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Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here! 
Welcome to the 
Careers and 
Employability Centre 
Advice and informatio...
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here! 
How do students spend their time?
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here! 
But you can also… 
• Meet a broad range of people 
• Gain valuable work ...
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here! 
• Part time work 
• Voluntary work 
• Internships 
• Clubs & societies 
...
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here!
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here!
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here! 
1. Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector 
and show...
Signpost session: 
Career planning – start here!
Signpost session: Career planning 
sessions this term for International Students 
8th October 12-1pm – Job Search Strategy...
Signpost session:Career planning 
Questions?
Signpost session:Career planning 
Questions? 
• Careers Advisers available daily (10-5pm). 
• Call in for CV advice, perso...
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International Students Signpost Session

Presentation for international students on career planning at University of Sussex Careers and Employability Centre, September 2014

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International Students Signpost Session

  1. 1. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre Advice and information on how you can develop your skills and experience whilst studying, including getting involved with student societies, volunteering and other extra curricular activities.
  2. 2. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! How do students spend their time?
  3. 3. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! But you can also… • Meet a broad range of people • Gain valuable work experience • Develop ‘employability’ skills
  4. 4. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! • Part time work • Voluntary work • Internships • Clubs & societies • Placements • Personal Development for example L2L and Start Up Sussex
  5. 5. Signpost session: Career planning – start here!
  6. 6. Signpost session: Career planning – start here!
  7. 7. Signpost session: Career planning – start here! 1. Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector and show your commitment (BPS, Law Society, ACCA) 2. Sign up with Gradlink (Africa, India, China, Malaysia) the CBBC, UKIBC or other relevant business council. 3. Get involved with extra curricula activities and societies Start now!
  8. 8. Signpost session: Career planning – start here!
  9. 9. Signpost session: Career planning sessions this term for International Students 8th October 12-1pm – Job Search Strategy Whether you are looking for a job in the UK or elsewhere in the world, this session will provide you with some strategies to improve your chances of success. 15th October 12.30 -1.30 pm – Apply your skills in the workplace Skills are transferable. Being clear about the skills you have developed at Sussex, and knowing how to describe them, will help you identify suitable work and apply. 29th October 12-1pm – Communicating with confidence Come and discover how to communicate effectively with employers including completing application forms, designing CVs and attending interviews.
  10. 10. Signpost session:Career planning Questions?
  11. 11. Signpost session:Career planning Questions? • Careers Advisers available daily (10-5pm). • Call in for CV advice, personal statements, cover letters etc. • Talks – working part time, CVs etc. • Events - Careers Fair 5th Nov 2014 • International students newsletter • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers

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