The University of Reading and Henley Business School Careers teams took home ‘Best University Careers/Employability Service’ at the National Undergraduate Employment Awards held last month [February].
This award, sponsored by Microsoft, celebrates the outstanding contributions made by career services in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities. The judges highlighted the collaboration and creativity of the careers offering and the further development of industry and employer relationships, which saw a 34% year-on-year increase in employers on campus.
“We are delighted that Reading Careers and Henley Business School Careers have jointly been awarded Best Careers Service 2018. The Award recognises the comprehensive work the University and the School undertake to provide students with best in class career education, exposure to organisations they care about and dedicated one careers coaching when it matters most.”
Dr Andrea Kreideweiss, Director of Careers and Employability, University of Reading
Naeema Pasha, Director of Henley Careers, Henley Business School
Judges highlighted the outstanding services offered by both services, commenting on their innovation with sessions such as using Lego and comedy classes to stretch creativity, as well as services offering daily workshops to develop confidence and skills. They also commented on the quality and breadth of the comprehensive career support available to help students at every stage in their career.
Hannah Houston, final year student said: “Help from the Careers centre has surpassed all my expectations. It helped me understand what was important when writing a cover letter to make yourself stand out, challenged me when learning about competency based interviews and provided a number of workshops which have been vital to my job search.”
Why not help us celebrate by attending a careers workshop or booking a one-to-one careers discussion? Visit My Jobs Online to book your session now.
Check out the Careers website for further information and online resources.
Visit Henley Business School Careers website.