Newcastle University Student’s Union in collaboration with the Careers Service are midway through their Employability Extravaganza, which aims to give students and eligible graduates of the university a boost in their employability post graduation, part-time work or in searching for internships. Events running are;
Preparing and Succeeding in Interviews - This is a thirty minute workshop in which students assess what employers are look for in candidates and improve their interview preparation skills. The session takes place on the 22nd of February in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre from 13:15-13:45.
Where to start with CV writing – This session gives practical advice on how to write in the style appropriate for a CV, market your skill set and make your application stand out to a recruiter. This takes place on the 27th February in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre from 13:15 -13:45.
Assessment Centre Preparation – Common in the graduate job application process is attending an Assessment Centre and having to take part in a variety of tests that assess suitability for the job. This workshop aims to reduce some of the worry student’s have going to the Assessment Centre by conveying what to expect, how they work and how to effectively prepare for them. This will take place on the 1st March from 11:00-11:30 at the Newcastle University Business School, room 1.11 .
How to get summer internships / work experience – The session will offer tips on reaching out to employers in order to gain experience in competitive workplaces. This will be on the 8th March from 15:00- 15:30 at the Newcastle University Business School, room 2.03.
Sharing information about a disability with an employer – This session aims to educate students on their right to share this information with employers and will cover all aspects of opening this communication with them, giving full support and advice to students. It will take place on the 27th February from 13:00-14:00 at King’s Gate, L1.20.
Three of the four START UP essentials workshops are upcoming, these cover some of the important aspects of creating your own business and some of the essential skills required to succeed. These include effective marketing, financing and pitching your idea. These will take place every Wednesday 14:00-16:00 in Kings Gate L1.20, on 27th February, 6th of March and 13th of March.