University of Liverpool
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's great support from the careers service including very useful lectures and alumni talks. They're also very helpful on a one-to-one basis and are available to assist and advise when contacted."
"There is an annual law fair to meet prospective employers, as well as legal networking events throughout the academic year. From second year onwards it is also possible to have a legal mentor who is able to help find placements and provide advice."
"The careers service has various walk-in workshops such as how to improve your CV or how to present yourself during an interview. You will get all the support you need and there are extra workshops such as what you can do with your degree and where you can apply for jobs etc."
"I have not really heard of any help on offer so I think they need to do more to make students aware. There are projects you can take on your course that mean you work with employers such as the hospital, which is brilliant."
"The school offers support on how to solve firms' questions such as psychological tests etc. Representatives from firms also visit to talk to students, usually at the beginning of each academic year. Full- and part-time jobs are easily accessible on the school's website."
"I've attended lectures and talks at the careers service about how to apply for jobs, how to build CVs and how to get through a job interview."
"There are a variety of courses you can take on campus to better prepare yourself for a job. The careers service also provides CV checks, a chance to discuss your future career, careers fairs, a careers hub to help you find jobs, an alumni connect and things like that. There are work experience and internship opportunities showcased on the website."
"They do send us placement opportunities occasionally, which is certainly beneficial to us students."
"The careers service offers a lot of really good services and opportunities to research jobs both course specific and otherwise. Their individual meetings are really useful and they always want to help, you just have to ask."
"I receive constant emails with opportunities to meet employers and have an employability officer with whom I can talk about future prospects and my CV."
"There's careers help as part of one of my modules, which is good. This includes peer reviews of CVs and access to lots of different careers seminars and talks. The careers service is very accessible and the library offers help with CVs and academic skills."
"The university's careers and employability services is very helpful in providing insights when applying for jobs. They help with CVs and preparing for assessment centres etc. The university organises regular fairs where most of the reputed companies come to offer their graduate/internship programmes. There is a great alumni network at Liverpool and they are growing every year. They have a strong social media presence also."
"The careers service is really good, the course offers loads of transferable skills and the placement is an excellent opportunity to spend two weeks to explore what you want to do. I feel there should be more volunteer opportunities and, if there are some, then for them to be better advertised to help people engage in more opportunities."
"The careers and employability service at university is helpful, they offer a range of services from mock interviews to CV making. This service sends out emails often informing us about what's going on and what we can do. There have been business fairs where businesses have come in and spoken to us about potential opportunities in the future."
"I wish there were more fairs and opportunities to meet employers at the university, a module on jobs would also be a very welcome addition. It would be useful to learn skills such as how to write a scientific CV, general work practice and the like."
"They put on several talks and are linked with local firms, which has been helpful."
"There are always chances to have mock interviews and improve your CV. There are also career fairs and fairs for your particular course."
"The support is definitely there, there are on-campus recruitment activities for physical sciences all of the time."