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Events

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.

Launch Your Career: Networking Session*

The ‘Launch Your Career: Networking Session’ provides you with the great opportunity to:

  • Network with employers from various sectors and your peers who are soon-to-be professionals on the labour market
  • Be shortlisted by organisations on the day and potentially find a job run
  • Get familiarised with a diverse range of employers and numerous opportunities they offer.

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Graduate Boot Camp*

Graduating in summer 2019? Join us for a series of careers sessions from how to find graduate level opportunities across different industries, to communicating what you have to offer employers, and optional sessions on job applications and interviews.

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Final Year Jobs Fair*

We will be holding City, University of London’s inaugural Final Year’s Jobs Fair. You will get an opportunity to meet approximately 18 Small and medium-sized enterprises from across a range of industries who are keen to engage with you.

Register now

*Dates and times for 2019 sessions to be confirmed

Career fairs

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 human resources ( HR ) 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?

Watch the video from our 2017 Engineering, Science and Technology Fair for tips on:

  • 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 2018

Registration will open for City's Career Fairs and preparation workshops very soon. Take a look at the fair guides below from 2017 for a taste of what our Career Fairs are like.

  • Banking, Finance and Consultancy fair - Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • Law Fair - Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • Engineering, Mathematics and Technology fair - Wednesday 17th October 2018
  • School of Arts and Social Sciences - Wednesday 7th November 2018

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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.

Volunteering Fair 2018

Our annual Volunteering Fair will take place in October 2018. A date is to be confirmed.

Organisations offering volunteering opportunities represented at previous fairs have included:

Come along to learn more about how you can get involved, meet new people and gain experience.

Register now to attend.

Employability Skills Programme

ESP 2018

The Employability Skills Programme, sponsored by KPMG, will prepare you to make the transition from education to work, exploring all aspects of the selection and recruitment process. These sessions will cover the skills that are most valued by recruiters, how you can reflect on these and how to articulate your experiences clearly when talking to employers.

Sessions in 2018/19 will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 2pm and evenings from 6pm to 7pm.  Session titles include:

Sessions:Dates: Times:
Part 1: What skills are employers actually looking for? How to develop these through the ESP Programme, delivered by the Institute of Student EmployersTuesday 2nd October 1pm - 2pm
Part 2: Online applications: Tackling them and what happens next?, delivered by KPMGTuesday 2nd October 6pm - 7pm
Part 3: Phone and Video Interviews: How best to prepare?, delivered by CapgeminiTuesday 9th October 1pm - 2pm
Part 4: In-person interviews: What do employers really want to hear?, delivered by National Audit OfficeTuesday 9th October 6pm - 7pm
Part 5: Commercial Awareness: What is this and how to develop it?, delivered by SchrodersTuesday 16th October 1pm - 2pm
Part 6: Psychometric tests: How to approach these tests!, delivered by Civil Service Fast StreamTuesday 16th October 6pm - 7pm
Part 7: Assessment Centres: How to get noticed by the recruiters, delivered by ExperianTuesday 23rd October 1pm - 2pm
Part 8: Identifying your strengths: How to demonstrate them in the workplace, delivered by EYTuesday 23rd October 6pm - 7pm
Part 9: Personal Branding: How to develop your network, delivered by Bryan Cave Leighton PaisnerTuesday 30th October 1pm - 2pm
Part 10: What to expect from the workplace: Your first month, delivered by Morgan StanleyTuesday 30th 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 KPMG.

Sector-specific Panels

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 2018/19 will be:

Event TitleDateTime
Careers in Investment BankingThursday 4th October 20186pm - 8pm
Careers in Engineering Thursday 4th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Careers in TechnologyMonday 8th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Careers in ConsultingThursday 11th October 20186pm - 8pm
Careers with a Criminology and Sociology DegreeThursday 11th October 20186pm - 8pm
Career Options in Cyber SecurityMonday 15th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Careers with a Psychology degreeMonday 15th October 20181pm - 3pm
Careers in Politics and International PoliticsMonday 15th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Actuarial Science Speed-Networking Thursday 18th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Careers with a Law degreeThursday 18th October 20186pm - 8pm
Careers in Financial Services and AccountancyThursday 25th October 20186pm - 8pm
Careers in Media, Publishing and AdvertisingThursday 25th October 2018 6pm - 8pm
Top-tips on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur Thursday 1st November 2018 6pm - 8pm
Careers in Government, Economics & PolicyThursday 8th November 20186pm - 8pm
Careers in Marketing Thursday 8th November  20186pm - 8pm
Careers with a Maths Degree Monday 4th February 20186pm - 8pm
Careers with a Music Degree Tuesday 5th February 2019 6pm - 8pm
Commercial Awareness in LawWednesday 6th February 20196pm - 8pm
LGBTQ Workplace Equality: Increasing InclusionMonday 11th February 20191pm - 3pm
Worldwide Careers OpportunitiesTuesday 19th February 2019**6pm - 8pm
International Women's Day: Successful Women in the WorkplaceFriday 8th March 20191pm - 3pm

To register for an event please click on the title and click the "book in" button.

**date is currently provisional and will be confirmed in due course.

Other events

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lunchtime stalls

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.

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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.

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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.

Find out more about off-campus events >