Category Archives: Career fairs & events

Tips and advice on getting the most out of careers events, including posts from students and graduates about how they have benefitted from attending such events.

Prepare for the Law Fair

Careers Fairs allow students to meet a range of employers and learn what they are looking for in their future employees. If you are undecided about a career, they are an opportunity to explore and learn more about your options. If you have already decided on a career, meeting with employers at the fair enables you to gain further information about that organisation which can really make a difference in your application.
Chances are that the recruiter you meet at the fair will be involved in recruiting you so it is really important to make a great first impression. We run several ‘Preparing for the Careers Fair’ skills sessions throughout the year Continue reading

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Stand out at the Autumn Graduate Jobs & Internships Fair

Are you thinking of coming to the Autumn Graduate Jobs & Internships Fair on Monday 13th October? It is a fantastic opportunity to meet representatives from over 100 organisations who are all interested in meeting students like you.  Whether you are still undecided, or if you  are definitely coming, this post outlines how it can help you as well as how you can make the most of it.

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Who should attend? 

Everyone! Whether you are in your first, middle, or final year and whether you are looking for a first-year insight opportunity, placement, internship or graduate job, there will be organisations there with opportunities for you.

What to expect Continue reading

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How my first year at uni helped my career ideas

Student blogger Rebekah Billingham reflects on her first year of university

With my first year under my belt, it’s a time to reflect on what I’ve achieved and how I’ve developed regarding careers and where my degree will take me beyond university.

When embarking on some new endeavor in life, we all have a picture in our head of how we think it’ll turn out – but the reality is always, to varying degrees, different in one way or another. The biggest thing I have learned from being a fresher is not to expect too much from yourself when just starting out. Yes, it’s good to aim high, but if you put too much pressure on yourself to reach a certain level by a certain time, you may feel disappointed in yourself if you’re not able, in reality, to become the embodiment of high-flying success you imagined yourself becoming. I know I was, in a way, but looking back now I can see that I did come a long way even if it does look a little bit different from the image I had of myself at first.

Here’s some of the steps of progress I’ve made since arriving at Leeds Continue reading

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Making the most of YGRF 2014

Not sure what the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is? In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Claire Alford, explains just that and offers her advice on how to make the most of the fair.

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As a graduate myself, I know that whilst concentrating on exams, it can be hard to think about career plans. At times it can be easier to push it to the back of your mind and think: ‘I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it’ , but speaking from my own experience, preparation for your future can actually make things a lot easier.  Continue reading

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Make a ‘fair’ difference to your chances of success

Wondering whether it’s worth staying in Leeds long enough to go to the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair? In this blog post Grant Sanderson, a recent graduate who now works at Deloitte, explains why careers fairs are so important. See you at the YGRF!

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Why are career fairs important?

The graduate job market is highly competitive. Deloitte recently ranked 2nd in ‘The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’ so it’s no surprise that we get over 18,000 applicants for graduate positions every year. It’s important to make your application stand out from the crowd. Continue reading

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Preparing for work after study

We know that leaving university to enter the world of work can be scary, but the Careers Centre is here to make that transition easier. In this guest blog post, Jacqui Musson from Sellick Partnership talks about how to prepare for work.

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Leaving university can be as exciting as it can be daunting. For three or more years you’ve built relationships and an understanding of how to operate within the confines of another educational institute, one that has required more self discipline and motivation perhaps than your previous experience. Whilst the idea of no more dissertations or exams is just the best feeling possible, what’s next can be as scary a proposition. Continue reading

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Expo13: Make the most of it!

Are you an Arts or PVAC student?

Unsure as to where you degree could lead?

Starting to think about your options after university and feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast amount of careers on offer?

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Put Wednesday 13th November in your diary because Expo13 is a careers day aimed directly at you! Continue reading

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