University of Reading
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.
"On my course, I have received bespoke career advice with constant support and excellent CV help! My course is very good at job opportunities."
"The careers service runs CV workshops, mock interviews, career-related events and talks to help you in the world of work."
"The careers service is second to none. They help in every way they can and you can use them for a year after you graduate. I completed the RED award with them and have had interview prep sessions and CV workshops. They gave good advice on getting a job post graduation. Every year there are several career fairs, which are excellent, with a variety of employers. There is a special one just for law students."
"Placement advice and help have been fabulous. Lots of contact and support. Not so much graduate job help but I did not actively seek that so it might have been different if I had."
"Lots of encouragement and support for jobs and placements. I'm always informed about any relevant fairs and company sessions."
"I get regular emails from the careers centre and there is special career help tailored to each school, including a placement adviser. I also get talks from guest speakers as well as individual feedback on job aspirations and lots of general talks."
"We have had lots and lots of careers events ranging from employing firms coming in and talking to us, to CV workshops, to an actual module entitled 'career development'."
"I have had career management sessions included within some of my lectures, which was very helpful and connected us with the careers team if we needed any extra advice."
"The university has a job shop available with trained professionals to read and help you improve your CV, help you craft a cover letter and practise interview techniques. Personally, this was a big help to me in finding a job. As for graduate jobs, there is a lot that is done to help students find routes into various sectors. Many large companies come in and hold workshops!"
"Help with CVs and job applications. There is a job office in the department and it's very helpful. Jobs are posted online and to Facebook."