University of Warwick
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.
"The careers service is always willing to help. There are law job fairs going on all the time with lots of different types of employers. The university is even willing to give you a grant for work experience that you've found for yourself."
"The careers service offers a lot of support. There are a lot of online resources and you can also book an appointment with the careers service. Each department also had a designated member of the careers service. A wide variety of employers regularly hold events on campus and the careers service website also has a lot of job listings as well. There is also the WMG summer research internship scheme available to undergraduates not in their final year."
"The careers service at university is amazing. It runs all year long and it regularly holds workshops dedicated to improving your CV and interview skills. It also tries to bring a lot of employers on campus at career fairs and presentations from banks to members of the civil service and private companies. Warwick has a really good database of available opportunities for its students and alumni, which is updated all the time."
"The Warwick Business School careers team is so great and is ever present. There's also a support service available online that is well presented and means opportunities are easily accessible."
"There are many employers who come to campus to speak to students as well as hold events. It is truly amazing what the university has done for me in terms of finding a graduate scheme."
"There has been support in careers fairs but they have always been at inconvenient times for me that clash with lectures and seminars. There isn't enough help for people that have literally no idea what career path to choose"
"The careers service regularly holds events and programmes such as mock interviews and mock assessment days to help you practice your skills and determine what you need to improve. There are also regular employer events that host a wide range of different types of careers ranging from accountancy to teaching to engineering. For accounting and finance, there is an EY scholarship scheme available, which is exclusive to only three universities in the UK."
"We have careers fairs with employers from academia and industry etc. Graduate schemes are available as well as NGO internships. There are a lot of opportunities and the professors and lecturers help you with the references."
"There is a careers service on campus and they are open for drop ins every week. There are plenty of recruitment events on campus throughout the year."
"Although we are not based in central London, I believe that the careers service in Warwick is doing an excellent job in bringing different companies and organisations in. This is especially true through the autumn and summer careers fairs. The university itself also offers internships in its own administrative departments, which is a huge plus. The staff has been very helpful and keeps coming up with new initiatives such as a careers blog, drop-in sessions, talks and skills workshops."
"There is a lot of support available for certain careers eg banking, consulting, law. However, much less is done for other streams like marketing. We have regular careers fairs for both domestic and international careers. I have made use of the alumni network, it's easy to see relevant contacts and their email addresses. There are plenty of part-time job on campus, for the uni or SU."
"Warwick does a lot for its students and the staff offering career advice and key skills to jobseekers are active and visible on campus."
"Since day one we are exposed to the wide range of opportunities available to us. This makes me feel that my degree is very useful for the future. I have also been more aware of industry insights and commercial developments."
"We always have job fairs and are always encouraged about careers. They're encouraging even first years to take a direction in life."
"The careers service has been one of the most valuable services to me this year. The staff are extremely resourceful and are always willing to help with CVs/cover letters/interviews. The MyAdvantage webpage from the university provides great extra resources and updated job search results. I have also been to interview and careers confidence workshops, which has given me the confidence to actually go forth and apply for jobs."
"Good selection of careers fairs and meetings throughout the course but you need to actively engage to get anything from it."
"There are annual language alumni events to show undergraduates what they can do with a language degree after graduation. The careers team put on various events, workshops and sessions throughout the academic year (pretty much two or three a day)."
"The careers services are very useful and they are available to us for another three years after we have left."
"Regular emails from student careers updating you on vacancies and employer events. Many big employers visit from consultancy, banking, accounting and law firms but there is also an increasing presence of smaller companies. The effectiveness of alumni networks can vary, many societies (especially the academic ones) try to invite alumni or recent graduates back to talk about where they're working. General careers presentations may include employees who studied at Warwick."
"There are lots of options for support from the careers service. However, it would be better to have more events for arts careers as it's generally very focused on banking/big businesses etc, not things like publishing."