Advancing Your Career: Three Part Series
Book now for Week 2: Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
The vision of the Advancing Your Career Series is to empower our students to unlock their full potential to pursue a rewarding and sustainable career, becoming fully developed future leaders professionally and emotionally. We work across 27 countries and with over 50 businesses. As a cross-centre collaboration, it is our mission to provide a transformative experience.
The Advancing Your Career: Three Part Series is an initiative driven by 5 London based Universities:
- York St John University London
- Coventry University London
- University of the West of Scotland London
- Northumbria University London
- Sunderland University London.
This initiative is also endorsed by LondonHigher. The core philosophy behind the Career Series is to develop the ‘whole person’ professionally and emotionally. It is an approach that focuses on improving personal and emotional wellbeing as well as professional development.
Part 1: Career Mindset
Monday 4 October to Friday 8 October
This week will centre on fostering a positive headspace to optimise career success. Our events aim to promote a positive approach to your career journey, focusing on:
- Building confidence
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
- Building resilience
- Positive personal branding.
Part 2: Career Preparation
Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October
This week will centre on more practical preparation such as:
- Psychometric testing
- Group assessments centres
- CV and Cover Letter workshops
- Choosing a career
- How to search for opportunities and interview techniques.
Part 3: Career Exploration
Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October
This will be a week of employer led events, including a Career Fair, which will allow students to explore multiple industries, pathways and opportunities.
Week 2 Programme of events
What Skills and Qualities do Employers Look for?
Monday 11 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: Laurne Llewellyn, York St John University
Interviewing like a STAR
Tuesday 12 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: Anuja Basra, Northumbria University
How to Approach a Career Change
Wednesday 13 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: Anne Whiteworth
Thursday 14 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: Erika Pall
CV and Cover Letter Workshop
Friday 15 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: Miguel Rodrigues and Lindsay McDonald
Develop your career
Our careers services help you plan your career during your studies at YSJ London.
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Advance to Perform
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