Please note: Places are available on a first come first served basis, sign up for the workshops at ‘The Base’. To secure a place on the workshops a £5 deposit is required per workshop. Your deposit will be refunded on attendance.
Graduate College will be organising coaches to the Graduate Recruitment Fair on 12 and 13 June and places on the coach will be limited to those postgraduates who attend any three of the 11 workshops. Further information on ‘The Graduate Recruitment Fair’ and the exhibitors can be found online at: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/students/events/graduaterecruitmentfair/
|Careers Support for Lancaster Graduate Students and Alumni||Tuesday 14th May, 3pm-4pm||Bowland North Seminar Room 23||42||Shelley Morgan & David Mashiter/CEEC|
|‘Profiling for success’ Practise Graduate Employment Selection||Wednesday, May 15th, 2-3pm||A205 Faraday Building||20||James Cuffe/CEEC|
|Application Forms: What do employers want?||Monday 20th May, 11am – 12noon||Bowland North Seminar Room 10||60||David Evans/CEEC|
|How to gain work experience in the UK||Tuesday 21st May, 1pm – 2pm||Bowland North Seminar room 4||20||James Cuffe/CEEC|
|How to get the most from networking – both online and offline||Thursday 23rd May, 11.30am – 3pm||Taught sessions and debriefing –Brandrigg Room,CartmelCollegeNetworking lunch in Barker House Farm, Cartmel College||60||Lyndsey Egerton/CEECMike Ode/ Potential Unearthed LtdVicky Whitehill/ Teach First|
|Prepare for the Fair||Thursday May 23rd, 6pm – 7pm||Management School LT4||50||Heather Tomlinson/CEEC|
|Masters students- How to Impress at Interviews||Tuesday 28th May, 5pm-6.30pm||Bowland North Seminar room 6||40||Agnes Finley/CEEC|
|LUSU Involve – Getting the most from Extra-Curricular activities||Wednesday 29th May, 2pm – 3.30pm||Bowland North Seminar Room 10||60||Joe Bourne and Sophie Kelly/LUSU|
|Winning Cvs for Masters Students||Wednesday 29th May, 6pm – 7pm||Bowland North Seminar room 6||60||Elaine Davies/CEEC|
|What to expect at an assessment centre and how to perform well||Thursday 30th May,5pm-7pm||Management School LT 4||30||Heather Tomlinson/CEEC|
|Launching your global career – why, what and how?||Thursday 30th May, 7pm – 8.30pm||LUMS Lecture Theatre 10||36||Ajaz Hussain/LUMS Careers Team|
Careers Support for Lancaster Graduate Students and Alumni
Tuesday 14th May, 3pm-4pm
You are graduating from the University shortly.
So… Be prepared and be employable. At the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre we can assist you leading up to and after graduation. We offer 1:1 guidance, vacancy information, employer presentations, networking opportunities, CV checking, mock interviewing, careers fairs and much, much more. Come along to our session for more information on how we can support you.
‘Profiling for success’ Practise Graduate Employment Selection
Wednesday, May 15th, 2-3pm
Graduate employers increasingly use testing to select potential candidates. Some sectors record over 80 graduates per vacancy. Gain an opportunity to practise some of these tests on-line and improve your confidence. The focus will be on abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning skills. Time spent on Profiling for Success will improve your employability.
Application Forms: What do employers want?
Monday 20th May, 11am – 12noon
• Struggling with application forms?
• Need some help with answering the analytical, skills based questions on many graduate application forms?
• Need to know what makes an effective application for many graduate recruiters?
• Want to know why employers use competence based application forms?
Sign up for this workshop to get some answers to help you write an effective application.
How to gain work experience in the UK
Tuesday 21st May, 1pm – 2pm
According to the BBC more than a third of jobs for new graduates are taken by people who have already had work experience with that employer. Employers are highlighting a 19% increase in applications. Identify the relevant student websites to help find work experience placements, learn how to target your CV and cover letter effectively and get advice/guidance if you are unsure. Work experience will open doors for you!
How to get the most from networking – both online and offline
Thursday 23rd May, 11.30am – 3pm
We’ve all heard the expression “it’s not what you know it’s who you know” but how do you get to know ‘useful people?
Come and find out how to network to help your career success both face –to-face and online, from professionals who have used this to advance their career.
You’ll then have the chance to network with business owners, placement providers, and fellow students and try out your new skills over a free lunch.
Prepare for the Fair
Thursday May 23rd, 6pm – 7pm
This session will enable you to use the careers fair effectively by understanding what you need to do beforehand, how you can make the most of it when you’re there and the importance of keeping contacts “warm” afterwards.
Masters students – How to Impress at Interviews
Tuesday 28th May, 5pm-6.30pm
What to expect at graduate job interviews and how to approach them for maximum impact
Never had a formal interview? Nervous about the whole process?
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the basics of a typical graduate job interview and to increase your confidence in preparing yourself and your answers.
At the end of the workshop you will:
- Recognise the different types of questions
- Realise the importance of your body language
- Have had the opportunity to practise promoting yourself and answering common questions.
LUSU Involve – Getting the most from Extra-Curricular activities
Wednesday 29th May, 2pm – 3.30pm
Being a PG student is full on & finding time for the other stuff in your life can be hard! Often however, when applying for jobs it is what you do outside of your degree that makes you stand out: Extracurricular activities, part time jobs and care responsibilities can give you unique stories, evidence of your skills and opportunities to develop your weaknesses. This session is about making sure you get the most from how you are spending your valuable time: working smarter not harder, gathering evidence of achievements as you go and focussing on what you want to get out of it!
Winning CVs for Masters Students
Wednesday 29th May, 6 – 7pm
What makes an effective CV?
What are employers looking for in a CV?
How can I showcase all the new skills and experience I have gained from my Masters course, in order to persuade employers to select me for interview?
For answers to these and many other questions you need the
What to expect at an assessment centre and how to perform well
Thursday 30th May, 5pm – 7pm
This session will familiarise you with the typical activities that form an assessment centre and how you should approach them. It will also give you the opportunity to practise two activities, one of which is an individual exercise and one a group exercise
Launching your global career – why, what and how?
Thursday 30th May, 7pm – 8.30pm
In 2013, you will join around 10.4 million graduates from the UK, China and India alone in the global graduate career market. Are you ready for the challenge ? Which specific countries/regions are you interested in and how much do you know about the labour markets and recruiter expectations ? What support is available and how can you access this ? Come along to this interactive session to learn more about the following:
- Research findings on the global competency framework
- Inspiring stories from recent LUMS international Masters’ graduates who have successfully launched their careers across Europe and Asia
- Explore country-specific intelligence to deepen your understanding of global labour markets
- Introduce the LUMS Careers Contacts and international alumni network
- Reflect upon and develop a draft action plan towards launching you global career
Session Facilitator, Ajaz Hussain, Postgraduate Careers Adviser, LUMS Careers Team