Over the past few weeks Gradsouthwest has been helping students and graduates with their next career steps by working directly with Universities and Colleges at their recent events. We have seen literally hundreds of students and new graduates as they enter the graduate job market in the south west.
On the 28 and 29th October we were at the University of St Mark & St John’s graduation ceremonies held at the Guildhall in Plymouth. What a couple of fantastic days we had celebrating graduation and providing all the graduands with careers material to help them with their job hunting.
From early years studies to sports science, from BA’s to PhD’s, Gradsouthwest were on hand to provide advice and information on our services. It was great to hear so many had secured a graduate job since finishing their degree, particularly those completing their PGCE’s. However we were able to highlight some great job opportunities to those Marjon graduates that were still looking for their first dream graduate job, many of whom wanted to stay in Plymouth, Devon or the surrounding area.
Gradsouthwest were delighted to be part of this important event and work alongside the employability team who showed their heartfelt admiration for their graduands.
This week we were again in Plymouth – but this time at Plymouth College of Art at their employability festival for 2nd and 3rd years “I’m a creative, what next?” We had the pleasure of meeting some of the college students considering the options available to them and the types of graduate job in Plymouth. We were pleased to answer questions about the graduate job market as well as the importance of gaining experience with a summer or industrial placement. Several of the students were keen to find out more about the jobs in the creative industries in Plymouth, Devon.
Gradsouthwest are looking forward to returning in early February to present to the final year students at Plymouth College of Art discussing CV’s and the graduate application process.
We will be appearing again throughout the year at various careers and employability events including:
- Plymouth College of Arts – Feb 2016
- University of Exeter – May 2016
- Falmouth University – dates tbc
- University of St Mark & St John – dates tbc
- Petroc – dates tbc
If you’d like us to attend one of your events then please do get in touch – we will if we can!
Fiona Boyd, Gradsouthwest Ltd.
Fiona is a Management and Public Relations graduate from the University of St Mark and St John, having specialised in customer relations for the last 14 years with specialisms in website account management. She is proud to be a dedicated member of the Gradsouthwest team and remaining in Plymouth to help manage the day to day service of this well renowned graduate job board.