What Other Careers Support is Available?
The University Careers Development Unit
The University's Careers Development Unit, www.bangor.ac.uk/careers/, offers guidance and support; so whether you are a final year student wanting help with job search or postgraduate applications, or a first or second year student looking for vacation opportunities, first class support is on hand. This support is administered by providing, for example:
Guidance-on forward planning, making choices, postgraduate study, job hunting skills (e.g., CVs and application forms) and finding vacation work. A Drop-In service is available for short enquiries (e.g., CV checking) or as your first port of call to getting started. If you wish, you can also arrange to see a careers adviser on a one to one basis.
Workshops and Seminars-these cover a wide range of topics, including preparing for interviews and presentation skills. You can also sit an aptitude test similar to that run by many graduate employers and get individual feedback on your scores. Book in at Reception.
The workshops also provide information on what graduates do, employers and vacancies, vacation work, postgraduate study and funding, voluntary work, overseas opportunities, taking time out, reference books, take away literature. (Self-help, open-access provision but help is available if needed.)
A Computer Suite-you can the interactive computer program PROSPECTS PLANNER as a useful first step in your career planning and job hunting. We also have computer-based employer and course databases and practice selection tests, plus, of course, access to the Internet.
Assistance in Finding Work - for example:
- details of employer visits to Bangor
- vacancy information: immediate and future vacancy bulletins, take away employers' directories;
- information on help for job-seeking graduates
- employers' files, videos and web-sites, information booklets
- careers fair and talks-opportunities to learn about job areas and opportunities directly from employers
These facilities are entirely at your disposal as a student here at Bangor, but even after you have left, you are not alone, and are encouraged to keep in regular contact with the unit.