Eight events organised by the Career Development Centre at the University of Westminster took place in 2016 with the aim of helping students from all faculties choose their career path.

The on-campus events offered a range of activities including advice on CV and cover letter writing, and how to approach job applications in general, while some of them were tailored to meet specific interests and allowed them to network with potential employers from various job sectors.

The Skills and Part-time Fair, held at the Marylebone Campus, hosted 40 exhibitors who presented information on topics such as ‘Breaking into the UK jobs market’ and ‘How to succeed at interviews’ which attracted more than 350 attendees.

The Westminster Business Careers Fair had more than 400 attendees with employees from leading global investment banking company Goldman Sachs offering advice sessions, and a panel event delivered ‘A Day in the Life’ session, providing insight into different positions at the firm.

Panellists representing the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Department for Transport attended the Careers in Politics and International Relations Panel event where they shared valuable industry insights. A student who attended the event said: “It was good to hear the personal experiences from the speakers.”

For the first time a Careers in Education Fair and Careers in News and Publishing Panel were launched. The Careers in News and Publishing Panel included Kate Hutchinson from The Guardian, Michael Howie from London Evening Standard, and members of The Social Partners, London Live and The Publishers Association, who spoke to students personally to answer their questions on how to break into the industry. Feedback from students described the event as “very inspiring” and showed that they appreciated the range of speakers.

Other Career Events focused on Languages, Construction, Computer Science and Engineering. Representatives from more than a hundred employers across different industries including Apple, ASOS, The Financial Times, Vauxhall Motors and Fujitsu attended the Large Scale Career Events.

The variety of events offered was intended to help students enhance their employability skills. More events and information will also be held this February as part of Employability Month.

Check out upcoming events here.


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