an understanding of how industries and businesses work, about knowing what’s going on in the world, and analysing the ways it might impact on your chosen sector and company. Understanding how your individual role fits within an organisation’s goals will help you judge whether a role’s right for you, and increase your chances of success, and as it’s relevant for all applications you’ll be completing it’s probably one of the most vital skills you can start developing in your final year!