JobFest 28 September 2022 

What is JobFest?

Our first event of the academic year,  JobFest is a great starting point to help you find part-time work, volunteering and development opportunities that complement your studies. It’s a great way to get you started on the right path to career success. This year, we will be running JobFest in-person in 3Sixthy building. 


 Quiet time: 12:00-12:30 

Event fully open: 12:30-16:00 

Meet and talk to organisations to assist your search for part-time work and to understand how part-time work can enrich your CV and future employability. You can also find out about volunteering and work opportunities on campus, and Careers services and schemes available. 

What else is on offer? 

  • Have a free professional photo taken at our LinkedIn photo booth  
  • Take on the Careers buzz wire challenge and you could win a prize worth £100! 
  • Free goody bag for first 500 visitors.  
  • Free ice cream for the first 500 visitors to the Careers Expert Bar (or other Careers-led stand). 


At JobFest you can visit 3 zones: 


1. Part-time jobs fair 

We have a great line-up of organisations attending such as, Decathlon UK, John Lewis Partnership, McDonald’s, Reading Football Club and many more! 


2. Opportunities zone 

 Understand how you can expand your CV at Reading University. Explore volunteering roles and new on-campus opportunities such as Teach First, Reading University Students Union and UoR Global Recruitment.  


3. Careers zone 

Speak to our Careers Consultants to get Careers advice on CVs, job roles and interview tips at our Expert Bar. You can find an internship or placement through our Reading Internship Scheme or the Profession Placements team. You can speak to THRIVE to get a mentor or the RED Award to see how you can make the most of your time at Reading University. Don’t forget your free ice-cream token and LinkedIn profile photo!  


Find out more! 

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