CareersFest set to return for students making next move
THE hugely popular CareersFest event is set to return to Coventry to help students make the transition from university to work.
The festival aims to help boost employability with a range of workshops, events and activities for Coventry University Group students.
Vistors will have to the chance to build their work-ready skills and find out more about graduate opportunities available.
The four-day event, organised by Coventry University’s Careers department, will take place across the campus from October 16 to 19.
Themed careers cafes will offer advice on CV and application writing and exploring career options, while there will also be workshops around mock assessments, getting into teaching and networking events.
The headline event of the week is The Big Fair, a careers fair organised by CU Coventry and Coventry University Careers on Wednesday, October 17.
It is being sponsored by AO and Yazaki and will feature more than 65 exhibitors of local and national employers including Jaguar Land Rover , West Midlands Police, Severn Trent Water , Barratt Developments Plc, Ryanair, National Grid, Highways England, KPMG and the NHS Leadership Academy.
The employers will showcase placements, internships, volunteering roles and graduate positions available.
More than 3,500 students attended last year’s event, and the 2018 CareersFest is expected to be just as popular.
Aysha Abdullah, careers and employability manager at CU Coventry, said: “CareersFest is an excellent opportunity for Coventry University Group students to build their skills as they look to take a step on the career ladder.
“Our main event of the week, The Big Fair, will feature a huge number of employers who will be speaking to students about the opportunities they have on offer.”
Kyle Madden, employer engagement manager at Coventry University , added: “A variety of events are taking place across the week with the chance to network with employers from a wide range of industries and find out more about the variety of positions available.
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