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 donít 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

  • No plans for the summer?

    20-Apr-2016 13:00
    Itís not too late to find work experience for the summer; whether you are returning to Reading in the autumn or graduating and want to gain some experience. Come and find out what is [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn for beginners

    21-Apr-2016 13:00
    Did you know that 80% of employers are now using LinkedIn to screen their candidates and find real talent? Come and find out how to maximise your chances of securing a job or a [...] 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 »

  • Which career?

    26-Apr-2016 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 session is for 1st [...] Read more »

  • Recruitment Bootcamp

    27-Apr-2016 13:00
    An interactive, focused and fun event to tone up your job-hunting skills and prepare you for the recruitment process.
    [...] Read more »

  • Job Hunting Strategies

    28-Apr-2016 13:00
    Find out how to improve your chances in finding the job you want. We will explore a range of job seeking strategies including how to make effective speculative applications †and where [...] 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

    16-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 »

  • LinkedIn for Beginners

    23-May-2016 13:00
    Did you know that 80% of employers are now using LinkedIn to screen their candidates and find real talent? Come and find out how to maximise your chances of securing a job or a [...] Read more »

  • Which career?

    25-May-2016 13:00
    Are you still unsure which career is exciting enough to make you get out of bed each morning? If so, this finalists' workshop will provide you with the tools to work it out.Please note [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    26-May-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so, congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] 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 »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    31-May-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] 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 »

  • What next? (Finalists)

    01-Jun-2016 15:00
    This session looks at where to find jobs, including where to find niche graduate websites, placements for graduates and access the hidden job market. The session will also outline the [...] Read more »

  • MBTI - understanding your personality

    02-Jun-2016 13:00
    MBTI is a tool that aims to increase self-awareness and self-confidence and can improve professional and personal relationships by helping you to understand the people around [...] Read more »

  • Making your CV work for you

    07-Jun-2016 14:00
    Find out how Reading alumni market themselves on their CVs. How do they fill up 2 sides when they don't have a lot of experience and how do they convince employers they have a lot to [...] Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Effective interview skills

    07-Jun-2016 13:00
    The session will allow you to gain insight into what companies look for during interviews and find out how to prepare for them. The session is designed to provide you with the theory [...] Read more »

  • Early applications for grad schemes

    08-Jun-2016 13:00
    If you're applying for graduate schemes with banks or management consultancies you'll notice that application windows open early! Application windows of June - October are now common [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    08-Jun-2016 17:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • No plans for the summer?

    09-Jun-2016 13:00
    Itís not too late to find work experience for the summer; whether you are returning to Reading in the autumn or graduating and want to gain some experience come and find out what is [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    10-Jun-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • Recruitment Bootcamp (Finalists)

    10-Jun-2016 13:00
    Just graduating? Need to improve your job hunting skills? This finalist workshop will explore how to target your CV or an application form. We will also look at how† to perform more [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    13-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 »

  • What next? (Finalists)

    20-Jun-2016 12:00
    This session looks at where to find jobs, including where to find niche graduate websites, placements for graduates and access the hidden job market. The session will also outline the [...] Read more »

  • Travel and Work Abroad: a gap year planning session (Finalists)

    20-Jun-2016 13:00
    This session is designed for graduating students who are planning to spend all or some of the next year travelling, and aims to: Share recommended websites and careers resources for [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your work experience

    30-Jun-2016 11:00
    This interactive session is for anyone who has secured professional work experience over the summer, this could be from the Reading Internship Scheme, the Undergraduate Professional [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your work experience

    30-Jun-2016 17:00
    This interactive session is for anyone who has secured professional work experience over the summer, this could be from the Reading Internship Scheme, the Undergraduate Professional [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    04-Jul-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 »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    20-Jul-2016 13:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    27-Jul-2016 13:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    29-Jul-2016 11:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

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

Explore

  • Which career?

    26-Apr-2016 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 session is for 1st [...] Read more »

  • Job Hunting Strategies

    28-Apr-2016 13:00
    Find out how to improve your chances in finding the job you want. We will explore a range of job seeking strategies including how to make effective speculative applications †and where [...] Read more »

  • Which career?

    25-May-2016 13:00
    Are you still unsure which career is exciting enough to make you get out of bed each morning? If so, this finalists' workshop will provide you with the tools to work it out.Please note [...] Read more »

  • What next? (Finalists)

    01-Jun-2016 15:00
    This session looks at where to find jobs, including where to find niche graduate websites, placements for graduates and access the hidden job market. The session will also outline the [...] Read more »

  • What next? (Finalists)

    20-Jun-2016 12:00
    This session looks at where to find jobs, including where to find niche graduate websites, placements for graduates and access the hidden job market. The session will also outline the [...] Read more »

  • Travel and Work Abroad: a gap year planning session (Finalists)

    20-Jun-2016 13:00
    This session is designed for graduating students who are planning to spend all or some of the next year travelling, and aims to: Share recommended websites and careers resources for [...] Read more »

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

Grow

  • No plans for the summer?

    20-Apr-2016 13:00
    Itís not too late to find work experience for the summer; whether you are returning to Reading in the autumn or graduating and want to gain some experience. Come and find out what is [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn for beginners

    21-Apr-2016 13:00
    Did you know that 80% of employers are now using LinkedIn to screen their candidates and find real talent? Come and find out how to maximise your chances of securing a job or a [...] Read more »

  • Recruitment Bootcamp

    27-Apr-2016 13:00
    An interactive, focused and fun event to tone up your job-hunting skills and prepare you for the recruitment process.
    [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn for Beginners

    23-May-2016 13:00
    Did you know that 80% of employers are now using LinkedIn to screen their candidates and find real talent? Come and find out how to maximise your chances of securing a job or a [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    26-May-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so, congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    31-May-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • MBTI - understanding your personality

    02-Jun-2016 13:00
    MBTI is a tool that aims to increase self-awareness and self-confidence and can improve professional and personal relationships by helping you to understand the people around [...] Read more »

  • Effective interview skills

    07-Jun-2016 13:00
    The session will allow you to gain insight into what companies look for during interviews and find out how to prepare for them. The session is designed to provide you with the theory [...] Read more »

  • Making your CV work for you

    07-Jun-2016 14:00
    Find out how Reading alumni market themselves on their CVs. How do they fill up 2 sides when they don't have a lot of experience and how do they convince employers they have a lot to [...] Read more »

  • Early applications for grad schemes

    08-Jun-2016 13:00
    If you're applying for graduate schemes with banks or management consultancies you'll notice that application windows open early! Application windows of June - October are now common [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    08-Jun-2016 17:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • No plans for the summer?

    09-Jun-2016 13:00
    Itís not too late to find work experience for the summer; whether you are returning to Reading in the autumn or graduating and want to gain some experience come and find out what is [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your Internship

    10-Jun-2016 13:00
    Have you secured an internship through the Reading Internship Scheme? If so congratulations! In this interactive session we will discuss what to expect and how make the most of your [...] Read more »

  • Recruitment Bootcamp (Finalists)

    10-Jun-2016 13:00
    Just graduating? Need to improve your job hunting skills? This finalist workshop will explore how to target your CV or an application form. We will also look at how† to perform more [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your work experience

    30-Jun-2016 11:00
    This interactive session is for anyone who has secured professional work experience over the summer, this could be from the Reading Internship Scheme, the Undergraduate Professional [...] Read more »

  • Making the most of your work experience

    30-Jun-2016 17:00
    This interactive session is for anyone who has secured professional work experience over the summer, this could be from the Reading Internship Scheme, the Undergraduate Professional [...] Read more »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    20-Jul-2016 13:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    27-Jul-2016 13:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

  • Preparing for July Training Contract applications: Online workshop

    29-Jul-2016 11:00
    Join Lucy Hawkins, the Careers Consultant for Law,†online for an interactive video conference to help with preparing for training contract applications with deadlines at the end of [...] Read more »

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

Meet

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

    Mind the Gap

      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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