STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY ANECDOTES
"I wish I had made more use of the careers drop in for my first two years! I've started using them since thinking about applying for graduate jobs when I finish, but the advice they gave regarding my CV made so much difference generally, and would have really helped in applying for student jobs and internships!" - Third year student.
"Being a Course Representative provided the opportunity to be more involved with the geography department whilst also gaining valuable transferable skills which are beneficial for future employability." - Second year student.
"I would definitely recommend going to the employer talks, regardless of what year group you are in! I have started going to them since the start of second year, and they have been great in helping me decide what kind of career path I want to go down in the future when I wasn't really sure before! Hearing from the employers themselves really gives you a valuable insight in what they look for with regards to graduates, as well as the opportunities available to you which you otherwise wouldn't have known about" - Second year student.
"For the past year I have been completing an Excel Southampton internship. These are great as they are run by the University themselves and offer a fair wage and workload - a lot of the time within the University breaks! If you are looking for experience, I would definitely recommend looking at MyCareer for their postings!" - Second year student.
"It was helpful to be a Geography Employability Ambassador, as it not only enhances transferable skills but also provides an invaluable means to network with multiple organisations." - Third year student.
"It is important to remember that graduates are still eligible to use the Careers services six months after graduating allowing further opportunity to improve CV’s and interpersonal skills to obtain postgraduate employment." - Third year student.