Category Archives: Meet our staff

Get to know some of our staff, the variety of roles they do to help support you and your career development at Leeds, as well as their tips and advice.

Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

In the next instalment of our ‘Meet our staff’ series, we talk to one of our Careers Consultants Venita Girvan 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 Careers Consultant and this role involves lots of different aspects.  This includes teaching and assessing on careers modules, 1 to 1 guidance with students, developing and delivering careers workshops both at the Careers Centre and in faculties, working with employers by hosting their events at the Careers Centre or attending their careers days.  I am also a Placement Tutor for students taking the Careers Centre work placement module.  As well as this I co-manage the Careers Centre blog and I am a part of the social media team contributing to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Fair Liaison Officer

In this “meet our staff” post we meet Imogen Johnson, our Fair Liaison Officer, and find out more 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 am the Fair Liaison Officer. I work in the Employer Team and we are responsible for organising Careers Events on campus including employer presentations and Careers Fairs. Recently I was involved in managing the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair which was attended by 109 organisations and over 3500 students.   I promote our events to employers and students and oversee the booking procedure.  I oversee the logistics for Careers Fairs including creating and editing Fair Guides, organising car parking and catering and making sure attendees have all the information they need. Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Faculty Team Clerical Assistant

In this blog post we meet our Faculty Team Clerical Assistant, Michaela Lesayova. Here she tells us what her job entails and offers her top tips to students and graduates!

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

I graduated from Leeds University in July 2012 with a BA International degree in Managing Performance.  I have worked in various roles in the University during my degree in departments such as the International Student Office, the Study Abroad Office, Leeds International Summer School and my home department school. This extensive and positive experience led me to apply for a full-time post within the University, because I already had a valuable experience and I enjoyed working here. Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Advisor

In the next of our “Meet our staff” series we meet Claire Alford, as she tells us about her role as a Careers Advisor.

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What is your job at the careers centre and what does it involve?

I am a Careers Adviser; most of my time is spent working in the Careers Centre offering information and advice to students. This includes the drop in service where students can come in to the centre without an appointment. Whilst on drop in I provide information and advice to students or I can refer them for a mock interview or longer guidance appointment with a Careers Consultant. I also conduct mock interviews myself and this includes tailoring each question to meet the job specification and providing constructive feedback throughout.  Another part of my role is answering queries on eGuidance along with planning and delivering workshops throughout the academic year. Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

In this blog post one of our Careers Consultant, Jessica Henderson, explains the ins and outs of her job!

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

I’m a Careers Consultant, linked with the Faculties of Environment and Biological Sciences. The role of Careers Consultant at Leeds is incredibly varied. On any given day I might be;

  • Seeing students individually in drop-ins or for longer guidance appointments for all things career-related
  • Teaching on one of our career development modules, or assessing student work
  • Planning or delivering  workshops and presentations at the Careers Centre or in faculties
  • Helping to plan and run careers events
  • Speaking to employers or hosting an employer event on campus
  • Meeting with colleagues across the university to negotiate input in the forms of teaching, workshops, events and more
  • Researching specific topics or career areas
  • Supporting students on our placement year module as a Placement Tutor
  • Staying up to date with the graduate job market and maintaining career-specific knowledge across a range of sectors
  • Attending conferences, training events and information briefings Continue reading

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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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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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