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Skills and briefing sessions

The Careers Service organises sessions that can help you learn about different career sectors, meet people doing roles you may be interested in, and improve your applications and performance at interview. Use the Diary to find details of the current programme.

Briefing sessions

These are a quick way to get up to speed with a new area. Delivered by Careers Advisers with specialist knowledge, they are a great starting place for understanding a sector and its recruitment landscape. Most Briefing Sessions happen in Michaelmas term, with a few more in Lent. Recent examples include Careers Briefings in: Commercial Law, Marketing Communications and PR, Consultancy, Investment Banking, Journalism TV and Film, Public Sector, Public Policy and Public Affairs, the Charity Sector, Insurance, and Patent Work.

Careers Panels and Talks

A chance to hear tips and advice from Alumni and others working in a specific area. Panels feature 3-6 participants explaining their career trajectory and giving pointers for getting into their field. They provide candid feedback on what working in a field is really like and give you a chance to ask questions and network with the participants. Recent Careers Panels and Talks have covered: Teaching, Graduate Management Programmes, Arts & Heritage Management, Working for the UN, Westminster Careers, and Careers Using Languages.

Employer-led skills sessions

Skills sessions delivered by employers are practical opportunities to learn how to succeed at different stages of the recruitment process: CV and application writing, applications for different sectors, commercial awareness, business etiquette, competency based interviews, case interviews, assessment centre skills, and negotiation.

Other sessions

We run sessions to help you prepare for assessment tests you may face at interview, such as ability tests in reasoning skills or numeracy. We also run sessions to help identify your skills and interests using personality and careers interest questionnaires.