Cardiff Metropolitan University
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.
"The university provides a lot of careers advice and runs many effective lectures where business people come to talk to us students. Other opportunities that the careers services have provided are the on-campus fairs. These are good and have helped me to see other areas of work that I could possibly do in the future."
"I received help with my CV."
"There is a lot of support from the lecturers regarding employability and there's a lot of focus on how we need to become desirable and employable from the day we start at uni. There have been a few recruitment days and fairs that are really interesting as you can talk to employers about the different roles that are on offer. During the year we have had guest speakers in from different parts of my chosen industry to explain their job roles, which has been a good insight."
"All services are present and very good. The alumni network is not very effective though."
"I've had lectures but no interaction with the careers services. I do find that it's easy to speak to lecturers about job prospects though."
"It hasn't been very good, especially with psychology. They do not advertise or liaise with any graduate programmes."
"We've had a few lectures on careers etc, which have provided a lot of information. The alumni network is very hard to find on the Cardiff Met website, which can be an issue when you want their help."
"Our module leader is fantastic at helping us make connections to secure good jobs!"
"The careers services are great, they are constantly in contact with me and post job opportunities on their website. They also help a lot by putting on careers fairs."
"Career services are always available and constantly email us reminders for courses they provide to help students prepare for a future job. The army are frequently on campus to promote full-time and part-time jobs for during and after university."