Have you recently graduated from UWS and are still seeking your first graduate level job?
Help is at hand!
The Careers & Employability Service are offering you the chance to attend a one day careers event at your local campus to help you with that next step on your career ladder.
The events will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 1st October – Ayr Campus
Thursday 3rd October – Paisley Campus
Monday 7th October – Hamilton Campus
Wednesday 9th October – Dumfries Campus
The events will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Please note that due to numbers, one event is now taking place at Paisley Campus. If you have already booked, arrangements have been made with you. If you wish to book a place, please get in touch!
Details of the DAY
9.30-10am Registration and Welcome
The morning will include short sessions covering all aspects of the application process.
10am – 10.20am: Core Session 1: Job Searching
10.30am – 10.50am Core Session 2: Preparing a Graduate CV
11am – 11.20am Core Session 3: Interview techniques
11.30am – 11.50am Core session 4: Graduate initiatives and other options
12:00 -12.45pm LUNCH
The afternoon session will be around your choices, and will involve interactive and practical workshops. Please see below for breakdown of sessions. You will choose two workshops that you would like to attend.
1pm – 2.15pm Workshop
2.15pm – 2.45pm BREAK
2.45pm – 4pm Workshop
4pm – 4.30pm Feedback and Reflection
Afternoon Activity Workshops : You will choose 2 of these workshops
Workshop 1: Interviews: Group work activities
- Preparing for interviews.
- Think like an interviewer
- Practice interview activity
Workshop 2: Skills: express yourself
- What are graduate attributes?
- Skills audits
- Reflection, what have I got?
- Putting your skills into practise.
Workshop 3: Employer Insight and Networking
- What do employers look for from graduates?
- Applications: the employer perspective
- What is networking?
- How to effectively network in person
- Identifying your network
Workshop 4: Be Smart: Be Social
- Find out about maximising Social Media for career success
To register your interest please go to www.uws.prospects.ac.uk and sign up for the event at the campus of your choice. If you are not already registered on the site, you will require to do that before signing up for the event.
Please note that these sessions have limited places, and priority will be given to those graduates who are registered as unemployed.