Graduate Advice Week 2022

Join us for this series of events to prepare you for your transition to the world of work. 

Monday 30 May, 1200 - 1500

1200 - 1230: You’re graduating - congratulations! What now?

In this Mini Masterclass and Q&A we will talk about how Careers can continue to empower you even after you leave here.

  • Can I still use the Careers Service?
  • What services can I still access?
  • How do I do that?

At the end of this session, you will know what you can access, how to access it and why you should.

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1230 - 1330: ProjectSet Skills Bootcamp

ProjectSet is back this summer with “Skills Bootcamp”, a 6 week, online programme, that will help students and recent graduates, who are otherwise unable to find work experience, develop employability skills, build a portfolio, and connect with opportunities to kick-start their careers! You can join us for as few or as many weeks as you would like.

Come to this session to find out all about the Skills Bootcamp and experience some of the activities.

Presenter: Elliot Shaw

Elliot Shaw is the Product Manager at ProjectSet, a budding kayaker, and avid Fortnite gamer. He graduated with a degree in BA(Hons) Interaction Design from the Glasgow School of Art in 2020. His own personal experience of struggling to find a job during the pandemic led him to join ProjectSet, and create much needed virtual upskilling programmes like Skills Bootcamp for students and recent graduates who were in the same boat as he was 2 years ago!

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1330 - 1500: What's it like out there in the World of Work?

Understanding the labour market can be tricky at the best of times, let alone in these unusual times we currently find ourselves in. We have assembled a panel of experts to share their knowledge and insights with you - as far as they are able to. Expect practical, expert, careers chat, unfortunately no crystal ball gazing!

  • Focus on Glasgow with Ashleigh McCulloch, Youth Employability Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate Development Trends for 2022 with Dr Nicola Thomas, Head of Research at the Institute of Student Employers
  • Ella Franceys, Programme Lead at Wiser talking about key digital skills to develop in your early career
  • Micha-Shannon Smith and Chris Rea both from Prospects giving a national perspective

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Tuesday 31 May, 1200 - 1500

1200 - 1300: Masterclass in Getting Started

Learn how to start your careers thinking and generate ideas. A reflective session to help you think more effectively about your future: 

  • Where are you now?
  • Some models of career planning
  • A chance to visualise what your future might look like

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1300 - 1400: Masterclass for International Students:  Looking for Work in the UK after your Studies 

Are you an international student who's considering staying in the UK to work after your studies? In this session join our Careers Manager and International Student Adviser discussing:

  • What employers in the UK are looking for from candidates
  • How to source opportunities
  • Tips for success in the recruitment process
  • An introduction to the Graduate Route, Skilled Worker and Start-Up visa categories

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1400 - 1500: Graduate Advice Week - How recruitment works

During the pandemic, recruitment like many other things, has gone online. Join our panel of guest employers in a live Q&A to find out:

  • How have recruitment practices changed in the last two years?
  • What should I expect?
  • How can I be successful?

Bring your own questions as this is an open forum and we hope the session will be led by you and what you want to find out.

Presenters:

Jack Gibson: FDM

Jack is a senior recruiter with FDM Group. His recruitment career began with FDM after graduating with an MA from University of Glasgow in 2019. After a year there, he returned to Glasgow to complete an MSc in East European and Eurasian studies. He is now back at FDM recruiting final year students and recent graduates from universities all over the UK.

Hannah Harrison: GTI Recruiting Solutions

Hannah leads GTI Recruiting Solutions which supports clients across a range of sectors to deliver their early careers hiring. Hannah has 18 years' experience in talent acquisition, assessment and selection and the design and delivery of recruitment programmes. After leaving the University of Oxford in 2002, Hannah joined GTI as an Account Manager. She left to run graduate recruitment at the FSA (public sector) where she spent 5 years. She returned to GTI 9 years ago. She is highly knowledgeable in recruitment processes and candidate experience and was responsible for the design and delivery of GTI’s virtual assessment platform. Hannah frequently speaks at conferences on topics such as candidate experience and diversity and is one of the UK’s leading early careers experts.

Andy Stoddart: Cabinet Office

Andy is currently working as Head of Recruitment and Onboarding at the Government Consultancy Hub in the Cabinet Office. He has 21 years’ experience in the civil service working in HMRC, DIFD, MOD and DWP in a variety of roles in Tax and Operations.

In the private sector he was an Investment Tax Manager for BNP Paribas and Project Manager for AML at Ashurst LLP. He also owned his own business for 7 years as a wholesale distributor for Sky which had a 5 million turnover with 4 depots in the UK.

As a result, he has a varied CV with recruitment experience at both ends of the spectrum.

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Wednesday 1 June, 1000 - 1600

Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair

Join us for Scotland’s largest summer recruitment fair and meet organisations recruiting Scottish students for graduate level roles starting in 2022.

The Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair is taking place online, and is a collaborative event being organised by all Scottish Universities and is open to students who are graduating this year.

Wherever you are, whatever your subject, there's no barrier to your participation as the fair runs online and is open to students from across Scotland.

Talented students and graduates are in demand, so make the most of this opportunity to talk to representatives from organisations who want to recruit you.

At this event you will be able to:

  • Explore a range of jobs and opportunities that are looking to hire Scottish students in 2022
  • Speak to participating organisations who cover a wide range of industry sectors and sizes, from large graduate recruiters to SMEs
  • Book 1:1 appointments with representatives in advance and take part in live chats on the day
  • Browse exhibitor stalls and speak to representatives to get advice and tips on your applications and understand what it is like to work with them
  • Get 1:1 career advice from UofG Careers Managers

Simply register through the link below - 

Register for the Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair

1:1 Career Coaching stand

Careers questions? Join the UofG Careers Managers on the guidance stand between 1000 – 1600 for a 10 minute chat.

Tuesday 7 June, 1200 - 1500

1200 - 1300: Masterclass in CV and Cover Letters

Learn how to prepare targeted CVs and covers letters.

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1400 - 1500: Masterclass in Job Interviews

Learn how to prepare and perform in all types of job and internship interviews including face to face and virtual.

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Thursday 9 June, 1300 - 1400

Masterclass in LinkedIn

Learn how to write a profile and use LinkedIn's functions.

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Accessibility

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact Careers or 0141 330 5647 with your request by close of business Wednesday 25 May 2022, so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.