ABERcareers and Events

ABERcareers is our on-line portal that gives you very easy access to our services and a whole lot more, such as:

  • Programme of employer-led events – bookable through the portal
  • Full programme of career and skills webinars – also bookable through the portal
  • Vacancy database with over 7,000 vacancies for all kinds of work opportunities across the globe
  • Access to interviews with Careers Consultants
  • Enquiries function for all your questions
  • Information on integrated industrial year schemes and placement vacancies
  • Resources and information to help you with your career planning

Simply login using your university username and password.  This video gives you a quick overview of the system.

Many of our workshops and events are now pre-recorded as webinars, or will be delivered as live webinars with recordings of some sessions being made available to you afterwards.  See what we have to offer you:

Career and Skills Webinars - Live Events

Career and Skills Webinars 2021

The Careers Service is running a series of live webinars to boost your employability skills during these challenging times. All webinars will be 30 minutes with a 10minute Q&A unless otherwise stated. Webinars will be running live on MS Teams. For more information and to book a place please visit www.aber.ac.uk/ABERcareers and use the search drop down menu to find and select events. 

 

Thurs 28th January, 2pm, Disclosure and adjustments: your rights

This session will discuss the rights of disabled students in the recruitment process, and cover the Equality Act 2010, how to disclose and how to ask employers for adjustments.

 

Mon 1st February, 11am, Applying for part-time work in Aberystwyth

Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally. Where can you look? What can help your application stand out from the crowd?

 

Wed 3rd February, 11am, Introduction to the Careers Service

This webinar will provide a guide to the services available to students and graduates from the University’s Careers Service.

 

Tues 9th February 11am, Applying for graduate schemes and placements when you have a disability

Graduate schemes can be quite daunting to apply to and even more so if you have a disability. This session will help you approach and navigate the various stages of graduate scheme applications.

 

Tues 9th February, 2pm, Finding remote internships and work experience

This session will explore a range of work experience opportunities to boost your career potential.  What could you be doing this summer?  Come along and find out…

 

Wed 10th February, 11am, Applying for jobs - all you need to know about the application process for work placements and graduate jobs

From online application forms to CVs and covering letters, you’ll find out what you need to do to get shortlisted and to stop yourself being sifted out of the recruitment process.

 

Mon 15th February, 11am, Creative networking

Networking is a great way to find out about opportunities, get yourself noticed and develop valuable contacts.  This session will give you an insight into building, establishing and approaching your network.

 

Mon 22nd February, 11.30am, Introduction to interviews and assessment centres

Got an interview soon or been asked to attend an assessment centre? Interviews are designed to assess if you are the right candidate for the job. An assessment centre (or assessment day) is a combination of tasks and activities that test your suitability for the job.  This session aims to inform candidates of the knowledge they should take into an interview room and assessment centre so you can demonstrate your potential to graduate employers.

 

Thurs 25th February, 2pm, Thinking about doing a Masters?

This informative session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study, how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process.

 

Wed 3rd March, 2pm, Working abroad – everything you need to know about making the most of opportunities for students and graduates overseas

This session will look at opportunities for working in other countries and the best resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas.

 

Mon 8th March, 6pm, Creating your own job

This event will explore the possibility of you using your knowledge and interests as a basis for you developing a career as a freelancer or founder of your own business or social enterprise.

 

Thurs 11th March, 2pm, Interviews and disclosure

Interviews can be challenging, especially if you are a disabled student. This session will help you to prepare for interviews, including requesting adjustments and how to answer interview questions.

 

Mon 15th March, 12pm, Are you clueless about your career?

Not got a clue which occupation you should aim for? Choosing the next step is about being well-informed.  This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help to aid you in choosing the next step.

 

Tues 16th March, 11am, LinkedIn for students

This interactive workshop will take you through the process of building your profile and demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network and connect with employers.

 

Mon 26th April, 11am, Smaller Businesses – a positive career choice for Graduates?

Get to know the particular issues and opportunities available when working in a smaller business and how Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) recruit and employ graduates.

 

Please note, workshop dates and times are subject to change, for up to date information and to book your place please visit ABERCareers

Recorded Career and Skills Webinars

A range of pre-recorded webinars are available to you at any time that suits you best.  See below for the full list.  Shorter recordings of the highlights of some of our live webinars will also be added to this listing, so keep returning to see what's new!

Introduction to Interviews and Assessment Centres (MS Stream) - This session aims looks at the knowledge that should be taken into an interview room and assessment centre so you can demonstrate your potential to graduate employers.

Thinking about doing a Masters (MS Stream) - Is further study the right option for you and your future career? This session will explore finding the right course, the application process and funding options.

Finding remote internships and work experience (MS Stream) - This session explores a range of work experience opportunities to boost your career potential.  What could you be doing this summer? 

Creative Networking (MS Stream) - Networking is a great way to find out about opportunities, get yourself noticed and develop valuable contacts.  This session will give you an insight into building, establishing and approaching your network.

Applying for jobs - all you need to know about the application process for work placements and graduate jobs (MS Stream) - From online application forms to CVs and covering letters, you’ll find out what you need to do to get shortlisted and to stop yourself being sifted out of the recruitment process.

Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth (MS Stream) - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally. Where can you look? What can help your application stand out from the crowd.

CVS Part 1 - CV Structure (MS Stream) - This pre-recorded webinar will give you the lowdown on the structure of a CV.

CVs Part 2 - marketing your skills effectively (MS Stream) - This webinar will take you through the key content you need to include on your CV and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

LinkedIn Part 1 - Building your profile (Panopto) - This pre-recorded session will take you through the process of building your LinkedIn profile and cover all the basics you need to get started.

LinkedIn Part 2 - Using LinkedIn to network and research jobs (Panopto) - This interactive session will demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network, connect with employers online and find job opportunities.

Introduction to the eMentoring scheme (Panopto) - This brief video demonstrates how our online eMentoring scheme works, from signing up to finding and contacting a mentor. Take a look at examples of mentor profiles and find out how having a mentor can help with both career planning and gaining valuable insight into a job sector.

Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth (MS Stream) - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally. Where can you look? What can help your application stand out from the crowd?

PGT - Planning your year (MS Stream) - With the tight schedule associated with a year of study at Masters level, this session explores what you might need to do at certain points in the year, to stay on track with your career planning, ready to move into your ideal role come graduation.

Help! I'm a graduate, what next? (MS Stream) - In this webinar, we will look at the next steps you will need to consider on your career path and the support that is available to you.

Sourcing Graduate Opportunities (MS Stream)- This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search.  

Getting into teaching; making a teaching application (Panopto) - This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.

In a career dilemma? (MS Stream) - This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help to support you in planning your next step.

Masterclass in Career Planning (MS Stream) - Gain a good understanding of your skills, interests and motivations to help you develop ideas and strategies to direct your job / further study search and find a career that is rewarding and purposeful to you.

Boosting Career Resilience (MS Stream) - Resilience is a quality welcomed by employers; it often forms part of the recruitment process. Today’s graduates need to demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude to overcome setback. If you are not sure where to begin, this session will outline some useful strategies.

PGT - Marketing your Masters (MS Stream) - This webinar explores how you can market your studies on your CV and in applications to show the wide range of skills development gained through your studies that makes you the ideal candidate.

"Tell me your story" - how to develop your career narrative (MS Stream) - This session explores the power of stories in a careers context and guides you through the principles of developing your own good story for different purposes.

 

Employer Events

Students visiting a Careers Fair

Attending an employer event is an excellent way to find out about the world of work, direct from industry professionals. It's also an invaluable opportunity to build your confidence when meeting employers, and develop important skills such as commercial awareness and networking. There are many different event formats, and something for everyone!

If you are an Aberystwyth University student or graduate, please regularly visit the 'Events' section of ABERcareers for details of all upcoming events. 

All Wales Virtual Careers Fair

All Wales Virtual Careers Fair on the 1st March 2021

We have partnered with the other Universities in Wales, top employers and a host of organisations, to bring you the first ever All Wales Virtual Careers Fair!

On Monday 1 March 2021, thousands of students and graduates will be visiting the Fair. With leading national and international employers from a range of sectors, course providers and careers consultants and advisers, there will be something for everyone.

  • Build your professional network and put your questions to recruiters
  • Improve your CV writing skills and get top tips for interviews
  • Explore career pathways
  • Discover what it really takes to make an application stand out
  • Make direct applications to open roles
  • Access exclusive content by joining live workshops and presentations

All you need to do is register and get ready to join us!

Not sure how to prepare for the Fair? Watch the recording of Prepping for the All Wales Virtual Career Fair, a webinar exclusively for students and graduates of Universities in Wales, run by Alexa Shoen, founder of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS

 

Entrepreneurship

Never thought about being entrepreneurial?  

Don't think that self-employment is your kind of thing?

You'd be surprised how many sectors now need people to think more creatively about how they are working.  Being freelance is a recognised way ahead for many occupations these days, not just for the creative and preforming arts but also in such areas as computing, engineering, environment and sustainability, animal and equine sciences, education, modern languges, research, and so much more.

 

Check out our AberPreneurs web page to find out more about freelancing and taking an entrepreneurial approach to your future career.

eMentoring

eMentoring is a great way of finding previous graduates who've been along exactly the same path as you.  Get direct one-to-one advice and information from those who've done it already and found their way into roles and sectors that interest you.

So find out how to build your network and register for our eMentoring system.