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Career Clinics and Career Consultations

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details: www.gcu.ac.uk/careers

Book a consultation with a careers adviser and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

To book a longer careers consultation, make an appointment at the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building, or contact them by email: studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk

Daiwa Scholarship Programme 2018 – apply now for 6 month work placement in Japan.

06/10/2017

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Diawa Scholarships 2018

A unique 19 month programme of language study, work placement and home stay in Japan:

  • Japanese language study in the UK and Japan
  • Home stay with a Japanese family outside Tokyo
  • Work placement(s) with an organisation or company based in Tokyo
  • The Foundation covers tuition fees and living expenses as well as other benefits.

For more information visit the Diawa Foundation website or call: 020 7486 4348

Apply by Thursday 7th December 2017.

 

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Back by popular demand! Extra Drop-Ins for quick careers queries w/b 9th October

05/10/2017

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We get it – it’s the start of the new term and everyone wants to see a careers adviser! Well, to make your life slightly easier we’re freeing up even more time so that you can meet with an adviser much quicker – it’s ideal if you have a straightforward careers related query that you need answering.

For an extra week from Monday 9th October, more Drop-In sessions are available 12-2pm. There’s no need to pre-book, just pop along to the Careers Service in the Campus Lounge and we’ll see you on a first come, first served basis – see you then!

Want to Work In The USA For The Summer? Camp America Presentation 5th October.

28/09/2017

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When: Thursday 5th October 2017

Where: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 1, University of Glasgow, University Avenue G12 8QR

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

This information session will let you find out everything you need to know about working on a summer camp in the USA! Try something different; experience a new culture; meet, work and play with folk from across the world.

Not only will you spend an amazing summer doing something fun and exciting, you’ll also be benefiting your future at the same time! Camp America is recognised by employers and academic institutions across the world, so it will be a great addition to your CV and help make you stand out from all the other applicants. Not only will it demonstrate that you had the drive to do something different with your summer, but it will also show independence, responsibility and ambition. Camp America can help you become a role model, a leader and a team player – perhaps without you even noticing!

More information about Camp America can be found by clicking here.

Got a Quick Careers Query? Extra Drop-In Sessions Available – No Booking Required!

27/09/2017

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We get it – it’s the start of the new term and everyone wants to see a careers adviser! Well, to make your life slightly easier we’re freeing up some extra time so that you can meet with an adviser much quicker – it’s ideal if you have a straightforward careers related query that you need answering.

So from Thursday 28th September until Friday 6th October, extra Drop-In sessions are available 12-2pm. There’s no need to pre-book, just pop along to the Careers Service in the Campus Lounge and we’ll see you on a first come, first served basis – see you then!

Career Conversation Series: Jaguar Land Rover Recruitment Event.

27/09/2017

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When: Friday 6th October 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Where: Careers Area, Campus Lounge, 1st Floor George Moore Building

Career Conversation with Jaguar Land Rover: all students are invited to this fantastic recruitment event! Come along and find out about the graduate and undergraduate opportunities available across Engineering, Business and IT disciplines:

  • Product Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Commercial Engineering
  • Engineering Quality
  • Design
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Sales & Services
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Property

Jaguar Land Rover will also have two brand new cars on campus for the first time! For more information on a career with one of the world’s top brands click here.

 

Grads in Games: Search For a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star – a challenge for Games Development Students.

26/09/2017

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2018 Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star challenges

Designed by leading studios to mimic a standard games industry recruitment process, we’re inviting programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students to show off your skills. You’ll create impressive games and polished, game-ready assets, all to impress and win job & internship interviews with top UK studios who want to nurture your talents.

Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star is a student game development challenge run by leading games industry recruitment agency, Aardvark Swift, along with top UK studios. Students at every year of university education are invited to compete, with Search for a Star designed for students in their final year or on Masters courses, and Sumo Digital Rising Star for students who aren’t yet in their final year.

Previous finalists graduated into jobs with studios including Playground Games, Sumo Digital, nDreams, BossAlien Frontier Developments, Skymoons Interactive, Sony Interactive and Coatsink!

  • Winners receive a job interview with a leading game development studio;
  • Build your portfolio and improve skills by receiving personalised feedback from professionals in your field from every stage of the challenge;
  • Win big prizes donated by the industry! Last year’s loot hoard included state of the art AMD graphics cards and Allegorithmic art software licenses;
  • Develop a games project using a real brief and have your work showcased in front of some of the UK’s leading games studios;

For more information on the competition click here, and to apply click here.  

Closing date for entry is Monday 11th December 2018.

 

 

New Careers Lunchtime Sessions Announced!

22/09/2017

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They’re back – two of our popular Careers Lunchtime Sessions make a return in October!

Careers Lunchtime Session 1: Find out more about graduate training programmes

When: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Where: Careers Area, Campus Lounge, Level 1 George Moore Building

Find out more about graduate training programmes – come along and find out where to find them, information on the recruitment process, and what you can expect once you’re on one. The session is very informal so feel free to bring along your lunch!

 

Careers Lunchtime Session 2  – Applying for Post Graduate Courses

When: Wednesday 25th October

Time: 12:00 -12:30

Where: Careers Area, Campus Lounge, Level 1 George Moore Building

Come along and find out more about applying for a post graduate course. Find out about the different types of courses, what to think about when choosing one, and what you need to know when applying. The session is very informal so feel free to bring along your lunch!