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Welcome

Welcome to USW from USW Careers

Congratulations on securing your place with us. The first few weeks are an exciting time; a chance to make new friends, spark new interests and make a few unforgettable memories along the way. We, USW Careers, are here to encourage you, to guide you and to assist you throughout your time as a student at USW and after you graduate. Starting now, we have action-packed of events to help you familiarise yourself with us and our services, including a fantastic give away.  

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Be in with a chance of winning up to £500 for a digital kit (such as IPad, laptop or Chrome book etc) - Learning services will be running a photo caption competition throughout September 'Capture Tomorrow'.

Capture your career 

Take a photo of your chosen career path i.e. if you want to be an illustrator, a photo of your art materials or an illustrator you admire. Post the picture on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #USWCapture2020 and tag @USWCareers. Make sure you follow us on one of our social media channels to be included in the prize draw. 

Tune in to the live Learning Service event on 30 September 

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


Facebook Live - Coffee with Careers

Monday 21 September – 11 am 

Come have a ‘virtual’ coffee (or tea!) break with us as we chat with our fantastic Career Advisers about the support they can offer; such as how to book appointments, job searching or get your CV super-charged!   

This is a non-bookable event. You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Friday 25 September – 11 am 

It’s ‘virtual’ coffee break with USW Careers session 3! The Career Advisers are back and telling us what online resources are available to help support you on MyCareer and CareersConnect.

This is a non-bookable event. You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.  

Wednesday 23 September – 11 am 

A second in our series of ‘virtual’ coffee breaks with USW Careers! This time the USW Work Placement Team & GO Wales adviser will tell us how they can help support you to find a work placement or work experience.  

This is a non-bookable event. You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Monday 28 September – 11 am 

The last in our ‘virtual’ sessions with USW Careers. Come and meet the Student Enterprise Team who are there for all your self-employment and freelancing needs! Funding, networking events and development, they have the tools to support you on your journey to freelance or start a business!  

This is a non-bookable event. You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Learning Services Live

Wednesday 30 September -  2 pm

We will be taking part in USW Learning Services LIVE Q&A session along with our colleagues from Library and Study Skills as part of our welcome to you all.  Join us to hear how we can support your development, employability and skills throughout your time at University and beyond! Hear the FAQs from USW Careers, the Library team and the Study Skills & Student mentors, as well as the BIG PRIZE DRAW for the £500 Digital Kit from our Capture Tomorrow competition!  Have you entered? 

This is a bookable event.  Click here to book a place. 

USW Careers are here for you

We can help you find your career direction, you can get your CV checked, book a mock interview, explore your freelancing options, secure a placement, build your experience, develop your network, be employable and get inspired.

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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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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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A work placement is a period of relevant, academically supervised work experience assess as part of a programme of study. In some courses, work placements are compulsory modules, in others work experience is optional but encouraged. Have a look at our advice and support.

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The GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience Programme aims to help you develop your employability skills and improve your chances of obtaining sustainable, graduate level employment when you leave university.

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

Keep up to date with the latest from @USWCareers.

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