University of Sheffield
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 various good fairs and the careers service offers good support."
"The careers service is very helpful and sends out regular updates on jobs or companies coming into the university. There are job fairs for each faculty where 50+ companies come into the university to talk about graduate jobs and placements. The engineering department has alumni events and talks including question and answer sessions with recruiters. There is a lot of help on writing CVs and covering letters or online application forms. Many departments have links to industry and can help to arrange placements."
"There have been quite a few faculty-specific events that you can attend, which is really helpful, and I've been to the science jobs events. While some of them are more aimed at final year students, anyone is always welcome, which is good."
"There's a great careers service offering CV checks and practice interviews etc. Sheffield is a highly sought after university to hire graduates in engineering, which definitely reflects the calibre of employers on campus at engineering-specific careers days."
"The careers service was very good in helping me to improve my CV and they showed me some resources to help me decide what roles I would be the best fit for when applying for jobs. They were always present at fairs so I was always aware of the services."
"The careers service has events every week and appointments lasting from 20 minutes to an hour are bookable every day."
"The careers service has been extremely helpful in reviewing my CV, covering letters and job applications. The careers service have done all they can and provided an excellent and reliable service."
"We have many networking events that allow us to meet people and make contact with professionals."
"We have a CV workshop to help students before a job application. Plenty of part-time jobs are offered to help students gain experience. The effectiveness of the alumni network, fairs and on-campus recruitment is undeniable. I've worked with the careers service on one of the on-campus careers fairs and a lot of job opportunities were offered by a range of different companies. They ensure all students get chances to meet the employers by having good publicity around the campus. For the engineering faculty, some classes even got cancelled to give students time to attend careers events when those big companies come to the university."
"The careers service is great and the employers' fair showcases a vast range of employers. The events usually span three or four days."