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International Students Signpost Session 2015 - Start Here

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Careers Adviser presentation, September 2015

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International Students Signpost Session 2015 - Start Here

  1. 1. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre Advice and information on how you can develop your skills and experience whilst studying, including getting involved with student societies, volunteering and other extra curricular activities.
  2. 2. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! How do students spend their time?
  3. 3. But you can also… • Meet a broad range of people • Gain valuable work experience • Develop ‘employability’ skills Signpost session: Career planning – start here!
  4. 4. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! • Part time work • Voluntary work • Internships • Clubs & societies • Professional Placements • Personal development opportunities within your school
  5. 5. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! 1. Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector and show your commitment (BPS, Law Society, ACCA) 2. Sign up with Gradlink (Africa, India, Asean, China, Malaysia) the CBBC, UKIBC or other relevant business council. 3. Get involved with extra curricula activities and societies Start now!
  6. 6. Signpost session: Career planning – start here!
  7. 7. Career planning sessions this term.. Tuesday 29th Sept 3-4 – Get hired! Practical advice on applying for placements, internships & jobs Most Tier 4 students can work part time and also apply for a professional placement year or vacation internship (sometimes called a vacation scheme). Knowing when and how to apply is crucial if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. This session will prepare you to make winning applications. Tuesday 6th Oct 10-11 – 10 effective job search strategies Not sure where, when or how to start looking for vacancies, or how to organise your job/placement search? This session will provide 10 logical steps to help you to make positive applications and approach employers with confidence. Wednesday 14th Oct 12-1 – How to build and promote your employability skills ‘Explain how your skills and experience meet the job description’ - most application forms will include a question asking you to explain why you are the best person for the job. In this session you can explore your skills and experience in advance so that you will be able to answer this question and make a positive impression.
  8. 8. What are Study Skills? Study Skills Lecture notes Presentations Revision ExamsWriting Reading Time Management www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub
  9. 9. Signpost session:Career planning Questions?
  10. 10. Signpost session: Start up Sussex Launch 1st Oct 3-5pm
  11. 11. Signpost session:Career planning Questions? • Careers Advisers available daily (10-5pm). • Offering CV advice, personal statements, cover letters etc. • Briefing sessions – working part time, CV design, interview practice etc. • Events - Careers Fair 4th Nov 2015 • International students newsletter • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers
  12. 12. Wednesday 4 November 11am – 3pm The Amex Stadium 120+ exhibitors… 1 iconic venue! All students welcome! Sponsored by: www.sussex.ac.uk/careersfair

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