Thirty-three companies and over 300 students attended.
The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway hosted its annual Careers Fair on Monday 29th September from 17:00-19:30.
Over 300 students attended drawn from the departments of Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics, Physics and Electronic Engineering. Twenty-four student helpers volunteered to help set up and run the fair. Shirley Lunn and Alberto Paccanaro organised the fair.
Companies in attendance: Accenture, Alix Partners, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BDO UK LLP, Brightsight BV, British Airways, CGG, CGI, Computacenter, Deloitte LLP, DigiSeq, Dot Origin, EDT, Elevate Credit, Enterprise Holdings, Exaactly, Government Operational Research Team, IG, NCC, Nettoken, NHS, Nomura, Roke, Sky, Stroz Friedberg, Telegraph, Thames Water, TJX Europe (TK Maxx), Triometric, Visa, Willis Towers Watson, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, Youview.
According to the feedback received from companies and students, it was a huge success:
Thank you again for all your help yesterday and organising such an fantastic event!
I really enjoyed it!
Lani Swart (Corporate Graduate Recruitment, Nomura)
Just wanted to drop you a line to say that it was great to meet you on Monday at what was a really successful event from our perspective. They were a really engaged bunch of students, and we had some great conversations. We were able to take details of over 60 students that we will be inviting to apply for our year in industry placements when we go live with the adverts in February.
Thanks again for having us!
Ian Everett (Recruitment Manager, Elevate Credit International Ltd)
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to showcase our company to students, it was a very busy evening, and we had a lot of interest from students both for placement years and permanent employment.
Colin Tanner (CTO, DigiSeq)
See also some LinkedIn posts about our fair:
Our careers fair is one of the activities that we organise every year in order to further our employability agenda. We are very proud that the Times Good University Guide ranked us 4th in the UK for Graduate Prospects.