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Westminster University Property and Construction Networking Event

Property and Construction 20 November 2014

On 30 October, the University of Westminster held its annual Property and Construction Networking Careers Fair at the Marylebone Campus, proving a great success.

The event hosted over 30 organisations and 100 delegates who were there to meet undergraduates and postgraduates interested in a career in property and construction and offer advice while promoting their internships, placements and graduate schemes.

The event provided students with an opportunity to
meet and network with potential employers and organisations such as CABE
(Chartered Association of Building Engineers), Capita, Carillion Plc, Cushman
& Wakefield LLP, Deloitte, EC Harris, Gerald Eve LLP, GVA, Hays, Kier,
Knight Frank LLP, Laing O'Rourke, Mace, RICS, Savills (UK) Limited, Transport
for London and Turner & Townsend. The networking opportunity provided
students with advice on how to develop their future career aspirations.

The evening commenced with three short industry
presentations starting firstly with Nathan Jarman, Associate Director for
Turner and Townsend who spoke about consultancy skills in the construction
industry, followed by two talks from Westminster property alumni: Joyce Ncube,
Graduate Surveyor at Capita and Alisa Weber, Graduate Surveyor at JLL. Both
gave students an insight into their recruitment experience and provided
invaluable hints and tips about commercial awareness and
preparation for graduate recruitment.

Presentations were well received and students spent
the evening networking and speaking with representatives, gaining advice and
tips and information on recruitment and application processes. Architecture and
Built Environment students were provided with information on how to find graduate
jobs and work experience. The event encouraged students to apply to
organisations within the Built Environment. Feedback from employers on the
evening was extremely positive and employers commented on how professional and
smartly dressed all students were.

"The
Westminster Property and Construction Careers Fair was a fantastic opportunity
to network with some of the top companies in the construction industry. The
event provided the Westminster Construction Society with new industry contacts
and opportunities to expand current scope" commented Saqib Maqsood, Westminster Construction
Society and third year Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours
undergraduate.

"I
would like to say a thank you on behalf of Westminster University Property
Society for putting on the event and allowing us to partake. The event
provided an excellent opportunity for us to meet enthusiastic property students
as well as forming industry contacts. Subsequently to the event, we have
directly organised events, mentorship programmes and exclusive internships with
market-leading companies" said Callum Jeffreys, Co-founder of Westminster Property
Society and third year Real Estate BSc Honours undergraduate.

This annual event was organised by the Career Development Centre. If
you would like to participate in next year's event, please contact Iram Sial,
Careers Consultant to the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment.


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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