City, University of 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.
"The careers service is very helpful with reviewing your CV and helping you to improve it. They will even organise mock interviews for upcoming interviews you may have. The university provides opportunities for students to work part time and it has programmes such as widening participation. You can be a uni temp or an ambassador and earn money while helping out the community. Moreover, there are careers fairs for specific programmes such as law and business where big recruiters are present."
"We have a very good careers service and many recruiters come along."
"The careers service helped me to obtain a placement year, which has massively helped me to prepare for work after graduation."
"The job centre provides very generic advice, such as how to prepare your CV and cover letter."
"The careers service is incredibly helpful. It offers to check your CV and gives advice on various work-related topics. There are also many amazing schemes involving placements and mentoring etc that can help boost your CV. Some schemes offered include WP student ambassador (paid), City buddy and a micro-placement programme. The careers service also offers many events for networking and gaining experience etc."
"The professional mentoring scheme is good, but that depends on who your mentor is as opposed to the actual scheme itself. The careers service is really good and has helped a lot with psychometric tests. Interviews and other services such as CV checks are available too."
"If you attend the events hosted for students to support them in finding a job or placement, then you will be in a good position. City holds many fairs and events to promote job. Through these events you can get a good insight into when to apply to graduate roles or internships."
"City is probably the top university for journalism in the UK and it's already been reflected in the types of guest speakers and alumni that we've been introduced to in the short time since the course started."
"I could say we have a state-of-the-art careers service in our university and a separate department called CityStarters that helps entrepreneurs who have a good business idea in setting up a start-up company. Another great initiative is the Professional Mentoring Scheme where people in the industry guide the students in a professional way."
"I'm constantly receiving emails regarding the workshops for how to obtain a pupillage etc."
"Good professionals and good advice. They've been helpful with my CV and other assistance."
"Career services are really effective and helpful. There are many workshops available for us to choose from."
"The careers office is there if you need any extra help finding a job. There are plenty of workshops to gain skills in as well as a lot of opportunities to meet future employers."
"The careers centre has always been helpful but it's important to be proactive. Lots of prestigious companies come to campus but it's up to the student to approach them. I would have liked to see even more companies come down to do skills sessions, though."
"There's great support from the careers services if you utilise them and career fairs are held throughout the year as well."
"I received great help with my CV as well as valuable advice on how to find internships and placements."
"There was an employability module that was compulsory in my first year. I also received constant lectures from professionals and skill workshops and the alumni network was used effectively."
"I've gone to the careers services for CV and application checking. They're really helpful but, if you go to see two different people within a short time period, you may get some conflicting advice. This is especially true regarding CVs as that subject matter itself is really subjective. Lots of named employers come to give talks as well as for the careers fair. The alumni network is strong in my opinion as second year (and up) students have the opportunity to be paired up with a professional mentor, who is usually an alumnus."
"The careers department is very good. However, it is quite hard to get an appointment sometimes."