Posted on 30/10/2009
Jacqui Rawlings from Research in Motion offers advice
Finding that elusive dream job can be a tough and sometimes demoralising task. To help students in their quest, the Careers Service at Royal Holloway, University of London held their annual Careers Fair on 28 October in The Picture Gallery. The Fair provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from a range of organisations - including Procter & Gamble, Logica, the College of Law and Teach First.
The Fair is a major event on the Careers Service’s calendar: a great opportunity to learn more about potential career choices and tips on how to secure some of the various graduate schemes on offer. There were 22 organisations at the event - such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan, and the FSA – and the newly-established Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs were also in attendance, offering advice to those considering self-employment as a career. With representatives from such a variety of career paths, there was something for everyone at the Fair.
Virginia Laverack, Careers Information Officer at the College, commented, “The exhibitors were pleased with the number of students they met. As usual they really enjoyed the venue.” Ashley Hever, from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, was impressed with the event, adding, “It was especially enjoyable to meet students from a range of courses and year of study."
Representing PricewaterhouseCoopers, Laura Cobb, advises: “To be successful, students need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the business and show they have done thorough research. They must realise they can transfer many skills gained at university through team work, running societies and project management, and through any work experience, all of which can increase their employability.”
For more information about the Careers Service at Royal Holloway, visit: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/careers