Headstart – programme now available

Looking to shape up your career plans for 2013? We’ve got a great programme of Headstart careers events on offer this term. There’s something for everyone!

Please visit the Headstart website for full details and to book a place on one of our sessions.

University of Reading Virtual Careers Fairs – now live!

Did you miss our Careers & Placements Fair or Law Fair during the Autumn term?

The Careers Centre are delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Fairs, supported by a grant from the University Annual Fund, which will be open throughout the Spring term. You will be able to view all of the employers that attended our fairs in the Palmer Building during the Autumn. Just register and then browse the exhibition stands at the Careers and Placement Fair or Law Fair.

Employers on campus

There’s a number of employers coming onto campus during the Spring term, so make sure you don’t miss out on your opportunity to speak with recruiters, especially if you are looking for opportunities for after graduation.

We have Enterprise Rent-A-Car coming in to give you tips on Succeeding at Assessment Centres on the 7 February. Interested in working abroad? Come along to meet Chatteris on the 11 February who will be talking about teaching in Hong Kong. Finally, don’t miss out on some free sweets and balloons on Valentine’s Day – as PwC will be giving them away!

For a full list of employer and Headstart events, visit the website.  

Placement Clinics

CPEC hold a central placement clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11.30-14:00 for students who need support with placements, internships and vacation work , anything from ‘how do I find a placement through to more detailed advice’. They operate on a first come- first serve basis for a period of 15 mins, but if you need longer – we can book you an appointment with the placement officer responsible for your subject.

Job Shop

Don’t forget to come and visit the Job Shop if you need help in finding a part time job, either for term time, or the vacation period. We can help you find the jobs that match your skills and advise you on your CV’s, applications and covering letters. The Job Shop is based in RUSU and open 10:00-16:00, Monday to Friday during term time. All jobs can be also accessed via My Jobs Online.  

You can also find the Job Shop on Facebook or follow them on twitter (@UniRdg_Jobshop).

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

UROP will be open to student applications from 11 February. We will have 50 research placements in total based with top academics across the Universities’ faculties – all vacancies will be advertised through My Jobs Online.

Completing the RED Award

There are lots of RED evaluation sessions running throughout the spring term, giving students the opportunity to complete their award ahead of the exam period. Please check RISIS for the list of dates and times and register on the session that suits your schedule the best.

And finally… a reminder for Finalists!

If this is your final year at Reading there can be something very uncomfortable about coming back to the University this term…everything is so… final – your final Spring term, your final set of exams starts to loom. Some finalists will know what they want to do after they graduate in just six months time. Some of you will maybe have a job offer or postgrad course in the bag. However if last year’s statistics are anything to go by the majority of students at Reading are still looking to put something in place. If that’s you then the University Careers Centre is here to help. You don’t need to know what you want to do to come and use us. Just drop in to Careers on the first floor of the Carrington Building and see a Careers Adviser for fifteen minutes. These fifteen minute slots are available on a first come first served basis between 11.30 and 14:00 Monday to Friday. We are also holding  a specific session for you on Thursday 7 February at 13:00 – this is  a joint session run between Careers and Student Wellbeing which will address the issues of what to do this term and tips on coping with uncertainty. To find out more and book a slot go to My Jobs Online or book at Reception on the 1st floor of the Carrington Building.