Welcome to the Third Edition of the Spring 2021 Finalist Newsletter!
Whatever your situation, we’re here to help. In a careers appointment you can talk through any plans you might (or might not!) have. Don’t forget the support from us goes on after graduation for three years and we are open throughout the summer vacation.
Careers Appointments To book for quick careers queries or to check a careers document (CV/statement/cover letter) visit our website here
For careers consultations (30 minute appointments to discuss your plans) please call 01509 222039.
The virtual fairs replicate a sophisticated job fair simulation environment that enables you to have real-time interaction with recruiters, including video chat when enabled, from leading companies and organizations.
The EFMD Global Virtual Fairs are open to both Loughborough University students and alumni, and will take place over the course of five days, from April 19-23. The event will feature multiple sector, profile and geographic-specific fairs all on a single platform in a pavilion-style format.
When asked about the primary influence on their career choice, 63% of student respondents said their passion for the role/sector – compared to just 24% who said future earning potential. But what if students are struggling to locate their passion? Here are a series of articles that might just provide some inspiration.
Loughborough University's Talent Match Scheme offers current finalists the opportunity to gain work experience through work projects and internships hosted by various organisations (SMEs and Start-ups).
The scheme aims to help you to gain experience in a desired sector, take part in key events and workshops and we'll provide you with support (in the form of CV and application reviews, interview preparation and tailored resources) from our dedicated members of the Careers Network team (Talent Match Coordinators).
To find out more, join us at our Virtual Talent Match Internships Scheme Information Session on Tuesday 13th April, 6pm. Book your spot: here
Revealed: the best companies to work for (and how to get a job with them)
An annual ranking of organisations has revealed the best purpose-led companies to work for in 2021 – and most have vacancies, find out who they are here!
EVOLVE PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Deadline: Monday 22nd March 2021 (11.59pm)
Are you a current finalist student with an existing business or developed idea? Want support for taking this to the next level and / or becoming start-up fund ready?
Our new-look, virtual Evolve programme will provide you with the support, structure and practical time you need to really interrogate, test and validate any developed idea(s) connected to your business.
Offering you 1:1 mentoring and peer-to-peer support, this 8-week programme will help you to turn your developed idea(s) into the real-deal, taking your new or existing business to the next level and helping you to become funding ready.
Interested in taking part? Apply here by Monday 29th March to be considered for this exciting opportunity!
LEN LinkedIn Group
Did you know LEN have a LinkedIn Group?
We have over 800 members from a range of backgrounds within our community! What can you expect from the group?
We keep our community updated with upcoming opportunities – both here at Loughborough, Loughborough London and exciting external events.
You will also hear from LEN legends (who share their experiences, tips, and tricks) with our new ‘LEN LinkedIn Takeovers!’
The Studio is our award-winning graduate start-up programme, designed to give recent graduates the best possible environment to launch their business and watch it fly. We aim to help ambitious entrepreneurs by providing: free workspace; start-up training and community events; coaching and mentoring; connections to experienced founders and experts; profile raising opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for our next Studio intake. To find out more, and express your interest in joining the programme, please visit us here.
On Demand Presentations
We keep adding to our range of on demand presentations. Don’t miss out getting valuable insights into a range of topics including Networking, CVs, exploring further study and finding opportunities. All available on theCA007 Learn module.
Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of your skillsets with a focus on ‘work readiness’ in a post-pandemic business world.
The Skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability, Digital Competency and Workplace Basics. This framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a globalised and ever-changing workplace, preparing you with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international team, approach the job-market with confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ technologies.https://pagodaprojects.com/course-free-registration-feb-2021
The National Student Survey (NSS) offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough.
By taking part in the survey, you’ll be helping future students make the right choices about where and what to study.
No one knows the University better than you, so your opinions about being a student at Loughborough are really important. https://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/nss/
Ever wondered what Lboro’s graduates do?
Visit the LinkedIn Alumni page and search for graduates in roles or organisations of interest. You can search for specific roles or organisations and ask questions about their roles, organisation or their career journey to date. You will need a LinkedIn account to access this group.
Log onto Linked In
Click on Lboro logo
Click Alumni tab
Use search to narrow results https://www.linkedin.com/school/loughborough-university/people/
Personalised support to achieve a top graduate job?
If you are a first or penultimate year undergraduate student from Birmingham or the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Haringey and Islington, you may be eligible for support from the award winning social mobility organisation, upReach.
upReach's new programme Building Success is sponsored by property developer Argent LLP and provides free employability skills support worth up to £900. This includes; CV and application reviews, exclusive mentoring, insight days, and work experience opportunities with a range of employers to help you secure competitive internships & Graduate Jobs.
Spaces are limited, so apply now here to avoid missing out. Check here for eligibility.
– recordings now available
If you missed attending some of the fabulous events that took place over March, you can now watch them at your leisure for example various employer presentations, Careers in ….. (a number of different sectors) and Starting your own business.
Competition for Creative Writers!
Every year The Times and Chicken House Books run their Children’s Fiction Competition, for unpublished and unagented writers of fiction for readers aged 7 to 18. To celebrate our anniversary they' have joined forces to offer an extra prize - the IET 150 Award.
The prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract) and an offer of representation by a top literary agent.
We’re looking for original ideas, a fresh voice, a diverse range of entries and stories that children will love! The IET recognises the positive value of diversity and we welcome and encourage entries from everybody, regardless of their background.
The competition will close for entries on 14 May 2021 at 11.59pm GMT.
The winner will be announced at our celebratory event in October 2021. For full details, FAQs and entry tips, please visit the competition website. You can find the terms and conditions via the website too.
Whether you know which career sector you would like to work in, or are still exploring your options, you will find links to a whole range of websites on our Career areas web page.
If you are struggling finding roles consider following the below steps:
Explore career options by checking out some key websites that you may find useful to find roles related to your degree.
If you want to view a full range of websites applicable to you go to the Options with your degree page on the Careers Network website, select your school, select your course and then click on the ‘Resources to find experience, placements, and graduate jobs’ tab to see job search resources relevant to your course.
Finally, don't forget that you can always speak to a member of the Careers Network Team by booking an appointment via Careers Online.
Looking for something niche? Go to Prospects job profiles and find the closest match for the job role you are looking for. Then scroll down to the ‘Employers’ section to see links to search for related roles.