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Former Durham University student and Give A Grad A Go's Business & Operations Analyst, Sally Evans - back at her university.
This semester we have been busy clocking the up the miles and travelling all around the country to visit some of UK’s top universities! In partnership with a select few university societies, we sought to offer some worthwhile career advice to students across an array of events at Exeter, Durham, Queen Mary and Cambridge University.
Here are some of the highlights from our trips…
Our first stop was at Cambridge University for the launch evening of the CAMBrand Project. Pioneered by the Advertising & Marketing Society, CAMBrand is a brand consultancy programme that aims to offer marketing projects for students at Cambridge to gain invaluable experience with companies in the world of marketing. As one of the participating companies, we set our team of students a task to create a marketing campaign centred around an on-campus event, that brought together our clients and the students at Cambridge University.
Fast-forward 5 weeks of planning / strategising and our team of students stopped over at Give A Grad A Go HQ to pitch their CAMBrand proposal to us. It was a great experience working with the students on this project – plus we loved their idea so much so, we are now going to put their proposal into action (watch this space)!
Give A Grad A Go's CAMBrand team, just after they were set their project brief.
“The Interview Workshop was so useful, especially in gathering together some key points to research before an interview".
After a cracking start in Cambridge, we made our way South West and setup shop on campus at Exeter University. Here, in collaboration with the Business & Finance Society, we shared our insider interview tips to students at our Interview Workshop.
The Interview Workshop, has been a great way for us to share our knowledge on how the graduate job interview process works with students and give them the chance to ask any big questions they might have regarding what to expect when they’re in the hot seat!
“I really enjoyed taking part in the CV Workshop, especially the group exercise - it was so insightful being able to see things from the perspective of how an employer reads your CV”.
In October, we ventured up north to Durham University to run a joint event with the Finance and Women in Business Societies, where we had a great opportunity to pilot and deliver our CV Workshop.
Unlike the Interview Workshop, this workshop is more focused on the individual students, helping to give each attendee structure and best practice guidelines for their CV. The students came away from this workshop with more clarity about what is expected from their CV, which we delivered through group activities and one-on-one sessions.
“Your workshop gave me some great job hunting ideas and prompted me to think more about what I want out of a career!”.
After travelling over 1,000 miles, we wrapped up the semester at Queen Mary University. Here, we ran our CV Workshop AND our Cover Letter Workshop with the Maths and Business & Enterprise Societies.
The Cover Letter Workshop, like the CV Workshop is individual focused and puts the spotlight on the modern-day cover letter. As well as running through best practice, we helped the attendees to nail the tone of a cover letter and what they should be sharing to help really sell themselves!
Give A Grad A Go's Consultant, Penny Newson - returned to her university Queen Mary to offer some career advice to the Maths and Business & Enterprise Societies.
Interested in booking an Employability Workshop on your campus? Get in touch with us today! Stay tuned for more events next semester!