Many people fear that despite years of study and plenty of money spent, their time in higher education will be fruitless after graduating. Will you get a job in the field you studied in? Will your salary be worth the expense on tuition fees? And, are there enough jobs to go around? The questions can be endless and frankly are enough to keep any potential student embarking on a course up at night!
Well, essentially there is no guarantee but choosing a supportive and forward-thinking educational institution is a good place to start.
Leicester’s own Leicester Castle Business School is an excellent example of one such institution. So, how do they prepare their students for the world of work?
Support, support and plenty of support that’s how! Offering opportunities to gain vital skills and professional experience to help you secure your ideal job, all students and recent graduates benefit from unique one-to-one and group coaching sessions, both face-to-face and over the telephone. Offered by DMU’s dedicated careers and employability team, the service is more than a bit of help with your CV.
Ongoing support includes a personal development plan to track your progress when working with their careers mentor. Students can also complete a Professional Skills Award which recognises the skills and knowledge students might have developed during their academic study – all of which helps students to secure employment after graduation.
What’s more, all Leicester Castle Business School students and graduates can automatically access their online career portal, MyGateway, making it easy to:
· Browse thousands of graduate-level jobs and training schemes in the UK and overseas, as well as placements, internships and part-time jobs
· Book an appointment with a member of the Careers and Employability Team
· Receive guidance and support from an industry mentor
· Sign up for placements
· Submit careers queries online 24/7
· Book a place at employer events and careers fairs
· Consult our Careers Success Guide covering job hunting, CV writing, references, application forms and interviews
· Maintain a record of their participation in employability development activities
If you’re interested in developing yourself and your career, check out course options here.