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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.

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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Employer Events – why come?

Ever wondered why coming along to employer events at the Careers Centre is a good idea? In this blog post Hannah Delamore explains how attending employer led events helped her secure an industrial placement year! 

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A little bit about me

Hi, I’m Hannah Delamore and I’m a 4th year Accounting and Finance student. Over the past year I have completed an industrial placement at Grant Thornton, an audit, tax and advisory firm, within the audit department. I really enjoyed my placement at the firm and look forward to returning there after graduation. Continue reading

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The Business and Finance Mini Fair 2013

On 24th October 2013, twelve major graduate employers will be coming on campus to meet students at the Business and Finance Mini Fair. Held in the Business School foyer, it is an unmissable event for any student who is considering a career in business or finance and wants to meet large corporate employers!

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Have you started to think about which companies you might like to work for once you graduate? Well if you’re a final year then we really hope so! With Graduate Scheme deadlines looming, and competition for jobs more fierce than ever, it’s important to give yourself the best chance possible.  Careers fairs are a great way to interact face-to-face with potential employers, ask any burning questions you have for them and really make a lasting impression. But the fair isn’t just for final years! It’s also a great opportunity for 1st and 2nd years who are looking for internships, insight weeks, industrial placements or would just like to get ahead of the game and meet potential future employers. Continue reading

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Why come to the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair?

The Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair is an annual event which is this year held on Monday 14th October. In this blog post our student intern, Chloe McDonald, runs through why careers fairs are useful to you!

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Careers fairs. You’ve seen the Tweets, the banners around campus and the emails that are sent to you every week. The Autumn Graduate jobs and Internships Fair is just round the corner, but why do you need to go? Why is it a good idea to go to a careers fair when you could be watching Breaking Bad, shopping at Trinity or preparing for an evening at Fruity? Continue reading

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My Day at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair

Joel Briscoe has just completed his first year studying an Undergraduate Degree in Physics. He attended the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair last week and here he outlines his experiences of it.

My Expectations

I didn’t really know what to expect at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair other than being bombarded with flyers and requests for my emails, however, I was happily surprised this wasn’t the case when I arrived!

At The Fair

So, the first thing I did after picking up my programme was to find the employers I really wanted to talk to during the day Continue reading

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What employers do for us…

Jenny, our intern, gives us an insight into how employers are attracting new recruits.

Spending the last few weeks promoting and advertising the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair I have learnt a lot about the 110 organisations that are attending, including what lengths they go to to attract new graduates and students. Using many novel ways, employers are trying to attract the best of us to apply for their graduate schemes and placements.

Here are just a few examples of what they are doing to grab our attention Continue reading

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Will you be getting the most out of the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair 2013?

The Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is an annual event attended by national, international and local employers, recruitment agencies and universities (to speak about further study options), so there really is something for everyone! And even if you’re not graduating this year, this is a fantastic opportunity to start finding out about organisations and seeing what other opportunities they may have. Read on to find out how you can make the most of the fair.

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My Day at the Fair

Catherine, one of our student bloggers, outlines her experience of the ‘Make a Difference’ fair

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I will admit now that I am not entirely sure what I want to pursue as a career. However, I do know that I am not massively motivated by money. Ideally I would like to find a career that allows me to use my skills and talent to benefit more than just a CEO.

That is why I went along to the Careers Centre’s ‘Making a Difference’ fair Continue reading

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Careers…Making A Difference

Lauren McArthur, our Fair Liaison Officer gives her insight and advice on making the most of our upcoming ‘Careers . . Making A Difference’ event

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Public sector.  Not for profit.  Charities.  Central government.  Think tanks.   Government and Politics.  Volunteering in the UK and abroad.  Teaching.  Conservation.   Companies from all of these sectors and many more will be attending  the ‘Careers…Making  A Difference’ Continue reading

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Fantastic networking events for budding Leeds entrepreneurs

Thursday 15th November saw more than 100 students and business professionals from around Leeds gather together for the first Leeds Enterprise Networking event of this academic year, fittingly falling on Social Enterprise day. The event was a huge success with Leeds University’s Nick Simm from Bold Gorilla and Hannah Gillicker from Break for The Border Records holding stalls to promote their businesses.

The speakers this year were Andy Peers, founder of Social Footprints and Mike Chitty, founder of Realise Development, who both gave interesting talks on different angles within enterprise.

Andy spoke about his experience with the Big Issue being the spark to set up his own social enterprise, Social Footprints, and started his presentation off with this inspirational video:

He pointed out the lack of social enterprises in today’s economy and highlighted his intentions on improving social entrepreneurship.

Dave took a different approach to entrepreneurship and asked a thought inspiring question to start his presentation:

Who are the enterprising generation?

He focused on the qualities of an entrepreneur and pointed out the importance of pursuing goals, both personal and commercial.

The Leeds Enterprise Network brings together Business Start-Up at Leeds Metropolitan University, SPARK at the University of Leeds, QU2 and Inc Enterprise at Leeds City College. The event was kindly sponsored by Finance Yorkshire, who exhibited along with other business supporters and start ups.

The next Leeds Enterprise Network event will take place on 27th February 2013 at Leeds Metropolitan University, providing a great opportunity for business start ups and professionals to come together and promote business success in the region.

To register now for free please go to www.leedsenterprisenetwork.com

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