Philippa Duployen reflects on her time spent on a farm in Pleyben, a small French town in BrittanyRead More »
The Careers Centre answer some common questions at this busy time of year.Read More »
5 year high for graduate vacancies!
As employers prepare for the University of Reading’s Careers and Placement Fair 2013, the news that graduate vacancies at the major UK employers are at their highest since 2008 (High Fliers Research) sets a positive tone for this already popular event.
The Careers and Placement Fair 2013 is the must attend careers event for all years and all disciplines.
Taking place on 30th October, 11 am – 3 pm in the Palmer Building, the fair attracts a wide range of employers, all actively seeking to recruit Reading graduates to their placement and graduate schemes.» >
Lily asked Jon from the Job shop how he thought their first year had gone and whether they are making a big difference to students from Reading getting a job, either part time or full time!
Could you briefly outline what the JobShop does?
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The Job Shop, run by the University’s Careers, Placement and Employment Centre, located in the Students’ Union, provides students with a wide range of part time and vacation jobs along with internship opportunities.
We interviewed three Masters students about what it was like doing the extra year of study and their opinions on their course and whether it could further their careers and job prospects.
What did you study at undergrad level and what do you do now?
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Matt- Human and Physical Geography.
Lucian- My BSc was in Mathematics, MSc in Financial Management.
Anne- I am a mature student (51) I studied psychology graduating in 1984 and work as a clinical psychologist.
The RED Award – all your questions answered!
I’ve heard about the RED Award but why should I get involved?
Quite simply the RED Award is here to help you get a job, whether that’s work during the holidays, an internship or a graduate job. The activities you get involved with as part of the scheme – volunteering, work experience and training & development sessions – give you evidence of the ‘real life’ skills employers are looking for.» >Read More »
The Careers, Placements and Experience Centre (more affectionately known as the Careers Centre) would like to say a very big hello and welcome back to all our new and returning students.
Important things you need to know about the Careers Centre
- You can come and see us at any point during your degree – not just at the end when you’re looking for a graduate job, the earlier the better!
- You don’t have to know what you want to do to come and see us, we have the expertise and can help you build up your ideas from ground zero
- We run the Job Shop based in RUSU, which is open 10-4pm during term time helping you find part time, term time work and summer internships
- We run the RED Award, an employability and development scheme which rewards you for building up employability skills through your extracurricular activities
- We run specific sessions for your course, faculty as well as through our central programmes
- We host employers and careers fairs on campus throughout the year
Careers Events, for more information and booking, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/careers/myjobsonline
|02/10||RED Employability Award Information Sessions||Carrington Building 101||14:00|
|03/10||RED Employability Award Information Sessions||Carrington Building 101||14:00|
|09/10||CV workshop||Carrington Building 201||13:00|
|14/10||No career ideas||Carrington Building 101||13:00|
|15/10||RED Employability Award Information Sessions||Carrington Building 101||13:00|
|15/10||Job hunting made easy||Carrington Building 101||13:00|
|16/10||Getting into teaching||Carrington Building 201||13:00|
|16/10||Part Time Jobs Fair||3Sixty||11.00 -15.00pm|
|17/10||Where are the jobs||Palmer B 103||13:00|
|17/10||PWC evening in HBS||HBS||18:30|
|18/10||RED Employability Award Information Sessions||HumSS G74||13:00|
|18/10||CV workshop||CB 101||13:00|
Please keep your eye out for updates to our events on myjobsonline, as we can sometimes receive bookings from employers after Spark* has gone to print.» >Read More »
HOW many times have you already checked your bank balance for that first student loan payment? Unless you’re already one of the super rich – if so this article probably isn’t for you – that first payment will make you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot… for about a week. Then, once you’ve coughed up accommodation fees, (or in the case of Mackinder/Stenton/Childs residents, passed out with shock, slowly come round and then cried while paying everything straight back out again) you’ll be feeling the pinch.» >Read More »