Back for the second year running, BBS Employability Week is packed full of great sessions designed to help you boost your employability. Sessions are open to all BBS students and staff. Come along to as many of these activities as you can – it’s exactly what employers want to hear that you’ve been doing!

Events marked with ** need to be booked by emailing

MONDAY 19th November

Meet your Mentors – get to know your placement mentor team – 10.30-11.00am and 1-2pm in Student Lounge

Working Abroad with Pagoda Projects – the people behind Intern China/Vietnam/Taiwan will showcase their programmes – 11am-12pm room 138

Girls in Leadership – recent BBS graduate Ebun and current final year student Shile will speak about female role models and the new social enterprise they have set up – 1-2pm room 132


TUESDAY 20th November

**Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – find out more about the CMI and how membership can benefit you – 11am-12pm room 165

Active Student – if you’re interested in volunteering, come and meet Susan Bentley from the university’s volunteering service to hear more about what you can get involved in – 11.30am-1.30pm in Student Lounge

LinkedIn workshops – come to a drop-in session with Julie Fowlie and Clare Forder to get some help on setting up or improving your profile – 2.00-2.30pm room 165

**Preparing for interviews and assessment centres – local recruitment company GRB will provide hints and tips on how to prepare for interviews and assessment centres. They will also tell you what not to do! 2.30-3.30pm room 165


WEDNESDAY 21st November

Employability Q&A – not sure what employablity actually means? Have questions about the placements process or applying for jobs in general? Then come and ask us your burning questions – 10.30-11am room 164

Writing standout CVs – Christina Keiller from the university’s Careers Service will take you through what you need to do to produce a great CV. We’ll also be running a jargon-busting session to help you understand job descriptions – 11am-12pm room 150

**Confidence through Comedy – improve your presentation and public speaking skills by taking part in this fun workshop – 11am-12pm room 214

LinkedIn workshops – come to a drop-in session with Julie Fowlie and Clare Forder to get some help on setting up or improving your profile – 2.00-2.30pm and 2.30-3pm room 138


THURSDAY 22nd November

Introduction to Research Careers – representatives from Brighton-based Institute for Employment Studies will explain how to develop a career in research – 10.00-11.00am room 154

**Psychometric/online testing workshop – these tests are part of most recruitment processes so come along to learn how to prepare and succeed – 11am-12pm room G10

Advantage Award/Commuter Club – find out from Stuart Bullen how to sign up for the Brighton Business School Advantage Award or how to join the BBS Commuter Club if you travel to uni from outside of Brighton & Hove – 11.30am-12.30pm in Student Lounge

**Employability for Accountants – the ICAEW will run a session on how to prepare for a career in accounting – 12-1pm room 154

Beepurple – find out more about the university’s entreprenuership service, with advice on setting up your own business – 12.30-1.30pm in Student Lounge

LOCAL PLACEMENTS FAIR – back for the second year running, local companies offering placement roles will be waiting to meet you. Bring your CV! 4-6pm in Mithras canteen


FRIDAY 23rd November

**IBM company presentation – current placement student Daniel Diaz will talk about what it’s like to work for IBM and showcase some of the placements on offer there this year – 11am-12pm room 153

**Design Thinking with SAP – come along to this event to get a step ahead in performing well at assessment centres. Find out more about SAP  how you can perform better in assessments using Design Thinking, a methodology that uses empathy to understand stakeholder’s objectives and problems. The session will be fun and informal, and give you a better insight into how to succeed in securing your placement – 12-1pm room 153

Chat with Placement Mentors – come along to this drop-in session to chat with placement mentors from your course to learn about their experiences last year and how they can help you secure the placement you want – 1-3pm room 153

**Pareto Law company presentation – find out from current BBS placement student Ben Booth and colleagues about what it’s like to work at Pareto Law, the UK’s largest and most successful graduate assessment, placement and training organisation – 2-3pm room G29


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