The Careers Service welcomed postgraduate students from across the University to our first Masters Monday event last week. The event offered students on taught postgraduate programmes the opportunity to find out more about the Careers Service and to talk with staff about their career plans. Discussions covered a wide range of questions including how to book appointments with Careers Advisers and CV Advisers, job seeking strategies for postgraduate students and CV writing. Those who attended also took away copies of employer directories as well as Careers Service guides for taught postgraduate students and information about options with their subjects.
If you missed the Masters Monday event, the Careers Service at 388 Glossop Road is very much open to students on taught postgraduate courses. To talk to someone about your career plans, get your CV reviewed or discuss the applications you’re making, book an appointment with a Careers Adviser or CV Adviser by calling 0114 222 0910. You can also drop in without an appointment to use the careers resources and take away free copies of directories and leaflets. The Careers Service website provides a wealth of information about all aspects of career planning and job seeking, including examples of CVs, graduate case studies and suggestions about getting started with career planning. All types of vacancies, including part time opportunities and graduate jobs are available through myVacancies and there is information about events such as employer presentations and drop-in sessions as well as forthcoming fairs. Whether or not you’re planning to apply for jobs straight away, these events can offer chances to network with employers and find out more about opportunities with their organisations. There is also a section of the website for those planning to undertake further study. Our skills development programmes such as the Sheffield Graduate Award, Skills for Work Certificate and Skills for Success are also open to postgraduate students.
If you’ve just started your postgraduate programme, your focus so far may have been on settling into your course and the University. However, with over 90 employers giving presentations on campus during the first semester as well as four employer fairs taking place in the Octagon, now is a great time to start exploring your options and taking advantage of opportunities to meet representatives from the wide range of organisations interested in meeting Sheffield postgraduate students.
Clare (Careers Adviser)