It’s important to remember that there’s a lot more to University life than just going to classes, studying, and getting through exams. Whether it’s joining a sports team, a society, or becoming a class rep, there’s a lot of extra-curricular activities that you can participate in to enrich your university experience, especially at UoD.
It’s also important to keep your eyes on the prize. Why are you at university? What’s the end goal? Where do you want to get to in life? That’s where a bit of forward planning comes in.
Considering your future career can be a daunting task, but the amount of opportunities and roles out there should excite you, not scare you.
The University of Dundee has an excellent careers service and the School of Business has someone specially dedicated to keeping us up to date. Not only that, they can offer advice and guidance on applications and perfecting your CV.
The Scottish Graduate Fair 2017 is a great chance to open your eyes to what opportunities are out there.
The careers service colloborated with the School of Business to run a bus (free for students!!) from Dundee to Glasgow, where the fair is held.
At the fair there were over 70 graduate employers ready to inform prospective applicants about what they offer and give tips on the application process. It’s also a great chance to get a few freebies!
There are sessions dedicated to helping students perfect their CVs, ensuring you have the best chance of displaying your experience to an employer.
My advice to anyone attending a careers event is to talk to as many people as possible. It’s he best way to get an idea of the opportunities out there, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, as well as get tips and advice on the application process of whatever firms you might be interested in applying to.
Attending the fair has given me a clearer idea about what I want to do after graduating and consider the best route to get me there, so is an opportunity I’d recommend to anyone.