ARU's newest Employability & Careers Adviser, Khrieu, gives a flavour of the support that's on offer to our students, from CV surgeries to interview preparation, and much more...
My name’s Khrieu and I’m Employability & Careers Adviser for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, at ARU's Chelmsford campus.
As a January starter everything on campus is shiny and new to me, and I’m learning a lot about ARU. So this blog is both an opportunity to introduce myself, and a chance to make you aware of some of the fantastic services and events for students that you may not know about yet.
If you’d like to connect with me on LinkedIn you’ll see that I am experienced in supporting science, health and engineering students and graduates. As a disabled graduate (I’m partially deaf) I’m particularly passionate about enabling disabled students to understand positive disclosure, and to reflect on the unique employability skills developed through managing their condition. I hope to blog and run events about this in future.
I also previously worked in University and Medical School admissions, so if you’re a Science and Engineering student considering further study please do get in touch to get support with your personal statements or career plans.
I’m enjoying exploring the Career Centre and showing students how to utilise these fab free resources. Have you taken your Career Pulse yet? I wish it had been around when I was a student. Make time to take your career pulse – a two-minute survey designed to help you reflect on your values and to identify areas you’d like to grow confidence in. I took Career Pulse on my first day at ARU, and alongside helping me to set short-term goals it’s also directed me to new e-learning resources I’d never seen before.
I find trawling through lots of jobs sites really tedious so I was chuffed to learn about the Job Search Engine on Career Centre. This part of the site showcases vacancies from employers who are keen to recruit ARU talent, as well as data mining other sites such as Indeed so that you only need to job search in one place. Brilliant if you find job hunting as boring as I do!
I’m so impressed by how industry-led ARU is. We frequently have employers on campus who want to engage ARU students and graduates: check out the Events tab on Career Centre. I’m also finding delivering the Vice Chancellor’s Student Leadership Award workshops really inspiring – so many students are making a difference in their communities. If you’re a final year student leading projects on campus or in your community, come along to a workshop to find out more about the chance to win £1,000.
If you’re a Science and Engineering student in Chelmsford and you’d like to book in for a chat about your CV, career plans, or preparing for interview, you can email me: email@example.com. In the meantime, I’ll look forward to meeting you at a drop-in or campus event soon!
By Khrieu Healey, Employability & Careers Adviser