Many major graduate recruiters make presentations at Strathclyde and we want to help you to make the most of this so here is our advice based on student feedback and our years of experience.
Our advice for making the most of your presentation
What students expect of a presentation
- presentations to be on campus and preferably starting 5.30 - 6.00pm
- short formal input followed by ample opportunity for informal discussion with your organisation's representatives
- nature, number and location of vacancies
- academic entry requirements
- what you are looking for in applications and at interviews
- information on in-service support for professional qualifications
- starting salaries and progression depending on qualifications on entry
- typical working week for research chemist/production engineer/investment analyst etc
- realistic impression of life in your organisation
- information on major developments in your organisation.
Who to send
- above all, people who are interested in talking to students!
- staff representing the functions for which you are recruiting
- a mix of experienced staff and recently recruited graduates.
What they should know
- as a minimum they should have a thorough knowledge of your organisation's brochure and website
- it is helpful if representatives can answer additional questions, as bright students will already have studied the brochure and website
- up-to-date information about anticipated vacancies and salaries
- one of your representatives should be able to answer general queries relating to all graduate opportunities within your organisation.
Posters should give
- opportunities available within your organisation
- degree disciplines if appropriate - or indicate if all disciplines are welcome
- indication of personnel attending and which functions they represent
- indication of content of presentation
- details of how to register for the presentation eg 'sign up at Careers Service website', 'register by e-mail', etc
- ideally posters should be no larger than A4
- details of additional materials/equipment available for disabled students eg. the seminar room Lt6.26 is fitted with a Hearing Induction Loop