Last of the Highlights and Tips from the 1st Year Internship & Employability Event – Application Bootcamp

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … DAY 2, Application Boot camp by EY, around 50 students attended this session.

What we did during the session
We were informed about the application process for EY and the different stages of the process. This involved psychometric testing, assessment centres and interviews. Continue reading

More Highlights and Tips – Practice Interviews

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … Practice interviews, tips and insights into interview techniques by EY.

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What we did during the session
We covered possible questions that are likely to be asked in the first interview in the application process for EY. We did questions which covered strength based interviews as well as questions likely to come up in competency based interviews. Continue reading

Highlights and Tips from the 1st Year Event – Day 2, Time Management

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … DAY 2 - Time management, giving yourself the edge presented by Deloitte, around 18 students attended.

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 What we did during the session
-        We discussed the importance of time management skills and the impact this would have on our chances when applying for internships etc. Continue reading

More Highlights and Tips – Personal Impact, the importance of image and personal branding

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … DAY 1 Internship & Employability Event for First Years – Personal Impact, the importance of image and personal branding by EY, 25 students attended this session.

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What we did during the session
We were introduced to many different company’s and asked to say what differentiated them from the others and how their brand was unique.  We were then asked to list the top 5 brands in the world. Most people had heard of all of the companies  and recognised them because of their strong brand identity.

  1. APPLE
  2. IBM
  3. GOOGLE
  4. MCDONALDS
  5. MICROSOFT Continue reading

More Highlights and Tips – How to shine when Networking

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … DAY 1, Internship & Employability Event for First Years – How to shine networking by Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, 20 students attended.

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What we did during this session
During this session, we listened to the presenter giving advice on how to network in order to impress potential employers. Continue reading

HIghlights and Tips from the 1st Year Employability & Internship Event – Psychometric Testing

Juliette Jenson, First Year Business Student shares her thoughts from the event, what she saw, heard and learnt … DAY 1- PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING by PWC, 33 students attended

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What we did during the session
During the Psychometric Testing session by PwC, we listened to advice on the common problems that students encounter when taking these tests and advice on practicing to ensure you are prepared. We were then given a mock paper under timed conditions to complete and test ourselves on what we had learned so far. The mock paper was challenging and difficult to complete under such short timed conditions but this gave us an idea of what is required of us when we apply for summer internships and graduate schemes. Continue reading

Make Your First Year Your Best Year

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Aly, Cardiff Uni Psychology Student and Marketing Intern, offers her tips on making your first year count …

We all know it’s becoming harder to secure employment these days. That’s why you’re at university, right? We all want to get ahead in the career game. So how does one gain experience, when every job now requires experience?

Good question! Luckily for you guys, we have the answer and it’s very simple. DON’T leave it until your final year to think about your career!  Continue reading

Developing Your Employability Skills – 1st Year Juliette share her thoughts

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Sharing is always a good thing.

Juliette is a 1st year studying Business Economics and French at Cardiff University, she’s doing the Cardiff Award and planning to attend next week’s employability event, here’s why …  

 


Why is it important to develop your employability skills?

Developing your employability skills in this current job market is essential as the competition for jobs is fierce. 912,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in November 2013-January 2014 and the unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year old’s was 19.8%. Continue reading

Highlights from this year’s Alternative Career Routes into Law Conference

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Tuesday was a great day for Law Students who are considering alternatives outside the traditional solicitor and barrister routes.

Twelve exhibitors including CILEx, Countrywide, DAC Beachcroft and Hugh James attended the Alternaticve Careers event and met approximately 100 Cardiff Law students.

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Professional Networking Via Social Media

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cred. Jason A. Howie

Are you a current undergraduate student starting to think about your future career? Are you a Facebook or Twitter user? Are you aware that using sites like these can increase your chances of getting a job or even introduce you to your current boss? At first Alex Hine Student Ambassador for GO Wales in Cardiff University), wasn’t aware of this, but after attending a talk given by Martyn Flynn, a Talent Acquisition Manager from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alex found out how to make the most of social media in order to boost your employability status. Continue reading