Our first event of the academic year, CareersFest is a great starting point to help you find part-time work and find out about development opportunities that complement your studies. It’s a great way to get you started on the right path to career success. This year, we will be running most of CareersFest virtually, with a few activities also taking place on campus.
You can browse the Career Fair Plus app (details will be available about 2 weeks before) to find out more about the projects and employers participating, our careers online workshops and to book 1:1 Chats with employers to explore opportunities.
Join organisations in panel webinars to explore part-time and development opportunities. Panels last year included ‘Earning and developing’, ‘Volunteering opportunities’ and ‘Working at the University’. With the country opening up, we expect to see more local hospitality opportunities plus other industries looking to recruit Reading students.
The length of the session will vary but you can find out all the timings in advance on our app.
Typical panel titles may include:
- Internal/University departments - roles of responsibility, interests and development, personal development, part time roles on campus, RED Award, Professional Placement Year, Reading Internship Scheme.
- External providers – part-time, vacation and volunteering opportunities.
Employer 1:1 Chats
We believe our students deserve those valuable one-to-one conversations that can’t take place face-to-face this year. That’s why you can book a 10-minute telephone or video appointment with your favourite organisations for Thursday 30 September (take a look at their availability via the app from Wednesday 22 September). Take this opportunity to find out more about the organisation and opportunity.
Please note that some providers will be using 1:1 chats to interview for roles.
Careers webinars and 1:1 guidance
Our expert Careers Consultants provide CV reviews, careers advice and more via online workshops or one-to-one telephone appointments (bookable on MyJobsOnline).
Book a place at our in-person CV Clinic 29 September in RUSU’s 3Sixty via Careers Fair Plus from 22 September or join our online CareersFest sessions such as:
- CV online workshop
- Finding internships and work experience
- Feeling anxious about your career choices? Easy steps to get you started
- RED Award introduction
- Covering letters for job applications
- How you can gain experience at UoR
- Preparing to be successful at interviews
- complete exhibitor listings
- event details and webinar listings
- announcements for real-time updates
- fair tips section to help you prepare
- appointments with employers
Open the app, and navigate to University of Reading, and then select ‘CareersFest 2021’. Ensure you wait until 2 weeks before the event.
Watch this short video to get ready to make your appointments.
All webinars will be taking place on Microsoft Teams. Book onto sessions on MyJobsOnline to get the meeting link. Please join using your University log in.
Webinars will be recorded, captioned and made available post-event on Blackboard. Live captioning is available in Microsoft Teams.
For those who cannot access telephone appointments due to hearing loss, anxiety or any other disability, an email address is provided on the employer’s profile that we would encourage you to use as an alternative form of communication.
If you have any other accessibility needs that have not been addressed, please contact email@example.com and we will endeavour to provide our event information in a format accessible to you.