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Cheers from Careers

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!

Congratulations! Take a bow and celebrate your success.  Graduation is a time of mixed emotions, with much joy and relief, excitement and sadness. But it’s always special – and this year, recognition of hard work and achievement has never been more deserved.

USW Careers are here for you after graduation

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Our career and skills development system.  It is jam-packed with resources, tools and learning materials to help you understand yourself better and the options open to you, develop your skills, and present yourself well to employers – including great resources to help you create a fantastic LinkedIn profile.

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Our jobs board and events system where you can see all of the latest opportunities posted by employers as well as events that will be running, including online events!  We recommend signing up for the weekly alerts to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything (or daily if you are really keen!).

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Our website is the best place to start with lots of resources and signposting to all of our services.  Including resources to help you stand out from the crowd when writing a CV, Cover Letter, Application Form & preparing for an Interview. 

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Complete our online employability award, the GradEdge Award, which will help you to develop the skills and attributes employers are looking for.

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We can help you. We offer 1-2-1 support, mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events & workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence & networks.

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We arrange a calendar of workshops, events and employer activities. Our events range from subject and sector-specific events to large scale graduate fairs.

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All of our appointments are running via Skype with details on how to book.  The Ask a Question service is also running as normal.

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Help other students gain insight into their careers with the biggest UK annual social survey capturing the perspectives and current status of recent graduates

USW Graduate Intern Programme

The University will soon be launching it’s USW Springboard 2030 graduate programme, which is just for you, USW Class of 2020 graduates.

There will be several paid opportunities working on projects across the University that will have a real benefit for you and be a fantastic opportunity for you to use your skills and gain some excellent experience.

Internships will be for 4 months (or equivalent if part-time) and you will also benefit from a full programme of training and development, including the ILM Award in Leadership and Management.

Be the first to know about these opportunities by registering your interest here.

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Having a degree opens many doors

For most of us, a large portion of our day is spent in work, which can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Take a personality test to discover what career will make the most of your strengths, match your motivation and desires and give you the opportunity to develop in a way that is meaningful to you. You can also book an appointment with a Careers Advisor to discuss the different career options and job roles available. 

Rebecca is a former USW BA History student who graduated in 2015. During her two years working on the Business Management Graduate Scheme with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Rebecca has had two promotions and is now learning about recruitment within HR. Rebecca didn’t know what she wanted to do after graduating from university with a History degree.  She has now landed the role of HR Talent Acquisition Specialist.

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Explore our recommended resources for finding graduate opportunities.

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Graduate internship scheme to link talented graduates with ambitious businesses in the Cardiff Capital Region.

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Read our tips and advice on choosing a course, applications and funding.

Keep connected to your network

As well as offering you a host of benefits - Careers & enterprise support, opportunities for networking, special events & reunions, plus loyalty discounts and bursaries for further study, our inspirational and supportive alumni community are a fantastic resource which can be called upon at any time. 

To ensure you can access the benefits available to you as a soon-to-be new graduate,  we invite you to update your contact details.  

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Keep up to date with the latest from @USWCareers.

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