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The Careers and Employability Service

Posted on April 26, 2016 by - Home

The Careers and Employability Service is here to support you throughout your time studying with us and for three years after you graduate. It is available to all University of Sunderland in London and Main Campus students.


 We offer one-to-one appointments for:
 
  • One-to-one careers advice and guidance
  • Careers information and resources
  • Support with internships and job search
  • Help finding voluntary work
  • Help with CVs, covering letter and job applications
  • Psychometric and ability testing
  • Job interview practice

We also run careers workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the term.

Careers Workshops include: 

  • CV writing
  • Cover letters and application forms
  • Job interview skills (+ professional practise)
  • Using social media for job search
  • Presentation skills
  • Professional communication: Letters and Emails
  • Networking and job search skills

Please look under ‘Careers Workshops’ on the main menu to see what is going on this month.


We have various other external speakers and trainer to the university to enhance your experience and understanding of employment.

Past speakers have included: 

  • Ernst and Young: Successful attitudes
  • ACCA: Careers in finance
  • Aspire: Women in business
  • Hilton: Working in HR
  • Baxter Storey: Careers in contract catering
  • Marriott Hotel and Goring Hotels: Careers in the 5* hotel industry
  • Team London: Developing skills through volunteering

 

To make an appointment, please either:

  • call into the careers office on the fourth floor
  • email: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk

The Careers Office is located in the fourth floor library area next to the International Office.

Get in touch

Posted on March 24, 2016 by - Contact

If you would like to write an article for the Sunderland University London Campus Blog or you know of an event that would be of benefit to our students, please contact: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk

Intern Intake March 2016

Posted on March 14, 2016 by - Blog

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Our new interns start with us today – Regina, Ullas and Syed pictured here with their line managers. Congratulations in securing roles in marketing and events management, we are looking forward to working with you over the next three months. 

Capital Talent Careers Event

Posted on March 8, 2016 by - Events, Home

Capital Talent

The event for working in London

Capital Talent is The event for working in London and will feature more than 100 recruiting companies, well-known brands and useful organisations at one time and under one roof. It is the only event in London where you can meet this number of employers offering genuine vacancies.

If you are already in work but are looking to improve your job, gain professional qualifications or achieve a career breakthrough, this event will give you the motivation and skills to make your move.

http://www.capitaltalentevent.co.uk/Visitus/Whatson.aspx

Dates: 18th and 19th March 2016

Nearest DLR: Custom House

The Event is free but you should register online beforehand.

Business Enterprise Certificate (BEC): New cohort March 2016

Posted on March 8, 2016 by - Blog

Congratulations to our new cohort of students who will be undertaking the Business Enterprise Certificate, pictured here with the course leader Alistair Galloway.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please click here, or contact Alice McDougall in the careers office on the fourth floor.

Preparing for a Marketing Career

Posted on February 17, 2016 by - Blog

Interested in marketing? Alice Riley from Spotlight Recruitment gives some great advice to students wishing to follow this career path.


Get Ahead: How to Prepare for a Career in Marketing while at University

 

A career in marketing can be highly rewarding. However, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door; graduate marketing roles are notoriously competitive. The market is saturated with intelligent candidates with good degrees, so it is important to use your time at university wisely to make sure you stand out from the crowd. At Spotlight Recruitment, we work with marketing employers looking to hire graduates every day. So here’s what you need to do at university to be prepared:

1.    Write a Blog

A lot of marketing jobs, particularly those in digital, require top-notch writing skills and social media knowledge. If you don’t have much experience, the best way of showing employers you possess these skills is to write a blog. The subject of your blog doesn’t have to be related to work, but make sure it is well-written and something you would be happy to show employers. Blogging can be really rewarding but is a big time commitment, so it’s a good idea to get started now while you have the free time!

2.    Add “Talking Points” to your CV

When you haven’t acquired much work experience, it’s a good idea to add some interesting experiences to your CV to give you something to talk about during an interview. It doesn’t necessarily have to be related to your chosen career, but spending a summer volunteering in Uganda or being a member of the skydiving society will give you the edge over the other candidates.

3.    Research the Industry

“Marketing” covers a broad range of roles, so it’s important to research the industry and get a better idea of which route you would like to take. This knowledge will give you the edge over all the other candidates applying for jobs scatter-gun style, and make sure you don’t end up dissatisfied further down the line by ending up in a role which isn’t right for you. Once you have decided which path you want to go down, keep on top of the latest trends in the industry by following relevant blogs and keeping track of what brands are doing.

4.    Get Involved with Marketing

If you’re part of any societies at university, there may be opportunities to get involved with marketing, which will look great on your CV. If you’re interested in working in events, it’s worth applying to be the society’s social secretary, or if digital’s more your thing, get involved with writing for the society blog or running their social media channels.

5.    Internships

Students have long summer holidays, so if you already know what you want to go into it’s a good idea to use this time to undertake some relevant work experience. And if you’re not quite sure, an internship can be a great way to test the waters without having to fully commit. You can find internships on job sites like Indeed, or more specialist internships sites such as Internwise. Using your holidays wisely will put you ahead of the pack when you graduate.

For further information about careers in marketing, take a look at the Prospects careers page on Marketing, Advertising and PR

The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition

Posted on February 10, 2016 by - Events

THE NATIONAL GRADUATE RECRUITMENT EXHIBITION AUTUMN LONDON 2016

Meet recruiters from fantastic employers face-to-face to discover what graduate opportunities they have to offer, how to apply and what they are looking for in a winning application form.

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 to reach your career goals? Bring all your career-related questions to the Advice Clinic
  • CV Clinic  – Get one-to-one feedback from the experts to ensure your CV makes a lasting impression
  • 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
  • Careers presentations and workshops – Packed programme designed to provide you with all the information you need to help you with your job search
  • 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

When: 7 – 8 October 2016

Where: Olympia, Kensington  (Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX)

Nearest Station: Kensington Olympia overground

Register here: https://www.gradjobs.co.uk/recruitment-exhibitions/autumn-london-2016

 

 

The Careers and Employability Service

Posted on January 29, 2016 by - Careers1

Students of University of Sunderland in London are welcome to make an appointment to see a careers adviser while they are a studying and for up to three years after graduation.

We can support you with:

  • Careers guidance: Exploring your career options
  • Searching for internships and graduate job opportunities
  • Advice on CV, job application and cover letter writing
  • Practice job interview sessions
  • Psychometric testing

We also run a range of skills sessions, including:

  • Proactive Job Hunting
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Professional Communication
  • Social Media for Job Searching
  • CV writing

If you wish to make an appointment, please email: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk 

or call into the Careers Office on the fourth floor. 

 

University of Sunderland in London Internships

Posted on January 29, 2016 by - Events

Recruitment for these position is now closed but we will be advertising similar positions in the future. Ensure you read your university emails, ‘like’ our Facebook page and look out for advertising on the screens and posters around the university so you don’t miss out on these opportunities. 


Internship Programmes (x 4)

Spring / Summer 2016

Full Time – 37 Hours per week for 12 weeks

Starting 7 March 2016 or 2 May 2016

£9.40 per hour (£18,135 per annum)


Would you like to increase your work experience and employability?

Have you completed at least one year of a University of Sunderland programme?

If so, we are looking for four exceptional students to undertake a 12 week internships here at the University of Sunderland in London!

Following on from the success of our previous Internship Programmes in 2015, we are looking for our next cohort of exceptional interns with two alternative starting dates to fit your studying schedule.

 

This time we have four distinctive internship programmes available in our Student Recruitment team, Student Relations team and in our Library (details below). These internships will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to work within our business and directly manage a variety of projects that will contribute to the continuous enhancement of the services we provide to you, our student body and will develop many of your skills!

With our internships comes a great suite of support from an exceptional team of our supportive staff. This includes a full induction, a suite of training and development, on hand careers support, mentoring from your Internship sponsor, a portfolio of evidence and a learning log, as well as a fantastic employer’s reference upon the successful completion of your internship.

To apply, please complete our Internship Application Form (Part 1 and 2) and return it to human.resources-london@sunderland.ac.uk before the closing date.

 

All the information, including the application form and the details of the internships you will find under the careers section of LiveCampus.
If you have any queries, please email: human.resources-london@sunderland.ac.uk

Closing date: 14 February 2016, Sunday
Interviews will take place during week commencing 22 February 2016.


 

Please see below for the internship job descriptions

 

Internship in Student Recruitment
You will have an opportunity to boost your communication and project management skills by working alongside Student Recruitment team on a project to develop a communication plan with our alumni network and contribute to the creation of alumni success stories and case studies. You will also develop a set of interpersonal skills by assisting with the provision of information and advice to prospective undergraduate students and their advisers about opportunities and benefits of study at the University of Sunderland in London. To develop your organisational, events management and presentation skills you may be also asked to assist in organisation of internal university events such as student open days, one-to-one personal consultations and campus tours.
Ideally you should have good standard of written and spoken English, have a creative mind and be comfortable engaging with people and communicating using a range of platforms, including phone, emails and social media.

Internship in Library Services
You will work closely with the Library team to investigate and analyse user behaviour in order to identify our customers’ needs and develop the ways in which we deliver and market our services. You will monitor and analyse the usage of our website and our physical space, and promote our services as well as our social media platforms. To achieve your project objectives you will also design and carry out user surveys, compile results, and make recommendations. To gain a valuable insight into the Library operations, you may be involved in additional work such as stock inventory and supporting the issue desk.
We expect you to have a good eye for detail to monitor and analyse data, and good communication skills to engage with our users.
Internship in Student Relations Team

Student Event Management
Working alongside our Student Relations Assistant (Sport and Activity) and a team of exceptional student support professionals, you will develop your project and events management skills to deliver sport and society participation opportunities that enhance the experience of our student body. You will be asked to research and implement one new student activity and one new student society.
Ideally you should have project and events management skills and good communication skills to be able to engage with the students. Having time management skills is also important.

Internship in Marketing and Communications

Working alongside our Student Relations Assistant team, you will develop your marketing and communications skills to deliver projects in social media and online platforms (web and content update). You will run a series of communication projects to increase participation from internal and external stakeholders using the University’s social media and web platforms. You will lead on targeted initiatives, design projects and be involved in the delivery of internal and external communications with strong support from professionals, increasing your technical skills in marketing as well as awareness of corporate tone, in house style and a number of design techniques.
You should have basic marketing skills and knowledge of communications strategies, together with experience of social media and online platforms.

London Job Show 2016

Posted on January 25, 2016 by - Events

The London Job Show

On 26-27 February 2016 between 10am and 6pm, we are showcasing thousands of employment & training opportunities.

Entrance to the event is FREE for visitors and provides the ideal opportunity for employers and employees to meet.

 

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 February 2016

Westfield London
Ariel Way
London W12 7GF

Website: http://www.londonjobshow.co.uk/
Email: info@londonjobshow.co.uk

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