You'll find a wide range of events are available to help you in your career planning and job search, while you're here at City and in the years after you graduate.
Launch your career with events for final year students
The Careers Service presents a series of events for final year students to help you connect with employers and stand out in recruitment processes.
City Career Fairs are formally structured events where 20 to 35 employers are represented, each with their own stand. This is a rare opportunity to meet lots of companies within just a couple of hours. You will be able to speak with organisation representatives that can go into detail about the company's application and selection process, as well as graduate trainees that have been with the company for one or two years. Graduate trainees can talk to you more about their personal experience when applying, as well as their role duties.
Why attend a Career Fair at City?
- Selling your transferable skills
- Top tips for applications
- Where most students struggle in the selection process
- What employers like about City students
- The benefits of studying abroad
Career Fairs in 2020
Registration will open for City's Career Fairs and preparation workshops will open in July 2020. Take a look at the Fair guides below from 2019 for a taste of what our Career Fairs are like.
- Business, Finance and Economics Fair - Wednesday 30th September 2020
- Law and Social Sciences Fair - Wednesday 14th October 2020
- Engineering and Technology Fair - Wednesday 21st October 2020
- Graduate Jobs Fair - Wednesday 24th June 2020
Each sector-specific Fair will have a preparation workshop on the Monday prior to the event. You should attend this workshop to get top tips on how to network with and impress employers. You'll also collect a VIP pass at this session, for fast-track entry to the Fair.
|Part 1: What skills are employers actually looking for? How to develop these through the ESP Programme||Tuesday 29th September||1pm - 2pm|
|Part 2: Online applications: Tackling them and what happens next||Tuesday 29th September||6pm - 7pm|
|Part 3: Phone and Video Interviews: How best to prepare||Tuesday 6th October||1pm - 2pm|
|Part 4: In-person interviews: What do employers really want to hear||Tuesday 6th October||6pm - 7pm|
|Part 5: Commercial Awareness: What is this and how to develop it||Tuesday 13th October||1pm - 2pm|
|Part 6: Case Studies: How to prepare and ace them||Tuesday 13th October||6pm - 7pm|
|Part 7: Assessment Centres: How to get noticed by the recruiters||Tuesday 20th October||1pm - 2pm|
|Part 8: Identifying your strengths: How to demonstrate them in the workplace||Tuesday 20th October||6pm - 7pm|
|Part 9: Personal Branding: How to develop your network||Tuesday 27th October||1pm - 2pm|
|Part 10: What to expect from the workplace: Your first month||Tuesday 27th October||6pm - 7pm|
We hope you join us for all 10 session, however for students who attend 8 of the 10 available sessions there will be an exclusive awards ceremony delivered by our sponsor where you will be presented with a certificate. This event will take place on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.
Professionals from a number of organisations are invited on to campus to talk about their role, their industry and entry routes to different professions. Typically, a panel question session will follow the talks to give you the opportunity to ask questions. If you are thinking about a career in a particular sector, but are unsure which industry or role would suit your skills best, then these sessions will definitely help you make an informed decision. All panels are open to students from all courses.
Panels in 2019/20 will be:
|Opportunities in Investment Banking round table||03.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore Opportunities in Politics and International Politics||07.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore opportunities in consultancy||10.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover options with an Engineering degree||14.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover Opportunities in Government, Economics and Policy||14.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore Opportunities in Finance and Accountancy||17.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover Options with a Technology Degree||17.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore options with a law degree||17.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore Options in Media, Publishing and Advertising Industries||21.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Explore Opportunities in Cyber Security||24.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover Options with a Criminology and Sociology Degree||28.10.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover Options with a Psychology Degree||07.11.19||4.30pm - 6.30pm|
|Explore Life as an Actuary round table||14.11.19||6pm - 8pm|
|Worldwide careers opportunities panel event (part of International City Week)||TBC||6pm - 8pm|
|Discover Options with a Mathematics Degree||03.02.20||6pm - 8pm|
|Commercial Awareness in Law panel event||05.02.20||6pm - 8pm|
|Surviving or thriving: Mental health awareness in the workplace||07.02.20||1pm - 3pm|
|LGBT+ Workplace equality: Increasing Inclusion||10.02.20||6pm - 8pm|
|Lawyers vs. Journalists: The challenges around Media Law Regulation||26.02.20||6pm - 8pm|
|Women in Tech||10.03.20||6pm - 8pm|
|International Women's Day: Successful Women in the Workplace||12.03.20||12pm - pm|
To register for an event please find the event at careershub.city.ac.uk/students and click the "book in" button.
Employer-led workshops on skills and application techniques
Some companies come in to City to run skills sessions specifically to help students improve their approach to graduate job applications. These sessions may include information on CV s and application forms, interview technique, team building, commercial awareness etc.. The company's objective here is to help you to make the most of your applications which will then make their selection task easier.
Workshops led by specialist careers consultants
Throughout the year, workshops are led by our experienced Careers Consultant team. You can maximise your chances of getting a job by attending our series of information packed sessions, with hints and tips to set them apart from the others.
Mock assessment and psychometric testing sessions
The opportunity for you to try out some of the practical exercises which employers may use, and receive constructive feedback from fellow students and expert Careers Consultants about performance. These sessions will help you prepare both practically and mentally for the employer's assessment day.
These stalls will be placed along the main corridor in the University Building (where you find most refectories). You will see sometimes employers standing there, ready to chat to you informally about a career with them, and it is your chance to get a little bit more familiar with them and see if their opportunities would suit you. Don't be afraid to stop and talk when you see a stall!
Employer in Residence
Employers will be based in the Careers Service for mock interviews or CV check sessions. The intention here is to allow students to talk informally on a one-to-one basis with representatives from different companies and to ask questions that could help them decide whether they would fit into that organisation's culture.
Employer presentations on campus
Employers use this time to share their company history, promote their organisation, describe their company culture, talk about career paths and opportunities and share tips for applications and interviews. These informal information sessions provide the means for students to learn more about the employers they are considering before participating in the application and selection process. Presentations will often be followed by an opportunity for questions either from the audience or less formally by breaking up for drinks and chat.
Off-campus presentations / open days
These are events held at employers' premises that give you the opportunity to have a look around and get the feel of the atmosphere in which you would be working and, at the same time, chat to a number of company employees.