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Training in Digital Media Marketing

Posted on August 17, 2017 by - Home

Are you interested in learning more about digital/social media marketing? Perhaps you are keen to pursue a career in marketing, or are planning to start your own business; in fact using social media forms a part of many job roles.

This course is an additional, free, 8 week course in which you will learn practical skills and develop your knowledge on using a wide range of social media channels.

For more information click here.

World Travel Market Show: 6th – 8th November 2017

Posted on July 24, 2017 by - Events

http://london.wtm.com/

When: 6 – 8 November 2017

Where: 

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1XL

Nearest DLR: Prince Regent

Over three days, the travel industry comes together as almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies to find and network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and tourism Ministers.

Register now

 

Business Start-up Exhibition: 16th – 17th November 2017

Posted on July 6, 2017 by - Events

The Business Startup Show

BUSINESS STARTUP Exhibition Olympia 2017

When: 16th & 17th November 2017

Where:

Olympia London

Hammersmith Road
London
W14 8UX

Nearest Stations: Kensington Olympia overground or West Kensington Tube

This exhibition is for people who are interested in starting their own business and will feature a range of talks, workshops, networking opportunities and exhibitors. Click on the link below to find out more and pre-order your free tickets.

National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition: 13th – 14th October 2017

Posted on July 6, 2017 by - Events

The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition returns to London’s Olympia on 13th and 14th October 2017 bringing together a wide range of the UK’s top employers under one roof, along with lots of expert advice and special features to help you take your first step into the working world.
Where: London Olympia
Nearest station: Kensington (Olympia) or West Kensington Tube
When: 13th and 14th October 2017 
Step away from online application forms and meet recruiters from fantastic employers face-to-face to discover what graduate opportunities they have to offer, how to apply and what will make you stand out from the crowd.
You will also have the chance to take advantage of invaluable careers advice and job-seeking tools to help you get your dream job including:
  • Advice Clinic – Struggling to decide which career path to choose or unsure how get your dream job? Bring all your career-related questions to the Advice Clinic!
  • CV Clinic  – You only get one chance to make a first impression and chances are your CV will be the first thing a potential employer reads about you. Get one-to-one feedback from the experts to ensure you are putting your best foot forward.
  • Mock Assessment Centre – Nervous about an assessment centre? Take the rare opportunity to practice common exercises for free and get individual feedback on your performance.
  • GradJobs Starting Point – Not sure where to start? Head to the GradJobs Starting Point to get extra info about the companies recruiting, tips on how to approach employers and how to make the most of your time at the exhibition.
  • Careers presentations – Throughout the exhibitions companies will give insightful presentations about their organisation, their graduate jobs and what makes them a top graduate employer!
  • Psychometric testing area – Try your hand at practice psychometric tests for free so you know what to expect when it comes to the real thing.

 

 

 

Video Interviewing with SONRU

Posted on May 31, 2017 by - Home

Job Interview Preparation with SONRU Video Interviewing.  


Video interviewing has increased dramatically in the last five years and 42% of graduate employers are now using this as a method of recruitment.

If you are planning to look for work once you have finished your course, you may well be asked to do a video interview.

We highly recommend that you prepare for future interviews by doing some practice first. Here at the University of Sunderland in London we have teamed up with SONRU, the global leader in interviewing software, to help you develop the skills you need in a safe environment before you do it for real.

What will this involve?

  • a discussion on the types of job roles and industries you are interested in working for
  • you will be sent a link through SONRU and through this, will be asked a range of questions
  • you will need a webcam or mobile device which enables you to record
  • the link will then be sent back to the careers service
  • we will organise a feedback session with you to discuss any changes or improvements

If you would like to do a SONRU video interview, please contact the Careers Service by either calling in to the Careers Office on the fourth floor or emailing: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk


If you’d like to know more, here is a blog post by Adam Gretton from SONRU: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-up-jones-adam-gretton


 

Reach your Potential by Shreya Sharma

Posted on May 25, 2017 by - Blog

Our intern Shreya Sharma who is currently working for us in Student Administration has written us this blog post about her experiences being a student in the UK.


REACH YOUR POTENTIAL! By Shreya Sharma

True sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination – by Albert Einstein”.

Coming to the UK to study at the University of Sunderland in London, has entirely changed my vision towards my career and my life. Today I am far more confident to make decisions that will help me to accomplish my dreams.

My undergraduate degree helped me to develop a profound insight regarding the business world. I was baffled with numerous options that possibly will add value to my career, since I always wanted to pick up the best of them. The options started with the part-time jobs, which are unusual for international students to follow here and like others, these things were new for me as well. But to begin with something, I started working in Subway. My first job gave me a practical vision about the business industry, I was able to gain all the core organisational skills that every business student must possess. In addition to this, I also took the opportunity to become member of the Business Society and work as a Student Ambassador, keeping in mind the benefits would get in return. These opportunities have helped me to develop managerial skills, be a confident communicator, have a professional approach and learn how to initiate things independently. Developing these skills gratify your journey as a student and in return prepares you to face all the big challenges that comes in life.

Later I came across to the amazing opportunity to do a paid internship with the university. I got selected through a competitive interview process and achieved an internship in Student Administration. Currently I am engaged with that internship – an energizing, motivating and challenging experience which has consistently helped me develop strong skills in decision making and problem solving. I am delighted to accept it as a life changing experience. As a student I was given impeccable direction in regard to my career plan and then got a chance to gain and deliver valuable skills to the university. I want to encourage other students to come and take the opportunities which university provides.

To have clarity, visualise where you want to be and accept what life offers you. Making the most of opportunities which come your way is the best way to learn, grow and develop your strengths. There may be times when nothing goes the way you want, but saying yes to everything happening around, encourages you and strengthens your vision. You might have to go through different experiences, which are not related to your path, but remember through all those undertakings, responsibilities will lead you to your chosen destiny, so do not give up.

It takes commitment, sacrifices and those hardships to create success in your life. We are here to learn, even from our disappointments and your devotion in your work will help to reach your potential.

Follow the path which inspires you and one day you will surround yourself with the achievements to be proud of.

Be positive and unstoppable!

Good luck.

Digital Media Marketing Course

Posted on May 9, 2017 by - Blog

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Yesterday we saw the start of our new Digital Media Marketing short course delivered by David Fernando of Terra Firma Media. Here are our first cohort of students ready to start the course. We hope to be running this again in the future so please look out for information on social media and emails.

Guest Speaker: Stewart Rivers, 10th May 2017

Posted on May 2, 2017 by - Blog

Stewart Rivers, a highly skilled, specialist in leadership and management will be delivering a talk on ‘Operational Leadership – Nature versus Nurture’

When: Wednesday 10th May 2017

Time: 13.00 – 14.00

Where: Room G03

 

All students welcome.

Business Advice and Mentoring

Posted on April 27, 2017 by - Home

For students interested in starting their own business, the University of Sunderland in London can offer a series of one-to-one business advice/mentoring sessions to support you in turning your idea into a reality. This is for students who have:

  • a viable business idea
  • a clear vision of how it will work
  • gone some way to write a business plan
  • are committed to putting their plans into action
  • perhaps completed the Business Enterprise Certificate (but not essential)

 

Click here for further information.

Interested in starting your own business?

Posted on April 27, 2017 by - Home

The Business Enterprise Certificate (BEC) is an additional, free, 12-week programme for students interested in starting their own business. The programme will teach you the practical skills and knowledge required for business start-up, at the centre of which is writing your own business plan based on your own idea. At the end of the course you ‘pitch’ your business idea to a panel, giving you the opportunity to receive feedback from business leaders. Click here to find out more.