Don’t worry, I’m not going to try and pretend I have the expertise to advise you on your career! But, here at Newcastle Uni we’re lucky to have an award winning careers service with advisers trained to help you with anything careers related.
Here’s a rundown of the support that you can take advantage of during your time at Newcastle.
- Their website is jam packed with job vacancies, work experience, information about different career sectors, further study, volunteering, equality and diversity in the workplace and general CV/interview tips.
- The careers service run recruitment fairs, workshops (for things like making a good presentation, CVs, interview techniques or networking help), events and presentations with employers or industry experts.
- You can drop-in, no appointment needed to talk to a CV adviser who will go through your CV with you and advise where you need to improve.
- Or you can drop in to see a careers adviser as an initial meeting for questions or concerns you have, and they’ll set up a further meeting if you need it.
- The careers service here at Newcastle also offers an entrepreneurial skills and self-employment service called Rise Up
- They can set up practice interviews for you, and give you practice psychometric tests.
- Newcastle Work Experience (NWE) – opportunities for paid work experience in local businesses.
- A lot of people think the careers service focus on ‘traditional’ jobs or grad schemes but they don’t. For example, they have creative careers week for things like journalism, digital marketing, or the games industry.
- After finding a couple of work experience/part time jobs on the careers service website, I took my application along to talk it through with an adviser. I also dropped in to get an adviser to check over my CV too.
- Both advisers were very friendly and helpful, going through my application and CV with me, taking on board my aims and the reasons why I was applying, which allowed them to tailor their advice to ensure it was useful.
So if you do come to study at Newcastle Uni, it’s seriously worth making the most of the service!
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