Preparing for your future

Explore your options; gain experience in the UK and abroad; develop your skills; compete for jobs.

Preparing and writing application forms for internships

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Juliette, Marketing Intern and 2nd year Business student shares her thoughts on ‘Preparing and writing application forms for internships’ …   Everyone always stresses the importance of getting an internship as this gives you a taster of a job you may be interested in, the transferable skills that employers are looking for when hiring graduates as
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More of the UK’s graduates want to leave for opportunities overseas

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog by David Palmer of trendence UK, on how the UK risks losing almost a quarter of its graduate workforce to employment opportunities overseas, according to their research. Where do you see yourself after graduation? Are you going to live the high life in London or do you intend to head off to France, America, Australia
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A Career in Communications – is it the job for you?

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Last Tuesday, 4th November, Cardiff University had the pleasure of  hosting Alex Aiken’s talk on a Career in Communications. Here, Virginia tells us more … Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications, based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. He went to theLondon School of Economics (LSE) where he studied economics and discovered his
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What will life be like after graduation?

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lowri Ribbons from UK trendence, offering an insight into their research and what students are expecting after graduation …   Be it now or in the not-too-distant future, the question of what life will be like after graduation will cross every student’s mind at some point; “Where will I be? What will
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Employers continue to recruit at Cardiff throughout November

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Careers Fairs may be over but employers are still busy recruiting, don’t miss the remaining events for this autumn …  Thousands of students have attended Careers Fairs in the last four weeks and gained amazing exposure amongst an array of local, national and international employers.  We’ve had great feedback from students and employers alike
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Engage with employers – they want you!

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dr Tom Tatchell, Education and Students Manager, School of Chemistry encourages students to attend Careers Fairs and engage with employers … Tis’ the season for recruitment fairs and all students should see one if not two fairs scheduled that can be applicable to the degrees that they are studying.
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Getting the most out of the Law Fair

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Feeling a little lost when it comes to law fairs? I expect you are not alone.  Naomi Morley First year Trainee at Michelmores and Cardiff Alumni  shares her thoughts on preparing for the Law Fair… Having attended a number of law fairs as a student, I know that the experience can be quite overwhelming and it can be
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From Zoology to Finance at Dyson – where will your career take you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog from Matthew Wilcox, Cardiff  Zoology Alumni and Finance Graduate at Dyson … ACCA student Matthew Wilcox comes from a family of accountants. Growing up, he was determined to take a different career path, opting to study Zoology rather than Finance at university. He soon discovered that his favourite part of his degree was numerical
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International Relations – Is it the job for you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia Bonet Morrell, final year Jomec student, attended John Hemmings career talk and shares her experience with you … Last Thursday, 23rd October, John Hemmings, who is part of Cardiff University Alumni, gave an inspiring talk about life in International Relations (IR) today. In a friendly and approachable manner, John engaged with students from the
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My Route to Law Firm Withy King by John Pengilley (LLB and LPC- Cardiff University)

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog from John Pengilley on his route from Cardiff University to Withy King …   Enjoy John’s blog and for further information about careers with Withy King you can talk to recruitment staff  at the Cardiff Law Fair on Tues 4th November from 1.30pm at City Hall. Take it away John … I studied Law at Cardiff from
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We can help you realise your potential

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Youngs shares her experience as a graduate and the value of Enterprise. SO, what’s it all about … This time of year I find myself talking to a lot of students. This isn’t unusual; I talk a lot to pretty much everybody all the time. But, it’s a bit different in October and November because
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What’s On – Careers and Employer Events from Mon 27th October until Thursday 6th November

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

I’m very sorry to say that we are having issues with our what’s on web listings – darn thing!  So to help you here’s a quick note of what’s coming up, excuse the long listing … Log in to Your Careers Account, using your University log in, for event times, full description and to book your place: www.cardiff.ac.uk/careers   Application
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Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, shares her experience of Owen Evans guest lecture … Despite his senior position Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture on Thursday 16th October.   Owen Evans joined the Welsh government in 2010 and was promoted to Director
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The best bits of the Autumn Careers Fair by Emma Green

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Winter may have arrived in Cardiff but the rain wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of Cardiff students heading to City Hall for the autumn careers fair on Tuesday! Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, on yesterday’s Fair  … With over sixty exhibitors there was something for everyone, notable names included: Network Rail, DCC, Marks and Spencers,
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Not sure how to prepare for the Engineering, Science and Technology Career Fair?

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Careers Adviser Gaye Howells offers a brief insight into how to ‘tackle’ a Careers Fair. The Basics The Careers Engineering, Science and Technology Fair takes place in The Forum at Trevithick over 3 days during October and 1 day in February. It’s YOUR chance to start making contacts and networking, scan the job market for
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6 reasons why you should attend today’s Autumn Careers Fair

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Q.  Where would you go to meet over 60 recruiters?  A. Cardiff University’s Autumn Careers Fair, today between 11am and 3pm at City Hall. Students from all years, all colleges and all degree disciplines – whether you have 10 minutes, an hour or a few hours to spare today, make sure you don’t miss this
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An insight into a Career in Communications

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.  Speaker Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications and host Professor Richard Sambrook, Head of School of Journalism, invite you to join them on Tuesday 4 November, 10 – 11am, Committee Rooms 1&2, Glamorgan Building.    What to expect Alex
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Dress to Impress Employers

Posted on 10 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on dressing to impress …   If you are preparing to attend an employer selection day or an interview, your priority will be to do your research, anticipate possible questions and think about your best examples to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for
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An Insight into a Career in International Relations

Posted on 9 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.    Speaker John Hemmings, Doctoral Candidate – Department of International Relations London School of Economics, and host Professor Peter Sutch, invite you to join them on Thursday 23 October, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Council Chamber, Main Building. What to expect An exclusive event
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An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

This Autumn the Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures by Cardiff’s High Profile Alumni.    Speaker Peter Hughes invites you to join him for An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas on Tuesday 21 October from 5.45 – 7pm, in the Council Chamber, Main Building.
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An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas – Peter Hughes career in International Management, Strategy, Business Development and Advisory.

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

This Autumn the Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures by Cardiff’s High Profile Alumni.    Speaker Peter Hughes invites you to join him for An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas on Tuesday 21 October from 5.45 – 7pm, in the Council Chamber, Main Building.
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Are you a non law student – are you or would you consider a career in law?

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of the biggest law firms actively recruit graduates from other subjects and in some cases non law students make up nearly 50% of the trainee intake! Helen Mc Nally, Career Consultant for Careers & Employability & Cardiff Law School tells you more … If you are considering a career in law but not currently
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Prepare to Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on Preparing to meet Recruiters …   At Cardiff, the autumn term is bursting with opportunities to meet employers at careers fairs, campus events and employer presentations.  Rather than occasions just to sit back and listen, these events are fantastic opportunities for you to make
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An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education and Skills

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.    Join us for the first of 4 lectures this autumn starting with An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education & Skills. Speaker Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills and host Professor Karen Holford, Pro
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The world of work is changing – prepare yourself!

Posted on 6 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

How things change…  Catherine Bushell, Cardiff University Enterprise, part of the Careers & Employability Team, shares her thoughts on how to best prepare yourself for the world of work.     The world of work is changing and for many people it is unlikely that they will stay in the same job or even the
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Is a Career in the Foreign Commonwealth Office right for you?

Posted on 5 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog by James Kariuki, Head of Politics Economics and Communications Group in the British Embassy in Washington. Find out more about career opportunities at  the Civil Service Fast Stream & Foreign & Commonwealth Roadshow – Friday 17 October 2014 at Cardiff University. Book your place Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow. “There’s
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What’s On for Cardiff University Students – all Year Groups, all Colleges and all Degree Disciplines

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager for Careers & Employability highlights what’s on, where and when …   This autumn hundreds of student and graduate recruiters are visiting Cardiff University and their sole purpose is to meet students like you. What’s more there are staff from across Careers & Employability providing a wide range of specialist sessions to help support you
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My Career in the Foreign Office

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Nikesh Mehta, Counsellor (Foreign Policy and Security) at the British High Commission in Malaysia … Find out more about career opportunities at  the Civil Service Fast Stream & Foreign & Commonwealth Roadshow – Friday 17 October 2014 at Cardiff University. Book your place Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow. What is a
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First Years – 10 Top Tips on making the most of your time at Uni

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team, shares her thoughts on making the most of your time at Cardiff University.   Congratulations! All that A level revision was worth it and you’ve made it to university. At the start of the autumn term, chances are that you are feeling a mixture of excitement and
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Advice for joining Cardiff University

Posted on 21 August 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Karen Sheppard, Career Consultant for Careers & Employability offers her advice for joining University … After the elation of exam success and finding out you have your place at university, you may start to think about what will it be like? Careers probably won’t be top of your list, however… Most students who choose to
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My year in 1120 words: post by Cardiff Award Manager, Kathryn Foot

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Well here we are again – the end of another year.  This job is no good for me – the years fly by and I keep getting older, much quicker than I’d like!  This year has been another brilliant year. 3 years in and I wonder how the next programme could be as good as
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Welcome to the Student Life CU Blog

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Your Student Life Supported is our tagline and that’s exactly what we want to do This blog is designed to give you a running commentary of the work being undertaken across Student Support & Wellbeing and the services & support available to you. Our mission is to provide high quality, proactive, responsive and innovative services to
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