The Sutton Trust says the cost of working for nothing rules out all but the wealthy and wants most interns to be paid at least the minimum wage.
On Wednesday of Week 5 Lancaster University once again held its annual Careers Opportunities Fair in the Great Hall. Eighty-eight employers from many different career sectors travelled to the university and over eighteen hundred students came to meet them.
On Wednesday 29th October the annual Careers Opportunity Fair took place in the Great Hall Complex. Over 1800 Lancaster students and graduates met with a wide range of employers, voluntary organisations and alumni.
Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering.
Lancaster graduates experience success locally, nationally, and internationally. Read about one of our 2014 Computer Science graduates, and think about where your degree could take you.
“From day one students should see the start of university as the start of their working life” according to Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.
The recent annual Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey confirmed that graduates who left university last summer entered a rather better jobs market than their peers from the year before.
Now that people are no longer expected to have a 40 or 50 year career with the same employer there is the potential to move into higher level positions at a much younger age. So how can you demonstrate that you have the potential to be a leader if you are fresh out of university?
More graduates are turning to new smaller companies rather than the traditional graduate scheme.
A leadership career in the university sector may not be something you've thought of before. However, for ambitious and talented graduates, it should be a very significant and appealing prospect.