Royal Holloway, 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.
"I secured a short placement through the careers service and have found them to be helpful and informative."
"There have been lots of careers fairs and alumni meetings with recent graduates coming to discuss their jobs and experience while at Royal Holloway, which have been really interesting and definitely helped me to broaden my horizons career wise."
"We have a fantastic careers service with a diverse range of employers at hosted careers events and with regular talks from alumni across all fields and interests. The university has lots of contacts and job databases for internships and work experience opportunities."
"The careers service is very helpful and they offer lots of services. There are lots of employers who visit campus, although a degree is not actually necessary for many of them. I didn't get much help with finding an NHS placement."
"The careers service only really focuses on those studying business and management etc. There's not much for politics students who need support as there are no placements or similar."
"The careers service gives a lot of support with one-on-one meetings discussing your CV and helping you to prepare for interviews and applications. It's given me immense support and helped me through every stage."
"There is a careers service located in the library that puts on various events such as careers fairs to help students find a job. Many media and marketing companies come to the careers fairs as well as public service jobs such as the civil service or NHS. Each of the companies that attend the careers fairs often have placements and work experience schemes. There are also various teaching opportunities presented through companies such as Teach First. You'll get daily updates in the form of emails providing information about what jobs are available if you sign up for the careers services. I went to an event in London where I got to meet alumni from my course and they discussed the paths they took and ways to make your CV stand out, which was very helpful."
"I love the careers service as it has so many talks on in the library and the economics department has someone every week for a talk about careers. It's also really useful for CV and interview help."
"The careers service helped me to tailor my CV and apply for the positions that I want to work in. Currently, I have a work experience role and I thoroughly aim to grow and become a valuable team member within this company."
"There are several alumni days organised by the department."
"The careers service was not very helpful when I applied for my Masters but does have some other useful services. The course itself has several coursework modules aimed at real world research."
"There's a specific course just on employability at the very beginning of the second year that guided us on our way to become more employable at the right time. There are also LinkedIn workshops and support on how to do a profile as well as workshops for CV writing and one-to-one meetings to review CVs."
"Advice is great, especially for English careers. They are constantly emailing us about internship opportunities and careers days to help us decide our future."
"Job fairs are minimal compared to my old university."
"Careers and employability is much more targeted to 2nd and 3rd year students but provides excellent opportunities and placements."