Published on August 9, 2007
Life After Keele: Life After Keele Sarah Longwell Careers Adviser Keele University Careers Service What do Graduates do? History: What do Graduates do? History Civil Servant, Customs and Excise Digital Archivist, Wedgewood Museum Legal Assistant, Avalon Solicitors MA Broadcast Journalism PGCE Radio/Media Reporter, RNLI Trainee Auditor, Audit Commission Support Worker, High School What do Graduates do?Politics: What do Graduates do? Politics Administrative Assistant, UK Immigration Service Analyst, National Assembly of Wales Debt Management, HSBC EFL Teacher, South Korea Intern, MP MA Global Security Support Teacher, High School Trainee Advisor, CAB PGCE What do Graduates do?Physical Geography: What do Graduates do? Physical Geography Environmental Technician, Ential Projects Geotechnical Engineer, STATS Ltd. Police Communications Officer, N Yorkshire Police Sampling Technician, Severn Trent Trainee Property Officer, Leicester Housing Association Sales Assistant, W H Smith What do graduates do?: What do graduates do? Graduate Employment Myths: Graduate Employment Myths Degree = Good Job Graduates only work for big blue chip companies who recruit through ‘the milkround’ Taking a non vocational degree will limit my chances in the job market It doesn’t matter what AS/A2 grades I have - it’s the degree that counts What do employers value?: What do employers value? Academic qualifications Voluntary work Work experience Positions of responsibility and extra curricular activities What do employers want?: What do employers want? A good degree + People skills - team work, interpersonal, communication, leadership Self-reliance skills - motivation, networking, decision making General skills - problem solving, numeracy, commitment Specialist and technical skills Making the most of 1000 [email protected]: Making the most of 1000 [email protected] Enjoy your academic programme - take the opportunities that are on offer Be an active student - join clubs and societies Research your career ideas -organise relevant work experience Develop skills through any part-time jobs you have Reflect upon your skills and record them Keele Careers Service: Keele Careers Service Individual interviews and quick query drop in sessions Talks and workshops including employer presentations Resource Room with information and staff to help Up to date website www.keele.ac.uk/depts/aa/careers/index.html Slide11: Any Questions?