Careers Events

 

Every year, the Careers Centre provides a professional and extensive programme of career development workshops and on campus recruitment events. There really is something for everyone, whatever stage you are at.

For example, one of our workshops could help you...

  • Gain an insight into potential career areas, whether that be teaching, business, public sector etc.
  • Get some top tips on getting into various jobs, usually from the recruiters themselves.
  • Practise psychometric assessment tests.
  • Learn to make your job applications stand out via skills workshops run by graduate recruiters.

In addition to our programme of events, there's the opportunity to speak to a selection of the 80+ employers who attend our high profile Careers and Placements Fair held on campus every October - see our Careers Fairs page for more information on these events.

Our Event Streams

Each of our events is themed depending on the stage you are at in your career development:

  • Explore: Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, especially if you don’t have a clear idea what you want to do after your studies.
  • Grow: Our biggest events series, Grow events will help you ace the recruitment process and beat the competition, as well as helping you find activities to build on your CV.
  • Meet: These presentations offer opportunities to meet organisations from a range of sectors, specifically targeting Reading students and graduates.
  • Mind the Gap: Recognising that some students need to continue developing professional skills for the workplace, our Mind the Gap series has been specifically designed using expert speakers to equip you with the skills that employers say are hard to find.
  • Employer in the Foyer: These sessions, which take place in Palmer Foyer between 12 and 2 pm every Tuesday, provide an informal opportunity to talk with employers from a variety of business areas.

Booking a place

To find out more about any of our events and to book a place, please login to My Jobs Online using your University username and password.

If you require any special arrangements to access our events or any of our services, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0118 378 8359 or email careerscentre@reading.ac.uk

What's on

Below you will find a summary of the next 50 events by theme - click on the title to view the full event description on My Jobs Online, where you'll also be able to view events further into the future. Please also take a moment to read our attendance policy.

Event bookings open 14 days before an event is due to take place.

 

All events

  • RED Award Completion Session

    06-Jun-2016 17:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    01-Jun-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    27-May-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    04-May-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    25-Apr-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • Case study interview skills session with Herbert Smith Freehills

    16-Mar-2016 12:00
    The session will focus on a commercial case study which closely resembles one of the key exercises which interview candidates for Herbert Smith Freehills vacation schemes and training [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    14-Mar-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • Reading Internship Scheme Information Session

    10-Mar-2016 13:00
    We have secured paid summer internships exclusively for UoR students, with small to medium sized companies (SMEs) and charities. In this informative session you will find out about the [...] Read more »

  • Notary public - an alternative legal career

    09-Mar-2016 13:00
    The profession of Notaries is a distinct branch of the legal profession. Notaries perform a vital function in international trade and business. They enjoy a varied range of work and [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    09-Mar-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    04-Mar-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn

    03-Mar-2016 13:00
    This session is a beginner's guide to LinkedIn and we provide top tips on how to use the student profile sections effectively. We also help you to understand the importance of managing [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    02-Mar-2016 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job?  Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • Career? No idea!

    01-Mar-2016 13:00
    This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Explore' series   Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, [...] Read more »

  • Meet Teach First

    29-Feb-2016 18:00
    Are you looking for a challenging graduate or undergraduate opportunity? Would you like to develop into a strong leader, presenter and decision-maker, with the resilience and confidence [...] Read more »

  • Finding graduate work abroad

    29-Feb-2016 13:00
    Whether you're from the UK or an international student, whether you're thinking of heading back to a country you've lived in before, or going to a new place, this session aims to equip [...] Read more »

  • Job hunting for international students

    25-Feb-2016 13:00
    If you're an international student, there are many factors which might relate to your job search, including the need to understand visa restrictions, how to talk about your right to [...] Read more »

  • Careers in the health sector

    23-Feb-2016 12:30
    This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Explore' series   Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, [...] Read more »

  • Careers in media, journalism and publishing

    24-Feb-2016 13:00
    Come and find out more about the exciting opportunities in this exciting and fast changing sector. We will show you how to find relevant experience so that you can get ahead in this [...] Read more »

  • Meet: Mountbatten Institute for New York Gradute Opportunities

    24-Feb-2016 13:00
    Launch your career with a year in NYC!The Mountbatten New York Programmes provides graduates with:• A year in New York• A full time business position at a top employer• A [...] Read more »

  • Careers in International Development

    23-Feb-2016 13:00
    Working in International Development is a career goal for many graduates and postgraduates. Speak to those who are working in this field, and learn from their experiences with NGOs and [...] Read more »

  • Meet: Deloitte

    23-Feb-2016 13:00
    Please note: This event is aimed at 2nd year undergraduates. Join us for an insightful look into what a Consulting placement at Deloitte could mean for you. In this presentation you'll [...] Read more »

  • Reading Internship Scheme information session

    22-Feb-2016 13:00
    We have secured paid summer internships exclusively for UoR students, with small to medium sized companies (SMEs) and charities. In this informative session you will find out about the [...] Read more »

  • Interview Skills

    22-Feb-2016 13:00
    Have an interview coming up? Been working on applications and know interviews will be the next step? The key to a successful interview is preparation – this is your chance to [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    12-Feb-2016 16:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • Mind the gap: Communication skills for the workplace with FDM

    11-Feb-2016 13:00
    Whichever career path you decide to embark on after university you are likely to need communication skills to work effectively with managers, colleagues and clients.FDM Group’s [...] Read more »

  • EY presents "Quack to the Future"

    11-Feb-2016 11:00
    Have you got what it takes to go “Quack to the Future”?   EY is coming onto your campus to challenge you: do you have what it takes to defeat the Almighty Duck?   EY will be unleashing [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Careers in the Environment

    10-Feb-2016 13:00
    A range of speakers with roles in both the private and public sector will share their experience of working in the Environment, including a research scientist from Aecom.This will be [...] Read more »

  • Work experience

    09-Feb-2016 13:00
    Whether you are in your first year or you are a finalist, work experience is one of the best ways to help you build skills and knowledge that will be vital in securing a graduate [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    09-Feb-2016 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job?  Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • EY Networking Event - Reading

    08-Feb-2016 18:00
    Please email fbarakzai@uk.ey.com to sign up.EY is a global leading professional services organisation. We advise some of the world’s most important companies on the issues of today that [...] Read more »

  • Career confidence for women

    08-Feb-2016 13:00
    Researchers have found that in a 2014 survey of UK universities 90% of male leavers secured graduate level jobs compared to 81% female leavers. This talk aims to address some of the [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    05-Feb-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • Explore careers in the charity sector

    04-Feb-2016 13:00
    This session explores the career options open to graduates in the charity sector, where to find the vacancies and how to improve your chances of getting in.This event is brought to you [...] Read more »

  • Army Officer Roadshow

    03-Feb-2016 09:30
    Get a taste of life as an Army Officer at a unique event happening in Car Park 4 on Wednesday 3rd February. Come along and you can jump out of a plane with a Parachute Unit or command a [...] Read more »

  • Bigger isn't always better: working for a smaller company

    03-Feb-2016 13:00
    Not everyone is interested in the huge conglomerates, and with over 90% of employees in the UK working in businesses with less than one hundred staff, smaller organisations offer a [...] Read more »

  • Interview Survival Guide - led by Teach First

    03-Feb-2016 17:00
    Do you want to learn how to stand out in an interview? Would you like to know how to fight those pre-interview nerves, and blow the interviewer away with your confidence and great [...] Read more »

  • Explore - Careers in Marketing, Sales and Advertising

    02-Feb-2016 13:00
    Interested in finding out the range of opportunities available in these fast paced career areas? Then this session is for you. This session will cover how to get in via graduate schemes [...] Read more »

  • PwC Coffee Cart

    01-Feb-2016 12:00
    Your chance to meet a representative from PwC, they will be based with their coffee cart outside the Palmer building.This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Meet...' [...] Read more »

  • Job seeking strategies

    01-Feb-2016 13:00
    Come along to find out how to get started with your job seeking.  This session will include how to identify sources of vacancies, understanding the recruitment process, working out what [...] Read more »

  • Public speaking - brought to you by Acuity Training Limited

    28-Jan-2016 13:00
    Want to get the upper-hand on 90% of your peers?Jo Cherry from Acuity Training is a professional public speaking, communication & assertiveness techniques trainer who worked at Eli [...] Read more »

  • Group work skills for assessment centres

    28-Jan-2016 17:00
    Many larger graduate employers use assessment centres as part of their recruitment process, and these often contain a group work exercise. From building bridges with spaghetti and [...] Read more »

  • Discover Your Personality Type (MBTI)

    27-Jan-2016 13:00
    The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop offers an in-depth exploration of your personality to enhance your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural [...] Read more »

  • Explore the Museums and Heritage Sector

    27-Jan-2016 13:00
    Are you considering a career in the museums and heritage sector? Find out what it takes to be successful from graduates already working in the field and what you can do now to get [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn with FDM

    26-Jan-2016 13:00
    Come along to this interactive, practical workshop to learn how to use your LinkedIn profile to help you get your dream job. In this session we will cover:• How to put together a [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    25-Jan-2016 17:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

  • Applying for postgraduate study

    25-Jan-2016 13:00
    Are you interested in continuing studying after you graduate? Find out more about postgraduate study and research, including applications and funding. Be sure to come along with any [...] Read more »

  • Maximising opportunities through networking and negotiating - Tom Stevenson

    21-Jan-2016 13:00
    This very interactive session will cover: Spotting Opportunities Networking Negotiating – how to increase your bargaining powerTom has built up his own brand and network as a negotiator [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    21-Jan-2016 17:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job?  Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    20-Jan-2016 13:00
    The RED Award Completion Session is for those students who have completed all 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is the final stage to completing the RED Award and looks at [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Explore

  • Career? No idea!

    01-Mar-2016 13:00
    This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Explore' series   Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, [...] Read more »

  • Careers in media, journalism and publishing

    24-Feb-2016 13:00
    Come and find out more about the exciting opportunities in this exciting and fast changing sector. We will show you how to find relevant experience so that you can get ahead in this [...] Read more »

  • Careers in International Development

    23-Feb-2016 13:00
    Working in International Development is a career goal for many graduates and postgraduates. Speak to those who are working in this field, and learn from their experiences with NGOs and [...] Read more »

  • Careers in the health sector

    23-Feb-2016 12:30
    This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Explore' series   Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Careers in the Environment

    10-Feb-2016 13:00
    A range of speakers with roles in both the private and public sector will share their experience of working in the Environment, including a research scientist from Aecom.This will be [...] Read more »

  • Explore careers in the charity sector

    04-Feb-2016 13:00
    This session explores the career options open to graduates in the charity sector, where to find the vacancies and how to improve your chances of getting in.This event is brought to you [...] Read more »

  • Bigger isn't always better: working for a smaller company

    03-Feb-2016 13:00
    Not everyone is interested in the huge conglomerates, and with over 90% of employees in the UK working in businesses with less than one hundred staff, smaller organisations offer a [...] Read more »

  • Explore - Careers in Marketing, Sales and Advertising

    02-Feb-2016 13:00
    Interested in finding out the range of opportunities available in these fast paced career areas? Then this session is for you. This session will cover how to get in via graduate schemes [...] Read more »

  • Explore the Museums and Heritage Sector

    27-Jan-2016 13:00
    Are you considering a career in the museums and heritage sector? Find out what it takes to be successful from graduates already working in the field and what you can do now to get [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Grow

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Meet

  • Careers in Politics

    30-Nov-2015 13:00
    Do you see yourself walking the corridors of power, lobbying to save the planet or compiling research for a leading think tank?  Come along to this session to find about roles and [...] Read more »

  • Discover new career routes from your degree

    24-Nov-2015 13:00
    Stuck on what you want to do after you graduate? Your degree offers you more career options than you might  think. This session is a chance to discover new career routes from your [...] Read more »

  • Careers in the City

    23-Nov-2015 13:00
    This session aims to explore the range of roles available if you want to work in Banking in the City. It will outline where to find the vacancies, what employers want from you and how [...] Read more »

  • Which career?

    20-Nov-2015 13:00
    Are you still unsure which career is exciting enough to make you get out of bed each morning? If so, this workshop will provide you with the tools to work it out. This event is brought [...] Read more »

  • Careers in accountancy, finance and insurance

    17-Nov-2015 17:00
    Interested in a career in accountancy or finance? Whatever your degree dicipline, come to this session to find out more. Explore the different career options available, as well as what [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Mind the Gap

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    02-Dec-2015 16:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    02-Dec-2015 13:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • Mock Interviews with Enterprise Rent-a-Car

    27-Nov-2015 10:00
    Mock phone interviews and on the spot feedback from a leading Graduate employer. These interviews are open to students and recent graduates of all disciplines, whether or not you have [...] Read more »

  • Discover your personality type with 16pf

    26-Nov-2015 13:00
    Interested in finding out what makes you tick? This personality questionnaire looks at identifying 16 factors of your personality and linking them to the 'Big 5' used by many of the big [...] Read more »

  • Psychometric Testing

    26-Nov-2015 13:00
    An opportunity to try out online psychometric testing before having to do it for real in the application process. Choose between verbal and numerical reasoning tests.This event is [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    26-Nov-2015 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job?  Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    25-Nov-2015 16:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn Clinic

    25-Nov-2015 14:00
    If you have a LinkedIn profile and would like us to check it over and give you some tips, we have a LinkedIn drop in running with 20 minute slots per student. Come and have your profile [...] Read more »

  • Demystifying assessment centres

    25-Nov-2015 13:00
    Why do employers use assessment centres? What are they looking for? What happens at one? Does the idea of having to attend an assessment centre put you off applying for jobs? If so, [...] Read more »

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    25-Nov-2015 13:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • Confident Interviews

    24-Nov-2015 13:00
    If the thought of an interview gives you sleepless nights then this is the session for you! Practical advice will be given on how to do well at interviews and approach them with [...] Read more »

  • Video Interview Workshop

    23-Nov-2015 13:00
    Whichever career path you decide to embark on after university it is possible that you will be asked to complete a Video Interview as a part of the recruitment process. FDM Group’s [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIN Lab with FDM

    19-Nov-2015 13:00
    Come along to this interactive, practical workshop to learn how to use your LinkedIn profile to help you get your dream job. In this session we will cover:• How to put together a [...] Read more »

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    18-Nov-2015 16:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • MBTI Workshop

    18-Nov-2015 13:00
    The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop offers an in-depth exploration of your personality to enhance your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural [...] Read more »

  • Thrive Career Mentoring Mentee Training

    18-Nov-2015 13:00
    Training for students who have signed up to become a mentee on the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.  This session will ensure that you feel prepared to begin your mentoring partnership [...] Read more »

  • Finding jobs on social media

    17-Nov-2015 13:00
    Finding a placement or work experience opportunity might not be the first thing that jumps into your mind when sending a tweet! This session will help you learn how social media can [...] Read more »

  • Video/Skype Interviews

    16-Nov-2015 13:00
    In the current digital age, long distance interviews aren't just conducted by telephone. Get top tips and advice on how to impress employers in video and Skype interviews in this [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    16-Nov-2015 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job?  Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn for Beginners

    13-Nov-2015 13:00
    This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our 'Grow' seriesOur biggest events series, Grow events will help you ace the recruitment process and beat the competition, as well as [...] Read more »

  • Applications Workshop

    13-Nov-2015 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Gain targeted help at this session, which will include top tips on improving your application [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Attendance - important information

We understand that other priorities, like assignment deadlines, may mean you can no longer make it to one of our events. All we ask is that you tell us by cancelling your booking using My Jobs Online - it only takes a moment to do. This enables us to get an accurate picture of how many students will be there which is important as speakers have often come a long way and given up a lot of their time to come to Reading. Failing to honour a commitment like a workshop booking unfortunately gives them the impression that Reading students as a whole are unprofessional and makes them less likely to target the University in future.

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