What the Careers & Employability Centre can do for you

The day to day running of the Careers and Employability Centre includes meeting with students for appointments, mock interviews, CV checks and much more. RGU’s Careers Service has been busy at work developing new ways to help students reach their dream job. So, what’s new?

This semester the Centre has begun to offer a web chat service aimed at students unable to come and see us in person. This could be because you’re too busy studying at home or because you’re an online distance learning student based in Australia! Students are able to login to the web chat and ask any questions they have in regards to jobs, CV’s etc.

If you have time to kill between classes, there are new 30 minute workshop sessions running twice a week on campus. Get your teeth into one of the bite size topics covering subjects such as CVs, interviews, job searching, to name a few.

Careers send out a bulletin to final year and postgraduate students each fortnight. The bulletin is a quick and easy way of increasing your awareness of new jobs, jobs closing soon, upcoming events, international info and headlines in the news. Each issue we will also be focusing on a different career area, so far we’ve had Computing and the Food & Drinks Industry.

We regularly have career events right on campus. These can be in partnership with employers, societies or with alumni. We’ve had guest speakers come in and share their experiences, tips and insight into the employment market today and presentations on how to use Social Media to best market yourself.

The Careers team is on the move and you can spot us on campus! We hold portable drop in sessions this semester. So far, we’ve spent some time in the entrance of the Sir Ian Wood Building and the atrium of the Aberdeen Business School. The idea is for you to come up to us and find out how we can help you so don’t be afraid to stop and say hello!

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Career Pop Up Stand

This is only a snapshot of some of the extra things that we’re currently doing, there’s a plan for more to come and that’s on top of all of the things we do already. You might think that Careers = Jobs and we’re only here to help at the end of your degree but that isn’t the case. Connect with us to find out how we can help you find a part-time job or summer internship. Even if you feel you’re doing the wrong course or are unsure what to do next, come and speak to us!

Find out more about RGU’s Careers and Employability Centre on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rgucareers and visit our webpage: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/careers

Chloe Bruce
Careers Information and Systems Co-Ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

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