Career workshops

The Careers Service runs various workshops throughout the year for Masters Students across the university. The department also hosts events specifically for students within Sociology

In addition to the workshops listed below the University Careers Service offers additional careers support, including individual support, to all students and graduates.

Career Planning for Masters Students

This workshop is for any Masters student who wants practical help planning their career. Whether you have no idea what you want to do next, have some ideas, or know what you want to do but need help to progress, this workshop will help you identify, plan and action your brilliant postgraduate career.

Winning CVs for Masters Students

This workshop, for Masters Students, explores what makes a good CV, examines what employers are looking for and discusses how to effectively evidence the relevant skills and knowledge you have gained.

Effective Job Applications for Masters Students

This workshop for Masters Students covers aspects of what makes an effective application.  It focuses on 'competence based' application form questions, exploring what employers are looking for when assessing these answers. 

Making the Most of LinkedIn - Webinar for Masters Students

Whether you are looking for a graduate job or considering further study, LinkedIn offers you an opportunity to promote your profile online and a platform to showcase your specialist knowledge and position yourself as an enthusiast or an expert. Use the site to connect with others to research your career options, seek employment and engage in discussion about your subject area or other interests.

From the comfort of your desk on campus or at home this webinar will offer top tips on how to develop a profile that will communicate your strengths, skills, experience and aspirations. The webinar will also challenge you to think about your objectives in using the site and how to achieve your goals.

Impressive Job Interviews for Masters Students

This workshop will help you become familiar with the UK approach to graduate level interviews: 

  • Knowing what and how to prepare
  • Considering the types of questions
  • Thinking about body language
  • Practising promoting yourself and answering questions. 

Assessment Centres for Masters Students

This workshop explores the range of activities you will be asked to take part in at a typical assessment centre, discusses the ways in which you can demonstrate the required assessed behaviours and will even give you the chance to practise 2 typical elements; an in-tray exercise and a group exercise. 

 

The type of workshops may differ in each academic year and the information above is to give an indication of what has been offered previously and may be offered in the future.