University of Chester
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.
"There are work-based learning opportunities and lecturers deliver help to prepare us for the workplace."
"There are good jobs on campus with high pay as well as an excellent career support centre and a strong work experience programme."
"I've had volunteering support. Each undergraduate degree requires a five-week work placement, which is very useful for employability. The careers and employability service supports graduates for three years after graduation. There are also a lot of on-campus volunteering and work opportunities."
"We had a work placement during our second year to get some experience in a working environment with coursework to go with it. The careers office talked to us on numerous occasions and provided many workshops and sessions to help people with job applications and CVs. There are work shadowing opportunities as well as internships too."
"There are training sessions and multiple workshops to help with CV and cover letter writing."
"I've always had somewhere to go if I want to speak to someone about the future."
"There is great support from the careers service and a required placement in the second year gets you experience of the workplace."
"I've had to sort most things out myself as I haven't heard much from the careers service."
"Similarly to my lecturers, careers and employability and student services always have their doors open to help in any situation and will do as much as they can to help."
"I've not heard anything about an alumni network if one exists. There are no recruitment fairs or on-campus recruitment and it can be difficult to make an appointment with the careers service. There also seems to be a lower priority for anyone not going into a career in law."
"The careers office is always open and constantly sends us emails on how we can improve our job prospects. It also offers many trips to job improvement courses and the like."
"There were some mandatory modules to help with career skills but I think there could be a greater number of these."
"There is a careers adviser specifically for law who will read through your CV, personal statement and cover letters."