Join our Careers & Employability team for the Summer Careers Fair – here’s a round-up of what and who you can expect…
This is a great event for our students and graduate from all degree disciplines to find out more about the support available from Careers & Employability and to meet a great range of exhibitors all with graduate opportunities – that might just be what you’ve been looking for!
What’s it all about?
- It’s a FREE event targeting final year students from all degree disciplines
- There’s over 50 student and graduate recruiters exhibiting
- Careers and employer talks are running throughout the day
- Careers information and support and CV review available throughout the event.
Why should I attend?
Hundreds of students attend – you can too. This event is held to support students and graduates with their career planning, particularly those who are graduating and don’t have any plans. The Fair is a fantastic opportunity to meet recruiters (as listed below), to take a closer look at your options and consider what you’d like to do with your future.
You might find a job (or be offered an interview on the day – it does happen). Over 50 student & graduates recruiters have opportunities they want to recruit for. See the event programme on the day , read our blog Looking for graduate opportunities? Find out who’s recruiting at this year’s Summer Careers Fair and follow us @Cardiffcareers on twitter for further details of who’ll be there, what degree disciplines they are recruiting from and the type of opportunities they offer.
You can make lots of contacts. Even if there’s nothing that ‘jumps out at you’ on the day, you will have a great list of potential contacts and recruiters who are actively targeting Cardiff University’s students & graduates. Use their details to take a closer look at their websites and social media accounts to find out more about their organisations and the opportunities they have to offer.
You can gain great advice and information. You have 4 hours to gain as much information and advice as you can. The recruiters exhibiting want to chat to you, to answer your questions and find out more about you. Ask questions about what they have to offer, what they are like to work for, what the recruitment process is like and any tips they have. Make the most of this time for face-to-face time interactions with recruiters – it’s rare and can be hugely advantageous.
What can I expect when I get there?
As well as chatting to recruiters face to face there are a range of talks you can attend to gain insights and tips from careers and recruitment professionals.
- Drop-in for 1-to-1 careers advice without making an appointment
- CV Review (Room D) 11:30 to 15:30
- Talks and workshops
12:00 – Graduate Opportunities in Wales (Room A)
12:30 – Working for Yourself: Self-employment (Room B)
13:00 – Employment Regulations for International Students (Room C)
13:30 – PwC: Top Tips on how to Stand Out at Interviews (Room A)
14:00 – Think Ahead: How to Succeed at Assessment Centres (Room B)
14:30 – Arts & Business Cymru – Creative Internships Programme (Room C)
15:00 – Mandarin Consultants – Jobs in the UK (for Chinese students) (Room C)
These sessions are bookable via your Careers Account.
Which organisations are exhibiting?
Come along and you can chat informally to some or all of these organisations:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Apollo Teaching Services
Bridgewater Resources UK
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University – Careers and Employability
Cardiff University – Enterprise
Cardiff University – Work Experience
Cardiff University Business School – Postgraduate Office
Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies – Postgraduate Office
Cardiff University Postgraduate Recruitment Office
Cardiff University Centre for Professional Legal Studies
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Kautex Textron Ltd
Ministry of Defence
National Autistic Society Cymru
National Europass Centre
Net Support UK
Old Mill (Finance)
Open University in Wales
Royal Air Force
Sony UK Technology
TPP (The Phoenix Partnership)
UKHO (UK Hydrographic Office)
University of Law
University of South Wales – Careers & Employability
Zodiac Seats UK
How will I know who the exhibitors are recruiting?
The best thing to do is to call along and ask them, many are recruiting from all degree disciplines and those who are targeting specific degrees are noted in the Blog Looking for graduate opportunities? Find out who’s recruiting at this year’s Summer Careers Fair and also in the Event Programme you’ll be handed when you arrive.
Any tips you can offer me on meeting recruiters?
At this stage you are best to come along and take full advantage of the event and the information and advice that will be offered by all those exhibiting. You can also read our Blogs 5 top tips to help you prepare for the Summer Careers Fair and Prepare to Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters
What if I can’t make it to the Fair?
If for any reason you can’t join us at City Hall, don’t worry, we will be tweeting vacancies and further information throughout the day, join us @Cardiffcareers on twitter and check #cusummerfair for the latest updates on the day. You can also:
- Drop-in at The Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place (Student High Street) and Cardigan House (Heath Park campus), or find us the Intranet, to access our full range of support and information.
- Follow our #before you graduate campaign @Cardiffcareers on twitter and read our blog Get career ready #beforeyougraduate!
- The Careers Advice, Guidance & Information team will be at the Summer Fair and will be running drop-ins throughout the summer.
- For the latest job vacancies set up email alerts at Your Careers Account and follow @Cardiffcareers on twitter.
- Follow us on social media for daily updates on events and any other news and information we think will be of interest to you, follow us twitter: studentlifecu and cardiffcareers; like us on facebook: studentlifecu and cardiffunicareers
- Read our other blog posts for further details of the services and events we provide and how we support students
- You are welcome to attend other University careers fairs across the country.
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