Student Careers and Skills exists to help all Warwick students and graduates with their career planning and development. This means that:
You don’t have to have an idea before you see us. Some students have no career ideas yet but want to start thinking about it while others know exactly what they want to do and would like us to review an application for a specific job.
You can usefully use Student Careers and Skills no matter where you are in your career thinking, including if at any point you are considering further study.
You can use us at any time: whether you’ve only just started, you’re part way through, you’re finishing, or you’re a graduate. You can choose the activities we offer which suit you best.
It doesn’t matter to us whether your ideas are quite unusual, or shared by a large number of other students.
The support on offer ranges from individual appointments with a careers consultant, to full careers fairs featuring the largest graduate recruiters and attended by hundreds of students. Not all employers recruit enough graduates to want to come to a careers fair, so every year we have a wide range of ‘sector events’ where individuals working in a sector (usually alumni) will come and talk about their career and how to get in – examples include the charitable sector, engineering, marketing and nearly a dozen others. There are events specific to students studying in a specific department. Your link Senior Careers Consultant, Chris Manley, works with both the Director of Student Experience and Placement Officer to develop careers and employability within the department. As a new degree subject, they are organising drop-in sessions, sector events and employer visits and alumni events relevant to you.
There are workshops designed to develop skills. There are sessions helping you to be effective in all stages of the recruitment process. There are drop-in sessions and bookable appointments specifically for students who have application documents on which they would like an expert opinion.
So, how do you find out what is going on? Simple – sign up to My Advantage. You only need to set your preferences once (though you can change them later) and then you can check all events, and book into them directly if you need to. My Advantage also has a vacancy listing covering full-time graduate positions as well as some internship and similar work experience opportunities.
That’s not all. We have a comprehensive website designed to help you investigate and consider your career, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/careers. There are excellent national careers websites for undergraduates and recent graduates which are well worth getting to know – www.prospects.ac.uk, www.targetjobs.co.uk and www.milkround.com, all of which have links to more specific sources of information. We also work closely with the Skills and Student Development team.
Student Careers and Skills looks forward to working with you, throughout your time at Warwick and beyond.
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Senior Careers Consultant Chris Manley will be running a drop-in session in room S1.65 on Wednesdays from 12.30 to 1.30 to which Global Sustainable Development students are welcome.
If you need a longer appointment then book through My Advantage. You'll be booking in, by default, with a Careers Consultant from your Partner Department.
If you are unsure who to speak to, e-mail careers at warwick dot ac dot uk who will forward it to a careers consultant with appropriate expertise.