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Design Your Future Workshops

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Our Design Your Future Workshops provide the opportunity to develop skills and abilities to aid you on your career journey.

We understand that students will be at different stages in their career planning so have created a programme that can help you at any stage of the process. See the tabs below for details of each session and how to book your place!

These sessions are delivered in the form of online workshops hosted by one of our advisers on Blackboard Collaborate or via Microsoft Teams.

All sessions are between 30 and 60 minutes. You can book on to a session via the Events Calendar on MyCareer; simply search the name of the workshop to see when and how they will be hosted.

 

Discover who you are...

Find my why

How your values, interests and personality are the key to your career choice

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Stand out

How to identify your skills and stand out to employers

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Explore your options...

Exploring the graduate job market

How to research the graduate job market during COVID and beyond

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Considering postgraduate study

Learn more about postgraduate study and what you can expect in terms of options, funding and employment

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Plan and prepare...

Making effective Career decisions

Learn more about overcoming the barriers to effective decision making and examine the career decision making process

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Career Planning - Getting started

Get started with your career planning, through looking at self assessment, research, experimentation, decision making and recruitment

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From concept to customer

A student enterprise guide to small business start up, ideal for those who want to launch their own business or find out more about the practicalities

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Take action...

Video and Phone Interviews

This masterclass shows how to improve your interview skills, what to expect, how to prepare and gives examples of good and bad interview responses

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Finding & securing work experience

Explore the work experience opportunities that are available to you during your time at university and for up to 12 months after you graduate

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Cracking online assessments

Learn more about different types of tests and how to prepare. You will also have the opportunity to practise answering typical questions

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Need a quick introduction to a topic? Our Discover... workshop series has been recorded so you can access them at any time. Click on the links below to watch the 10 minute videos.

Discover...CVs

Discover...CVs

Our Discover...CVs workshop provides the key principles for building an effective and professional CV.

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Discover...Covering Letters

Discover...Covering Letters

Our Discover...Covering Letters workshop provides the key principles for writing a covering letter with impact.

View it here
Discover...Interviews

Discover...Interviews

Our Discover...Interviews workshop includes information on types of interview and what is being assessed.

View it here
Discover...Applications

Discover...Applications

Our Discover...Applications workshop will help you understand the purpose of an application form and highlight any common questions.

View it here

The Careers and Employability Service offers a workshop for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, or long-term health condition. This workshop explores disclosure and support in the graduate recruitment process and in the workplace.

It covers:

  • an overview of the Equality Act 2010
  • your rights as an applicant or employee
  • whether and when to disclose your disability and how to present it positively
  • You will also have the opportunity to discuss concerns and ask questions

We are currently unable to host our workshop in person so we have created a recorded version which can be viewed on our Disability, SpLD & Long-Term Health Conditions webpage. You can also attend a live webinar version; dates will be advertised soon on our MyCareer Events Calendar.


If you need any further support please contact careers@southampton.ac.uk and book an audio or video appointment with an adviser.

 

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