Careers Advice

Pathways into the Public Sector/Llwybrau i’r Sector Cyhoeddus

Posted on 30 November 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

There and back again: an unexpected journey Rhodri Wyn Jones, Cardiff Uni Alumni who now works at the National Assembly for Wales details how he worked his way into the Public Sector… A recent report found that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. So when I was
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Time to start thinking about your future career?

Posted on 1 November 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Penelope shares Careers and Employability’s 6 top tips for exploring options for the future and compete for jobs. It’s safe to say, autumn term at Cardiff University is incredibly fun. One minute, you’re sat in a lecture theatre getting to the heart of what first drew you to your degree. The next minute, you’re in
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Convey Law’s Tips and Tricks for getting the most out of a Career Fair

Posted on 27 October 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Read Chloe from Convey Law’s helpful hints on how to make yourself shine in the hustle and bustle of a Careers Fair. Here at Convey Law, we look for motivated and talented individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of customer service. Our advice is to make yourself memorable to an employer by demonstrating brilliant communication skills,
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Applying for the Cancer Research UK Graduate Scheme

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emily graduated from Cardiff in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and tells us more about applying and succeeding on Cancer Research UK’s graduate scheme.   When I told people that I’d be studying English Literature, they assumed that I was planning to become a teacher or work in publishing – both great options,
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“From Computer Science student to my first graduate job”: How Careers and Employability helped me launch my career with Circle IT

Posted on 3 October 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Imogen, Computer Science graduate, shares her experience of using the careers service to her find her first graduate role at Circle IT   What did you study at Cardiff University?  BSc Computer Science (2014 – 2017)   What is you current role at Circle IT? How did you find out about the company?  Graduate Internal
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STEM Careers Fair 2017: Life as a Cloud Consultant at Oracle

Posted on 2 October 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Oracle will be attending the STEM Careers Fair on Tuesday 17th October. Kent University graduate Christopher Wing tells us about his experience as a Cloud Consultant on the Oracle Internship Programme so far… How did you find the initial job advert? During the closing months of my final year at university I was approached by
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Make the most of your time at university!

Posted on 30 September 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Careers Adviser, Helen, advises new and returning students on how to make the most of their time at university… Congratulations! All that revision was worth it and you’ve made it to university! The chances are that you are feeling a mixture of excitement and anticipation, perhaps combined with a little anxiety about what life as
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5 tips to get you started after you graduate…

Posted on 21 July 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Whether you’re excited to embark on the future, or a little bit apprehensive – don’t worry. Sophie, our student intern, explains… I can’t believe that this is it, I’ve received my results and I will be graduating from Cardiff University with a 2:1! The last three years have flown by. It feels like only yesterday
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The recruitment process – how to apply and what to expect

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our careers adviser Cath gives an overview of where to find opportunities and some of the steps you may have to face to move from student to employee. It includes lots of links to further advice and tips. Finding your first job following graduation can be a nerve wracking notion. Some graduates are under pressure to
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Top ten tips for finding a graduate job

Posted on 26 June 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Llinos, Careers Adviser for SHARE, shares ten top tips for finding a job and signposts where to start your search. I love graduation week! Cardiff is brimming with a sea of smiling student faces, striding purposefully down the student high street in high heels, polished brogues and flowing robes, with proud family in close pursuit. It
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Tips on finding a job after graduation from Cardiff Award Alumni

Posted on 7 June 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, from the Cardiff Award Team, shares advice on finding a job after graduation from recent Cardiff Award Alumni. We asked some of our Cardiff Award Alumni to offer some advice on finding a job after graduation. They also talk about which parts of the Cardiff Award particularly helped them to prepare for the world
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Get work experience before you graduate with GO Wales

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

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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Thinking of postgraduate study?

Posted on 17 May 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Student intern and Postgraduate Ambassador, Victoria, shares all you need to know about the Master’s Excellence Scholarships available. Graduation looming, but unsure of your next steps? Don’t be left looking befuddled rather than triumphant on graduation day, clutching your cap for dear life and thinking ‘What next?!’ It’s good to have a rough plan of
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Summer Careers Fair: Hear from employers first hand about the benefits of attending

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 event
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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 2 May 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

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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Leaders with Disabilities Panel: How #disabilityworks for graduates entering the workplace

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Laura Carter, our Employer Liaison Officer, looks at what was discussed at the recent Leaders with Disabilities panel event and what it means to start your career as a graduate with a disability… 1.2 billion people globally live with some sort of long-term illness, impairment or disability (the equivalent to the population of China!). In
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All are Welcome! Why students should call into 51a Park Place

Posted on 6 February 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

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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How Experience Works

Posted on 30 August 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 5 July 2016 by Your Student Life Supported’

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 7 June 2016 by Your Student Life Supported’

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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Six steps to help you get the most from Career Central online

Posted on 9 May 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Phoebe our Student Intern, provides a step by step guide on how to get the most out of Careers & Employability’s useful online resource, Career Central… Are you a first year, second year, or just about to graduate? Whether you are struggling to improve your CV or need advice on knowing what opportunities are available to you after university,
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Get career ready #beforeyougraduate!

Posted on 6 May 2016 by Your Student Life Supported’

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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My afternoon with the Daily Mail’s Political Editor

Posted on 3 May 2016 by Your Student Life Supported’

Competition winner Madeleine Banfield shares some insights from her experiences of the Careers & Employability Creative Industry Day … I was one of four Cardiff University students who won the opportunity to have afternoon tea with Andrew Pierce. Firstly, I attended the career service High Profile Guest Lecture in which he spoke about his professional career,
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Law students – have you considered alternative career routes into law?

Posted on 8 March 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Milly, Careers & Employability Intern, explains why it’s a good idea for law graduates to explore alternative career options … On Wednesday 16 March the Alternative Career Routes into Law Event will be taking place in the Postgraduate Study Room in the Law School from 13:00 – 16:00. The event is an opportunity to find out more about
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Are you applying for the right job?

Posted on 26 October 2015 by Your Student Life Supported’

Victoria Rees, Employability Manager looks at whether you’re applying for the right jobs this Autumn…. 5 things to consider before your applications Graduate schemes and Internships are open for 2016 recruitment and everyone (mostly your parents!) is telling you to crack on and make some applications. Lots of them, get them in by the bucket
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Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Posted on 13 July 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Here’s how the Careers & Employability Team can help you now you have graduated …     As a Cardiff University Alumni you still have access to a range of our services.  
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Latest News and Events from @studentlifeCU

Posted on 24 May 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Here’s the latest updates from our teams – what they’d like you to be aware of and get involved in  … Whatever it is, if you need support come and see us! We work with hundreds of students weekly, so please drop in and see us.
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Answers to the questions final year students are asking us

Posted on 24 May 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Here are some great tips from staff across Student Support & Wellbeing who answer the questions final year students are asking us … These are just some of the ways we can help you now and after graduation, drop in and see us in person or online for even more services and events. 
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How to create the perfect CV for you

Posted on 6 May 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

There are many myths surrounding CVs and cover letters. Joanne Gibson and Melanie Wortham from our Careers & Employability’s Guidance Team give their take on what works well and what to avoid when playing the recruitment game.  
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Your student life supported – What’s On Mon 16 – Fri 28 February

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Fortnightly Roundup of student services and events delivered by Student Support & Wellbeing, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   Welcome back … here’s the latest from us at Student Support & Wellbeing, and a brief note of what our teams are up to between Monday 16th and Friday 28th February.  Whatever your year or degree discipline you
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Your Student Life, Supported – New Fortnightly Roundup

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Welcome to our new Fortnightly Roundup, by Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Division. Your Student Life, Supported, is our tag line and I hope this new fortnightly round-up will help you learn more about the support, information and events we offer Cardiff Uni students. Here I’ve given an overview of what our teams
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Career Tips for International students

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Career Consultant Aled Williams talks to Craig Gonzalez, Cardiff Alumni, about Career Tips for International students … The leaves may be falling thick and fast, but have you noticed the career events and fairs that have descended upon Cardiff recently? It’s mid-way through the Autumn semester and we are well into another graduate recruitment season. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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