Career planning was top of Middlesex’s agenda in February, with the Hendon campus hosting a series of employability boosting events for students and a conference aimed at north London’s careers advisors.
The focus for current students was ‘Employability Week’ a 5-day programme of workshops and advice sessions, with students urged to focus on their long-term goals as soon as they begin life at university.
Sessions included ‘creating a first impression’, ‘networking’ and ‘career planning’, with students also given the opportunity to hear from large employers like GSK, Walt Disney and Apple.
The University’s Careers Conference welcomed professional careers advisors from local schools and colleges who learned about recent developments in higher education and debated how to give the best possible advice to young people.
Lucy Everest, Middlesex University’s Director of Student Marketing and Recruitment said: “Students and their parents are more focussed than ever on how university will help them move up the career ladder and we need to ensure that clear advice is available while students are choosing their university, during university then through to graduation and beyond.”
“Middlesex is introducing a wide range of initiatives that will boost the employability of our students and alumni, and events like our careers advisors conference help us share knowledge about the support young people need before they leave school.”
Photo caption: A student practices and gets feedback on his ‘elevator pitch’ inside an elevator, during Employability Week.