January Employability Week

Students from the School of Law battled through the snow to turn out for our ‘January Employability Week’ – and the feedback illustrates that their efforts were not in vain and that we were on target in meeting their needs.  Here are just some of the comments:

 ‘Excellent event’
‘Really good event. Variety of scenarios from insight into team challenges to greeting with handshake.’
‘How to sell yourself in interviews is important. How to express your qualities without sounding arrogant.’
‘I found the event very informative and useful.’
‘Overall I found it very beneficial, especially how to achieve a fair balance of personalities in DISC.’
‘It was an eye-opening experience and very enjoyable.’

A number of interactive events ranging from  interview techniques and CV workshops to Graduate Attributes (i.e. how to survive networking, placements and assessment centres) and tips for the Civil Service application process.  This week also saw the opening of applications for law students who are interested in volunteering at the Personal Support Unit, at the Cardiff Civil Justice Centre.  Dr Jon Howden-Evans, Deputy Head of the School of Law and the College’s Director of Employability commented “Once again we have been impressed by the engagement of our students and the passion they have for entering the legal profession, they have demonstrated their commitment  and seized the opportunities".