Week of events to boost career credentials

A week of special activities and events is being hosted by the University of Wolverhampton to enable students to boost their career credentials and gain new skills.

The first Career Development Week will take place from 13-17 February 2017, with over 200 events and activities taking place across all areas of the University.

Sessions include a BBC bootcamp, language tasters, acting and dance workshops, drone flying, coaching and First Aid qualifications, field trips, conferences, a datafest, open Art School sessions, social media workshops and creative writing sessions. 

Students will also be able to add value to their CVs through workshops on interview skills, pitching, networking and communication. Five subject based careers fairs will also take place throughout the week. A range of employers will be on campus offering opportunities such as part-time jobs, placement opportunities, international and volunteering options.

Dr Richard Medcalf,Associate Dean (Academic Enhancement), said: “We are really looking forward to hosting Career Development Week across the University. We believe this to be one of the largest and most wide-ranging enrichment weeks of its kind in Higher Education - 5,000 bookings have been made for sessions hosted by all of our Faculties and the Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace department. There are no lectures during Career Development Week to enable students to dedicate their time to enhancing their CVs and boosting their skills, as well as having fun and gaining new experiences.

“As the University of Opportunity, we are committed to enhancing our students’ employability and supporting them to gain real world experience, which is why 96% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after leaving us.”

For more information, visit: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/cdw

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Thursday, 09 February 2017

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