University of Dundee
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 has a body that deals with employability and culminates in the Dundee Plus award. Support is available on demand and multiple job fairs are hosted throughout the year."
"While I feel that the general skills I've learned at university have equipped me to find a good job, I feel the lack of work experience in my field offered by the course made it difficult for me to access my field in terms of employment. The careers service are excellent and offer a number of services and plenty of support."
"I think there's been a lack of preparation and advice from the careers service regarding internships. CV reviews can often take so long that the deadline for the job application you were going for has passed. I think Dundee should organise events with bigger companies rather than small local ones who usually don't employ more than one or two students."
"I'm unsure how the university is for other careers but the medical school was really supportive with preparing us for work."
"The careers service is fantastic! We had an internship module in our second year and it prepared us for interviews, presentations, reports, time management, analysing and identifying key strengths, CV and cover letter writing practices. It also allowed us to have a 30-hour internship at a place we picked in order to get a taste of the working environment. You can also meet people at the careers service and arrange appointments to practise presentation skills and how to prepare for an interview. They are approachable and very friendly!"
"I've taken a careers module and found out a lot about the service they can provide, which is very good and helpful but I wouldn't have been aware had I not taken the module."
"There are various lecturers and seminars. Law is very active in networking."
"The careers service provides many kinds of help including tips on interview techniques and they also review your CV and cover letter."