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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

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Interviewing like a STAR

Tuesday 12 October |  12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Anuja Basra, Northumbria University  

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How to Approach a Career Change

Wednesday 13 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Anne Whiteworth

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Correspondence Ettiquette

Thursday 14 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Erika Pall

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CV and Cover Letter Workshop

Friday 15 October | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Miguel Rodrigues and Lindsay McDonald 

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