University of Leicester
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.
"Our career development service does everything possible to expose us to the world of work. They have seminars and career fairs with all the big companies, as well as visits from PwC and KPMG. They arrange alumni talks from previous graduates and activity exercises with CIMA and many companies."
"There is a course that you can apply for called 'Leicester Award'. It supports you to find information about a job, and to get to know how good you are with the skills that are required from employees."
"Wide range of fairs for careers and postgraduate study. Lots of information provided about funding and job sectors including internships, work experience, and year abroad study."
"The careers services here in Leicester are excellent. If you subscribe, you'll probably get 2 3 emails per day telling you about the jobs and meetings of the week!"
"The career development service organises many workshops, but they are mainly focused on technical/scientific/law career outcomes. Less consideration is given to the language/creative fields."
"The careers service provided has been really good so far, but as it is still first year, information and events provided have focused on career paths rather than job preparation (which will start properly next year). I think it's good they do it this way, as it helps to clarify at your own pace which route you want to take before jumping into preparing for/finding a job. It seems to be a good balance of a 'no pressure' attitude and encouragement to explore career paths and opportunities for placements."
"There have been career lectures, opportunities to meet with employers in areas linked to English (publishing, journalism, teaching) and there is a lot of support from the career development service."
"They put on workshops, but they need to be advertised a bit more as I only became aware of these recently."
"Careers service provide support for every part of the application processes from CV, to telephone interview, to psychometric test. They also organise 'festival of careers' where they invite employers from different fields in to talk to us and promote their career schemes. This is in addition to calling in employers throughout the year."
"They offer many services: CV appointments, mock interviews, mock assessment centres. Attract many big employers too such as PwC, Barclays, Mazars, Deutsche Bank etc (I only remember finance related employers because of my course)."