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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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Enhance your skills with our fantastic project: ‘An Excuse to Breakfast’

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‘An excuse to breakfast’ is your chance to create more local jobs and internships for University of Leeds students whilst developing some awesome employability skills which are massively sought after by graduate employers. You will work in a team to research the local labour market and find an industry that interests you. You will then be trained to approach organisations within that industry and invite them to a breakfast networking event. The event will be set up by yourselves (with our support and expertise) so not only will you develop great communication and interpersonal skill but you’ll also be able to demonstrate a proficiency in event management!

Here’s what some of last year’s participants said about the project:

“This opportunity has proved hugely valuable, in terms of experience and professional development. I have used this work in a subsequent interview and they were impressed! It encompasses a lot of different skills that are unobtainable solely through an academic degree. Working with like-minded people on a project such as this has built up my team work and leadership skills as well. Overall though, I have more confidence in the professional environment and a better idea of what industry sector I want to enter once I graduate.”

“I thought the opportunity was great and I really enjoyed working with Laura, Steve and all the other people who were involved in the project. I’d like to be involved with the group next year”.

“I have found a position with the National Council for Volunteer Organisations in London and am starting the job next week. I definitely found the Excuse to Breakfast project a great thing to talk about in interviews!

Interested? Check out the full details, and how to apply, on our website or email Laura l.m.d.trotter@leeds.ac.uk with any questions. The deadline is THIS FRIDAY 12th October – so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

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