Brunel University London
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"Brunel works with the students to equip us with the skills needed to find employment after university. This ranges from sandwich courses to one-on-one careers advice."
"Placement students have regular meetings to discuss how far they've got as well as help with their CV and cover letter. Companies such as EY come to our careers fair."
"Not very many employers come to recruit here."
"The placement team could be more useful. They don't know how to help you when you have a problem more serious than writing a cover letter. Placement vacancies are almost non-existent and I haven't had any opportunities to engage with any alumni."
"I've had lots of help provided by the placement officer and they've been really supportive throughout the whole process."
"I have had help with my CV from the careers service, which was very good and insightful and gave me some tips on what employers look for. The fairs are more for generating ideas of what you want to do as a career."
"The maths department often organises careers events and there are recruitment fairs every year for the different student levels where different companies and graduates are invited to come to the uni. These events are largely supported by our placement and careers centre; they have given me advice and support on writing my CV and cover letter and possible career options I could go for."
"They've given help on how to construct and tailor your CV and portfolio for different companies."
"They frequently set up career/networking events for us, but they're not very well attended. The Professional Development Centre is a bit disappointing as well as it's a whole floor but careers advisers are always fully booked."
"There are loads of networking, careers and alumni fairs throughout the year. Full support is available for interviews and assessment centre practice is offered."
"The careers service is great and helped me to get a placement."
"My course offers a placement year, which is definitely the best aspect of my course. The careers service offers mock interviews and CV reviews and other types of support to secure placements. However, there's not as much help to secure other internships, vacation schemes or training contracts. There are no campus visits from law firms or other employers, though we do have an insight evening organised with the careers service."
"The support I've received from the careers service has been incredibly helpful."