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The Careers Service offers a variety of careers sessions and employer-led events.  They are advertised on the Careers Events Calendar.

We also list events run by external organisations.

MyCareer

  • MyCareer is the Careers Service events and appointments booking system.
  • Students should use their DS login to access the system to view both Careers Service and employer events.
  • Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button.  
  • If you use the event calendar view, you can see upcoming events on a day, week or month view.

Events Calendar

  • Events can also be viewed (without logging in) via our Events Calendar (NB filter facility is only available once you login).
  • The Events Calendar is also accessible via the University app.

 

 

Our team of Careers Consultants run regular Briefing Sessions to assist students with all aspects of job search, making applications and preparing for interview.

Briefing Sessions can be booked via MyCareer and must be booked in advance.

Our Briefing Sessions include:

  • Improve your CV 
  • Cover letters 
  • Job search strategies
  • Application forms 
  • Psychometric tests 
  • Interviews 
  • Making LinkedIn work for you
  • Personal statements 
  • Thinking about a Masters?
  • Thinking about a PhD?

Briefing Sessions last for 30 minutes. All briefing sessions are currently held online via Zoom.

How to find Briefing Sessions

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button.  

Event categories to search for: Briefing Sessions

Many companies and organisations actively target Strathclyde in order to recruit students and graduates.

By attending employer events you will get the opportunity to meet employers, develop your skills and gain an insight into work experience, and graduate careers.

Employer Recruitment Events include:

  • Careers fairs - these provide an opportunity to meet with a number of employers face-to-face to discuss their upcoming opportunities
  • Employer presentations - advice on how to prepare for presentations
  • Employer workshops - these focus on skills and how to perform in the recruitment process
  • Insight events - more on Insight events
  • Employer open days - can be virtual or held at employer's premises

At these events, employers will talk to you about:

  • their graduate job and internship vacancies
  • what it's like to work for the company
  • what they look for in applicants
  • what the recruitment and selection process involves
  • what the graduate scheme involves and much more

 

How to find employer events

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button.  

Event categories to search for: Employer Presentation or Employer Workshop or Careers Fair or Insight Event or Employer Open Day

These events are an opportunity to impress, so it's essential to do some initial research before you attend:

  • take a look at the company's website to find out more about them
  • think about the questions you want to ask to help you work out if you'd like to work for them
  • avoid asking anything that you could easily find the answer to on their website

Employer events held elsewhere in the UK

To find out about graduate careers events throughout the UK visit Prospects.

The Scottish Graduate Fair is the highlight of the recruitment season.

  • Now in its 33rd year, it is the biggest graduate, postgraduate and internship recruitment event in Scotland attracting students and graduates of all disciplines and a variety of graduate employers and postgraduate recruiters. 
  • Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend.

The Careers Service hosts three campus fairs each year:

The Law Fair

The Pharmacy Fair

The Technology Fair

These fairs will be held in semester one during academic session 2022-23.  Details will be provided nearer the time.

Are you interested in a specific industry/sector (rather than an individual employer) and want to hear from alumni and professionals working in your area of interest?  

Watch out for events organised by the Careers Service, professional bodies and other organisations who want to inform students about career paths within an industry/sector.

These events will cover a wide range of jobs and sectors that interest Strathclyde students.  

They include our "Careers in ..." events which allow you to hear from professionals, many of whom are Strathclyde alumni, from a range of sectors, via speaker panels, Q&A sessions and networking.  At these sessions you'll discover:

  • the range of jobs on offer within a sector
  • what different jobs involve
  • how to make a successful application

Before the event think about the questions you'd like to ask the speakers.  Don't shy away from asking a question as the speakers are there to help you.

How to find industry focussed and "Careers In ..." events

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button.  

Event categories to search for: Industry Focussed

We advertise postgraduate study recruitment events for Strathclyde courses as well as postgraduate study recruitment events for other Scottish and UK-wide universities.  These events may be held as fairs, open days or virtual sessions.

How to find postgraduate study recruitment events

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button.  

Event categories to search for: Postgraduate study recruitment event

Employer-led events aimed at reducing barriers for underrepresented groups, focused on providing insights into the recruitment process and support to help you feel confident about moving into the world of work.

Learn how to stand out during the recruitment process, discover what employers are looking for and hear from alumni and employers about their experiences in Q&A panel events.


How to find equality and diversity events

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button. 

Event categories to search for:   BAME or Disability or Women or Widening Access or LGBT+

Find out more about Equality and Diversity and Inclusive employers and opportunities

 

Accessibility

The University of Strathclyde aims to provide accessible venues for events.  If you are planning to come to any of our events or fairs and you have special support needs, please let us know in advance.


If you require adjustments

If you have a disability and require any adjustments in order to attend events, it is important to let the event organiser know in advance.

If you are unsure what adjustments can be made, find out more at EmployAbility FAQs.

EmployAbility

Through our partnership with EmployAbility you have access to individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and in the workplace, information about your rights and additional support with your application. 

Learn more and register with EmployAbility, to access free support and advice. 

Throughout the year the Events Calendar advertises events that support international job search as well as events for international students seeking graduate jobs in their home country.

 

How to find international careers events

Once you have logged in to MyCareer you can filter the events available by using the Search Events by Category button. 

Event categories to search for: International opportunities or International students/graduates

 

Find out more about: International jobs and work experience

Login to the Careers Online Toolkit to access recordings of some of the Careers Service and employer events which have taken place.

Careers Online Toolkit

Student login

Graduate login 

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PWC has some useful advice on engaging with employers and getting the best out of these opportunities.