Work Experience

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Get work experience before you graduate with GO Wales

Posted on 24th May 2017 by

Andrew discusses the service GO Wales offer and shares their great news with students… Graduating this summer but lacking in work experience? If you’re starting to panic about future employment, fear not! It’s not too late as Cardiff University Careers and Employability service can help.   Have you got work experience? Employers put work experience at the
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Before you graduate

Posted on 17th May 2017 by

Information Officer, Karen, and Student Intern, Sophie, have teamed up to share all you need to know (and do!) before you graduate…   With so much going on after your exams, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all and miss out on important careers-related information. Spend some time
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Summer Careers Fair: Hear from employers first hand about the benefits of attending

Posted on 15th May 2017 by

Helen, our Employer Liaison Officer, shares the top reasons for you to attend.   For those graduating this Summer and students from other year groups wanting to find out what opportunities employers are offering, the Summer Careers Fair 2017 is a fantastic event to meet employers. There are a wide range of companies attending the
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Spark 2017 – The Winners

Posted on 10th May 2017 by

Enterprise Manager, Rhys, announces the winners of Spark 2017… SPARK, our annual business ideas competition sets out to inspire and motivate our most entrepreneurial students and graduates through awarding funding and support across a range of categories. Find out who won this year and what it means to them… Best venture A student-led enterprise that
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“Have I left it too late?” and how the Summer Careers Fair can help you face the ‘The Fear’

Posted on 2nd May 2017 by

Are you worried about what you’re going to do after graduation? Laura, Employer Liaison Officer, explains why you should check out the Summer Careers Fair… You’ve done it. You’re nearly there! You can see the finish line. It’s a time full of ‘lasts’, the ‘last’ late night visit to the ASSL, the ‘last’ deadline, the
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Thinking about or planning to stay in Cardiff after graduation?

Posted on 20th March 2017 by

Jess, our Employer Liaison Marketing Intern, gives you the low down on why Cardiff is a great place to live and work as a graduate, with quotes from young professionals who are living the dream themselves… Cardiff is a fantastic city – but you already know that, as you chose to come to university here!
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Love is in the air – tips and advice you’ll love

Posted on 13th February 2017 by

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this week we will be sharing ‘tokens’ of love with all students. As noted below each of our ‘tokens’ will link to blog posts, videos or intranet content all written to help support you throughout your student life. Follow us on facebook and twitter to see daily information and advice
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All are Welcome! Why students should call into 51a Park Place

Posted on 6th February 2017 by

Our Student Intern, Sophie, tells us more about what’s behind the colourful door at 51a Park Place… Have you ever ventured through the doors of 51a Park Place and discovered how you could get on track to secure your future career? A part of Student Support and Wellbeing, Careers and Employability is dedicated to improving your
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Support for Students from Students – find out where you can meet the Wellbeing Champions this semester

Posted on 1st February 2017 by

Tsvetina, Counselling, Health and Wellbeing placement student, informs us of upcoming Wellbeing Hotspots… The second semester is here and our Wellbeing Champions have prepared lots of exciting events for you with the sole aim to promote mental and physical wellbeing amongst students. You can find them at the following dates and times: February Peer Support
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How I found my dream internship at last years Internship, Work Experience and Volunteering Fair

Posted on 30th January 2017 by

Jess, our Employer Liaison Marketing Intern, recounts how she used last year’s Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Fair to land herself an internship in PR I had that epiphany moment when talking to a taxi driver in my second year of university. “So…” he said, “what are you actually going to do with a Sociology
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Volunteer as a Student Mentor – it’s a great experience!

Posted on 30th January 2017 by

The Student Mentor scheme is currently recruiting for 2017/2018.  Read three students experiences of being a mentor… Photo: 2015/2016 Mentors at the celebration event Students who volunteer as a Mentor recognise that they get to give something back to the uni, but that they also gain fantastic employability skills, take a look at what Kalika, Geoff
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Join our team of over 300 Student Mentors – we are recruiting now

Posted on 26th January 2017 by

Ann, Student Mentor Scheme Manager explains what it’s like to be a Student Mentor, how valuable their support is to other students, the skills you can gain, the training and support provided and how you can apply… Being a student at university may be one of the best things you have ever done but for the
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The benefits of work experience from one student intern to another

Posted on 19th January 2017 by

Employer Liaison Intern Jess presents her  top tips for gaining the most benefit from work experience and what Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Week has to offer… So – you’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to start planning your life a little further ahead than just what you’re going to have for dinner tonight.
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Have you heard about our NUE finalists?

Posted on 23rd December 2016 by

Have you heard our news…? Following our blog post on 21st October we can proudly announce that Cardiff University has 3 (yes 3!), successful shortlisted nominations in the National Undergraduate Employability awards 2017. Congratulations go to the following: Student Shortlist Hristo Anastasov Timothy Taylor They have both been shortlisted in the Best Intern category. This
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What should I be doing this Christmas to boost my employability?

Posted on 14th December 2016 by

Tori Rees, our Employability Manager, gives you some ideas for how to make the most of your Christmas holidays and start boosting your employability skills whilst you’re off campus…   Fresher’s is a distant memory and you’re going home to enjoy some festive drinks with school friends and reminisce about term 1 of 16-17 –
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I want to train to be a teacher… now what?

Posted on 15th November 2016 by

Sophie, student intern, talks about getting into teaching – the experience you’ll need and how to decide if it’s right for you. Both becoming a teacher, and the path you take to get there can be challenging so it’s vital to make sure that teaching is right for you. When you reach your goal, it’s
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Oxford PharmaGenesis: What a career in life science could look like

Posted on 26th October 2016 by

Oxford PharmaGenesis, one of the sponsors for this year’s Science Careers Fair, offer career opportunities in medical communications. Tom Potter, Communications Consultant, tells us more… Can you remember what first sparked your interest in science? For many, being involved at the cutting edge is highly motivating and research breakthroughs are rewarding. However, the reality of
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The Science Careers Fair: Find your future

Posted on 25th October 2016 by

Student Intern Zoe tells us more about our upcoming Science Careers Fair… Coming to the end of your degree can seem daunting and overwhelming, particularly if you’re unsure of where your degree can take you, or where in fact you want it to take you! That’s where Cardiff University’s Careers and Employability are here to help
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5 Ways to prepare for the Law Fair

Posted on 21st October 2016 by

Simona, Student Intern, tells us all about the Law Fair and shares her tips on how to make the most of it… On the 1 November 2016, the suited and booted law experts will take over City Hall for the Cardiff University Law Fair. Are you ready? Whether you’re a law fresher, a third year, a past
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What can I do with my business or finance degree?

Posted on 21st October 2016 by

Penny, Employer Liaison Intern, tells us about what the Business, Finance and Banking Fair can offer to students… Congratulations! If you’re reading this you’re probably taking a break from one of the most employable and in-demand degrees. Tomorrow you may be analysing a pile of statistics, the next day, you’re getting to grips with marketing
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The NUE Awards: Could you be a winner?

Posted on 21st October 2016 by

Moira, a member of our Work Experience Team, tells us all about the NUE awards… Introducing (drum roll please)… the the National Undergraduate Employability awards: celebrating excellence in Undergraduate Employability! Calling all students! Have you benefitted from work experience within an organisation that has helped you build your confidence, skills and employability? Employers, have you
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Where can your STEM degree take you?

Posted on 6th October 2016 by

Our Employer Liaison Intern Jess explores where a STEM degree can take you and how to find out more at our STEM Autumn Careers Fair… University is all fun and games until you slowly begin to realise that you cannot live in Talybont until you’re 54, nor can you get away without ironing anything for the rest
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How Experience Works

Posted on 30th August 2016 by

Internships Officer David Keane, talks about the benefits of undertaking a paid graduate internship…   For those graduates who are still unsure on what the future holds for you after life at Cardiff University, did you know that you are still eligible to apply for a paid internship for up to 3 years after graduation? Internships are
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Top tips for making the most of your summer

Posted on 5th July 2016 by

Tori, our Employability Manager gives her top tips on what you should be doing this summer… Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the academic year – hoorah! Exams are over, you’ve studied hard and played hard(er?). But, what next?  I’m a big fan of taking time out and switching off, but … (occupational hazard)
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Struggling with application forms? Here are some tips to help

Posted on 7th June 2016 by

Our Employability Manager shares her tips on Application Forms… If you’re struggling with an application form for a grad scheme or summer internship, Careers & Employability can help you.  Here I’ve noted the careers resources available to you before you go home for summer and accessible online 24/7 via the Student Intranet.
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Get career ready #beforeyougraduate!

Posted on 6th May 2016 by

Our Employability Manager shares her tips on how to get ready for graduation and finding your dream job…    If you’re graduating this summer but haven’t got a job yet, don’t panic, it’s not too late to get yourself ready to WOW employers. You’ve studied hard and got a degree form a top uni – check!
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How to start a career in the Creative Industries

Posted on 5th May 2016 by

Last Tuesday, 26 April, Careers & Employability organised a Creative Industries Panel Event with professionals from different sectors including a published writer and PR professional, a political editor from a national newspaper, the CEO of an advertising agency, a music events manager, a starting broadcast journalist and the internal communications manager for the Millennium Centre. All
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Are your finances in order for your year abroad? 6 top tips to help you.

Posted on 11th April 2016 by

Before heading off on your year abroad, Einir from our Advice and Money Team has 6 top tips to ensure your finances are in order… We support many students with queries around advice and money, here is a note of the 6 key things to consider and the typical advice we’d offer in relation to finances and your
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How to get work experience and develop your career – a personal account

Posted on 23rd March 2016 by

Gerard Harris, Cardiff Business School alumni and now editor of Tuppence Magazine talks about the importance of practical experience to starting and developing your career… When it comes to finding your first job after finishing your degree or getting the graduate placement you’re hoping for, the difficulty can often be the lack of work history
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Anyone for Admiral’s Grad Programme or other opportunities in Cardiff?

Posted on 18th March 2016 by

Virginia, our Employer Liaison Officer tells us more about the new Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair and it’s sponsor Admiral …  If you are planning to stay in Cardiff after graduation, this is an event you can’t miss! Around 30 organisations will be offering graduate opportunities in Cardiff and the South Wales area and are looking for students from
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Improve your prospects with Work Experience – Register with us for Student & Graduate Opportunities

Posted on 9th March 2016 by

Phoebe, our Student Intern, tells us more about the benefits of work experience and how easy it is for Cardiff Uni students and graduates to apply for placements with the help of Careers & Employability’s Work Experience team… For Cardiff students it’s as easy as registering with the Work Experience team (registration details below), to
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‘G’ is for Gay! A closer look at LGBT+ History month

Posted on 8th February 2016 by

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month, this week ‘G’ is for Gay…   Following on from last week’s blog in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘L’ is for Lesbian), this week’s blog is ‘G’ is for Gay. So far there have been some great events
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STEM Careers Fair, what is that about?

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

Virginia, Employer Liaison Officer, tells us more about the STEM Fair and event sponsor MeetingZone … Next Tuesday 9th February, the Spring STEM Careers Fair will be taking place in the Engineering Forum from 10am-2.30pm. 23 organisations will be exhibiting, all targeting students from Engineering, Physics, Maths, Technology and Computer Science. The companies at the fair
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Want to improve your employability? Join the Cardiff Award

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

The Cardiff Award is recruiting this month, and here Wendy from the Award team tells us more about the Award and the benefits for students who take part … Applications are now being accepted for students to take part in Cardiff University’s employability award programme.
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Become a Student Mentor – Cardiff University is recruiting Mentors now

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

Ann, Student Mentor Scheme Manager explains what it’s like to be a Mentor, how valuable their support is to other students and how to apply … Being a Student may mean making some great new friends, having an awesome social and sporting life, having some unique experiences and of course getting a degree! However, not all students
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Top tips from the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

Virginia, Employer Liaison Assistant, gives us a roundup of Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week … If you joined us thank you, if you missed the event/s then don’t despair, here’s a roundup of how the week went.  Last week, from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th around 1300 students engaged in the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering
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Good news for the graduate job market

Posted on 28th January 2016 by

Sarah Allbeson from Careers & Employability highlights new positive statistics about graduate employment in the UK … The 2015 edition of What do Graduates do? shows the graduate employment rate is 76.6% (up from 75.6% in 2014) and unemployment rates are down at 6.3%, the lowest level since before the recession. The number of graduates
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Need work experience? We did and here’s how we found it

Posted on 27th January 2016 by

Our final year interns, Phoebe and Will, offer advice on how to gain valuable work experience … Read their stories and find out more about the support available to you whilst you are at Cardiff University.
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How to make the most out of the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Fair

Posted on 18th January 2016 by

Next week sees the start of the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week and Fair, here Virginia, Fair Organiser, shares her tips on how to make the most of these events … Next week, on Thursday 28th January, the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Fair will be taking place in the Students’ Union Great Hall
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Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Week – the secret to getting ahead in your quest for your dream job.

Posted on 12th January 2016 by

Kirsty McCaig, Employer Liaison Manager explains why Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering are vital in securing a graduate job … The Christmas festivities are well and truly over, the stress of exams will soon be a distant memory and the Spring Term is in full swing, so what to do now? If you’re in your first
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Make the most of the Science Careers Fair

Posted on 3rd November 2015 by

Nikki Vivian, Employability Advisor, School of Biosciences share her thoughts on why you should attend this years Science Careers Fair …     The Cardiff University Science Fair takes place this Wednesday.  Sponsored by GE Healthcare this Fair is a great opportunity for Bioscience students to get out there and meet potential employers, learn about career opportunities and
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A Summer Internship with Grant Thornton

Posted on 27th October 2015 by

Max, 3rd year Accounting and Finance student and Campus Community Manager for Grant Thornton tells us more about his Summer Internship …     As a second year student I decided I should probably start looking at getting some work experience. I’d heard of Grant Thornton through my lecturers as some of them had worked
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Employers targeting Cardiff University this Autumn

Posted on 22nd September 2015 by

Our Careers & Employability team have been hard at work organising a series of Careers Fairs that will help students meet employers and increase their career potential … Attend one or all of these events to find out more about a vast range of student and graduate opportunities.
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What will you do after graduation? Tips for what next

Posted on 10th June 2015 by

Amy, Student Intern at Careers & Employability shares her experience and offers tips on what to do next …   So you have finished your University Degree and upon you dawns the realisation that you now suddenly have nothing to do. It can be a bizarre situation to find yourself in, especially after a solid three
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Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity with benefits that will last a lifetime!

Posted on 8th June 2015 by

Amy, final year English student and Intern at Careers & Employability shares her thoughts on working abroad …     Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity with benefits that will last a lifetime! We all know that. However more often than not, some of us can’t help but feel that it is an opportunity that
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Handy tips when applying for Graduate Schemes

Posted on 13th May 2015 by

Handy tips when applying for Graduate Schemes, by Emma Green, Student Intern for Careers & Employability … I cannot believe how quickly these three years have flown by and I have now found myself in my final year of university. Remarkably, the prospect of graduation and what I am going to do when I leave Cardiff
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Student support events & updates 28 April – 9 May

Posted on 28th April 2015 by

Here’s a brief note of what our teams are up to and the activity they’d like you to be aware of and get involved in over the next two weeks … Whether its exam stress, money worries, interview nerves, feeling low, job hunting, housing advice, trouble sleeping … anything … if you need support come and see us! We work with
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