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Careers services

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.

2017

"The course is practical and prepares you for real-life work. My course includes a full year of industrial placement so that everyone leaves with work experience and relevant training. The careers service presents from year one and is always available through a specific faculty contact who's even available on Facebook. Placements were offered by the university for students in second-year and above and relevant placements were advertised to everyone on the course each year. The union and societies provide opportunities for placements that are not course specific."
"They're very helpful. The staff are kind and available to offer advice."
"The university presents lots of employers who come to our lectures and give us details and tips on how to get hired by them."
"The careers service can be difficult to get an appointment with and not entirely helpful when you do. There's an annual gala dinner to meet company contacts."
"There have been many lectures about how the careers services can help in applying for jobs and internships and I have attended a workshop on how to improve my CV, which was helpful."

2016

"There has always been plenty of information about people who are hiring. Employers seem to think quite highly of Strathclyde, which is obviously a plus."
"The careers service are quite helpful in terms of CV checking and providing opportunities for mock interviews etc. They also do a good job of attracting big companies to give recruitment and information presentations, and provide an opportunity for networking."
"The university is very career-focused. It provides employer presentations, career events and even CV and interview advice presentation events specifically for law students."
"They provide lectures to help us modify our CVs and give information for job hunting activities."
"The careers service is really good and always there for you."
"I have been told which directions I could go in and have applied for multiple internships. I would love it if our university set us up with some placements during the semester though."
"There are many talks and workshops available to increase employability. These skills are also part of the mandatory classes for the business school."
"The careers service offers a wealth of advice including drop-in sessions, CV clinics and interview/assessment centre practices."
"The careers service seems good but it can be hard to get an appointment."
"Thanks to the careers service, I got a job in the university. The events held in the university were very helpful to get a better understanding of the job market."

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