As Katie has already mentioned in her previous post the Careers Festival has been and gone. However that doesn’t mean that is the end of anything ‘career based’ on campus. There is always something on to help you in gaining experience or advice in your potential career path.
The Careers Development Service is definitely something you should take advantage of, they can help you on checking your CV, advising you on applications to creating prep interviews. Keep a look out for events, internship, volunteering and work experience opportunities through your ‘My Careers’ account. The Careers Development Service also hold talks and workshops. Last week I attended a talk regarding working in PR with guest speakers from Spotty Dog Communications. It was definitely beneficial in hearing more about what PR involves from employers who work in different areas of the company.
Having had a quick look on the events calendar on ‘My Careers’ there is a ‘Marketing & Event Management Challenge’ on 28th October 2015. I attended this workshop during my 2nd year where I gained more insight into the skills required to work in this area.
When you get the chance have your CV looked at by someone in the Careers Development office. Before university my CV was mainly for part-time work applications, however with their help I was able to make my CV more specific for gaining work experience.