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Tom Lloyd is the Creative Director and Co-founder of Bluegg, a Cardiff based digital and creative design agency. Just one week of work experience was instrumental in Tom’s decision to start his own business.
I consider myself very lucky to have always known what I wanted to do as a career. Coming from a creative family of potters, ceramicists and painters, along with being pretty ‘academically challenged’, really helped focus my options. Continue reading
Chris Critchley and Dan Ellin share their experience of graduating from Cardiff into a career at Frazer Nash. Frazer Nash target Cardiff University and are keen to recruit more of its graduates – meet them this Thursday at the Frazer-Nash Consultancy – Pizza Evening from in West Building – ENGIN Forum Continue reading
Stephanie Francis graduated from Cardiff University in 2010 with a degree in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Through gaining work experience she not only confirmed the industry she’d like to work within, but gained important contacts and a wealth of experience. Stephanie is now Press Officer at the EDF Energy London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
For me, work experience helped to establish relationships in my chosen industry and therefore led to my first job straight from university. Continue reading
Amber Bell graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 with a degree in English Language. During the course of her education and in the months after graduating, she completed a series of work experience opportunities and it resulted in gaining her dream job.
It’s common knowledge that these days a degree is not enough. Well, I’ve always thought it was common knowledge; yet still so many of my friends and classmates sailed through university without even glancing at work experiences, internships or even volunteering. And sadly, most of these people are still pushing to get into the industry they aspire to work in. Continue reading
Edward Singleton graduated from Cardiff University in 2010 with a BSc in Biomedical Science, but quickly realised that in order to gain a place in medical school he would need to build his application via work experience opportunities.
“Getting into Medical School was and always has been top of my life agendas. When I applied to study in my A-level year, I hadn’t really anticipated the quick rejection of all four places. Instead, I studied Biomedical Science at Cardiff and soon realised that if my application was to compete for attention against all of the amazing work experience other applicants had completed, I was going to have to do something about it. Continue reading
In an increasingly competitive job market, work experience will make you stand out and in most recruitment scenarios it’s a necessity.
That’s where we can help YOU.
Work experience offers you a superb opportunity to develop marketable skills that can help set you apart from other graduates. What’s more you can gain a valuable insight into potential job roles, organisations and industries, helping you try things out and see just what roles and employers you would most enjoy working in longer term.
To help you with your career planning and enhancing your cv, Work Experience Week starts tomorrow. The week features a range of drop-ins, talks and a Fair that have been organised with you in mind. The sessions are free and delivered by experts in their field, who are keen to share their experiences with you, inpart their knowledge and help you to help yourself in developing a competitive edge over fellow graduates in gaining work or postgraduate study after graduation. Continue reading
Helen Hare is an Internship Manager within the Careers and Employability service of Cardiff University. Through her vast experience with students, graduates and employers she has developed some important tips on how to impress within the workplace.
Throughout our experiences we have seen, time and again, that creating the right impression for others can make, or break, a person’s career. It’s possible to take control of the way you behave in the workplace so that you can create a long lasting positive impression. This means that colleagues will remember you for the right reasons. Continue reading
First Years meet Charlie … Gather behind him and follow his lead.
You may only be in your first year but every moment counts. If you want to make the most of your time at University and enhance prospects beyond Uni, I recommend you follow @Charliecareerz and join facebook.com/cardiffcareers#!/groups/charliecareerz/ for the latest hints, tips, information, links (and a bit of nonsense) from Careers & Employability.
To get you started, here’s Charlie’s tips on making the most of your first year: Continue reading
Helen Hare is an Internship Manager within the Careers and Employability service of Cardiff University. Having helped over 1000 students gain work experience she explains the benefits and importance of these opportunities.
After placing over 1200 students in work experience over the last ten years, I feel informed enough to safely argue that I can definitely see the benefits of work experience! It’s been lovely to see so many students make the leap from undergraduate to graduate and from work experience to graduate job. During this time I have certainly seen a pattern emerge, as those who carryout work experience as an undergraduate … Continue reading