Every new academic year brings excitement and expectations and it is always lovely to see our students, new and returning, back with us. Of course, this year things are different but still full of great things for everyone...
For those of you new to the Employability Service, our blog aims to keep you up to speed with tips on how you can stand out from the crowd, through making the most of the self-development opportunities we have on offer for you.
We want to help ARU students with career planning and expanding employability skills, whether you have just started your study or are leaving us soon.
Companies have made rapid changes in light of the coronavirus pandemic and this will affect workplaces and working practices in the future. Your Employability and Careers Advisers work closely with these organisations to ensure the support we provide reflects those changes, and that you have the tools you need to succeed in your career aspirations.
Once again we are really pleased to offer a whole host of events this year, including Careers Fairs, our brand new Be Your Best workshop series, employer events and webinars. These will be a mix of virtual and on campus events when social distancing rules allow. Just sign up on our events page.
Our Career Centre has a huge range of great features including CV360, Career Pulse and a soon to be launched Interview 360 – we hope you like it!
Our Employability & Careers Advisers are available through live chat every day or bookable appointments, either online or on campus, for help with all your job or further study needs. See details of what’s available.
Don’t forget the Jobs search engine on the Career Centre which also includes a link to ARU Temps, a great place to look for part-time work – earn some cash while you learn and build up your skills and experience at the same time. Our Placement Team are also available to help guide you through the process of finding opportunities and applying, for those of you registered on a placement year or considering this as an option.
Remember, this blog is for you – ARU students. Do share your thoughts with us and if you have some interesting or useful information regarding employability and careers that you can share with your peers, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck for the new academic year and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Amanda Crouch, Head of Employability & Careers