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Wired Sussex Virtual Jobs Fair

Based in Brighton, Wired Sussex support the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex. Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up their regional network. A few months ago we posted a blog about the exciting Wired Sussex recruitment events that were coming up in late April. Wired Sussex has moved these events online…

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Career Planning in the Time of Covid-19

Normally spring is full steam ahead for the final year students. As a Careers Service we would be seeing students and posting blogs about applying for jobs, putting the finishing touches to CVs and preparing for interviews. But these current times as we know aren’t ‘normal’. However, there is still a lot you can do in…

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Good News From Gradcracker!

Gradcracker promote opportunties for STEM ( Science Technology Engineering and Maths) students and graduates and have sent good news around recruitment for 2020. As of yesterday they had 248 employers offering 2,237 graduate opportunities and 962 placements and internships. They have also reported back on particular companies – see the details below. For students who…

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Free Employability Webinar Series

Grant Thornton are one of the largest accountancy firms in the world, recruiting between 350-400 school leavers, graduates, interns and placements in the UK every year. They would like to invite University of Brighton students to their exciting webinar series which will run for 4 weeks (1 series per week) and will focus on the…

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Sound Time Management

Manage your time to get things done – and make yourself more employable Time management is one of the top employability skills much valued by employers. Even though you might not be able to work or volunteer right now, you can still develop your time management skills: 1. Break your overall goals for this period into…

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Apply for arts/heritage/media volunteering to get your skills up before term ends!

Volunteering is one of the key ways students can get degree-related work experience before they graduate. The University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, Active Student, has a fantastic, free service available to University of Brighton students, to access rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities. Did you know? You have a dedicated Volunteering Project Officer at City…

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Fabrica (Brighton) Gallery Volunteer Role – contact the Active Student Volunteering Service to apply

Spring exhibition: A Simple Act of Wonder Artists: Walter & Zionel Sat 18 Apr–Sun 31 May 2020 Front of House Gallery Volunteering role available for students to apply for via the University’s Volunteering Service, Active Student: Tel: 01273 644145 E-mail: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk (students) Website: www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering Exploring ideas of place and our power to re-imagine the world, acclaimed…

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Polish your CV

  We regularly feature blog posts about CVs – it’s one of the areas we are often asked about. If you are a beginner to the whole area of CV writing then I would advise you firstly go to our university of Brighton Careers Service website for more preliminary help. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/careers-advice/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx You can also make…

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Interested in publishing?

  We recently hosted an event at the University of Brighton attended by Creative Access and the Publishers’ Association. For those of you who weren’t able to attend we have been sent a blog which the organisers have kindly put together highlighting key points from the evening. For more information read on…   Brighton rocks…

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Are you waiting to hear back about your Training Contract and Vacation scheme application? Time to think about the next stage….assessment centres and interviews

Many of you will be waiting for news on the vacation scheme/training contract applications you submitted a couple of weeks ago, so now is a good time to look at the next stage – assessment centre and interview preparation. Law Careers.net are a great place to find all you need to know about a career…

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189 deadlines for STEM students on 31st January 2020

We are all probably glad to see the back of January but if you are a STEM student looking for an opportuntity then don’t miss this deadline which is very close. Once these opportunities are gone, they are gone! It’s that simple. So view all urgent deadlines here. Steve Baker via Compfight

Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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Don’t miss out on STEM vacancies through Gradcracker

If you haven’t as yet managed to get yourself a graduate role in a STEM career then there is still time. January is one of the busiest months for recruitment and there are tons of deadlines on Gradcracker at present, so why not take a look and make it your New Year’s resolution to land…

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Get one-to-one advice on how to produce an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one

Are you an aspiring or practising designer, developer, artist or animator looking to get feedback on your portfolio? Talent Fest 2020: Portfolio Clinic offers a rare opportunity to meet some of Brighton’s top creative agencies and get one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one. Plus, we’ll be…

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Why not give some thought to your career plans over the break ?

The end of term has arrived and many of you will have plans over the break and also we appreciate there are deadlines looming over the horizon and possibly exams. However there might be a little time between any social events  and all the work to perhaps focus on your thoughts after graduation and we…

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Opportunities for Civil Engineers at Gatwick Airport

Last week we posted a Blog about opportunities at Gatwick Airport for Civil and Mechanical Engineering . Unfortunately we have just heard from Gatwick that they will ONLY be recruiting Civil Engineers for summer 2020. So apologies if you are a Mechanical  Engineer. However there are still lots of opportunities for Mechanical Engineering and you can find…

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How to work out what career might suit you

The age old question of how do I decide what I want to do foxes many of us and if you were expecting easy answers then I will disappoint and say there probably isn’t one sure fire way to work this out. Everyone has their own set of individual talents, skills, interests and knowledge and…

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Arts, heritage and media work experience opportunities through volunteering: Pop-up stand on Fri 29 Nov at 1-2:30pm, Grand Parade Cafe, City Campus

Arts, heritage and media work experience opportunities through volunteering Gain arts and heritage related work experience, develop new skills and make a valuable contribution to your local community. Visit Jody on the Active Student Volunteering Service pop-up stand on Friday 29 November in the Grand Parade café between 1-2.30pm, to find out about the wide…

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STEM students… take a look at Gradcracker for great opportunities

Calling all STEM students… Don’t miss out on opportunities. Gradcracker has thousands (currently 6,816 to be precise!) of graduate roles and work placements to choose from. However sorting out the ones you particularly like might seem overwhelming! So the Save to Shortlist feature comes to your rescue. You can use it to create a store of…

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Get your skates on to enjoy two great careers events on 6th November

On Wednesday 6th November the university are hosting not just One but Two great careers events for students on all courses! In the morning head to the Amex Stadium at Falmer for the opening of our annual Careers Fair  running from 11 am to 3pm. Please note that NO  booking is required for this event….

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