A series of seminars and workshops designed by industry professional, employers and specialist speakers investing their time to help you stand out from the crowd. Come along and network, enhance your employability and learn how to make the most of your skills and experience in an increasingly competitive jobs market.

You can choose any or all of the seminars below:

Day 1 – Monday 4th June

A day with Goldman Sachs
Monday 4th June 10.00am-5.00pm, Room: M303 Marylebone

Join the Career Development Centre Consultants alongside a large team of key professionals from Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading investment banks, investing their time for the entire day to offer expert advice, tips and information regarding CVs, Commercial Awareness and Interviews.

Note: you can book the three sessions separately or attend all three.

These sessıons are ınformal advıce only and not part of or lınked to the Goldman Sachs ıntervıew recruıtment process.

Dress code: smart/casual, no jeans or traıners.

CV’s                                                                      

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm, Room: M303 Marylebone

Ever wondered how to target your CV, so it makes it onto the “definitely invite to interview” pile? Bring your up to date CV with you to this interactive workshop led by Professionals from Goldman Sachs and Career Development Centre for essential CV advice and feedback (whether you see yourself at Goldman Sachs or not!)

Commercial Awareness

Time: 12.45pm – 2.30pm, Room: M303 Marylebone

Are you about to start applying for internships or graduate roles? Chances are you will be required to demonstrate commercial awareness throughout the entire recruitment and selection process. To give yourself the edge in a competitive graduate market, come along to this interactive session and find out why employers value students and graduates with commercial awareness, how you can demonstrate it in your applications and gain tips on how to develop your commercial awareness. Hear first hand from the professionals at Goldman Sachs, so come along and improve your employment prospects!

Successful Interview Techniques

Time: 3.00-4.45pm, Room: M303 Marylebone

Nervous at interview? Little or no experience of it? Come along to gain some top tips, improve your interview skills and methods. This seminar will focus on the preparation and techniques needed for achieving success in job interviews enriched with genuine stories of good and bad interview practice. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a mock interview scenarios with the professionals from Goldman Sachs and practice answering some typical interview questions.

 

Day 2- Tuesday 5th June

Leadership Skills

Time:  10.00am-12.00pm, Room: Cayley 152 Regent Street

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership and the qualities that make a good leader.  Compare graduate leadership, educational leadership and leadership in business. Demonstrate your own leadership potential and recognise this in others. Come along to get thinking about leadership skills, competencies and how the apply for Graduate programmes/opportunities. (Delivered Alice Reilly, University Recruitment Officer, Teach First)

Using Social Media to job hunt and build professional relationships

Time: 1.00-3.00pm, Room: CG28 Marylebone

With more than 450 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social networking site for professionals but are you using it to your advantage?  It can build your brand and get you noticed by potential employers and key influencers.

Aimee Bateman built her successful career using LinkedIn. Throughout this session she shares with you her learning and demonstrates how you can use LinkedIn to get noticed by the people that matter.  You will learn how to job hunt effectively by optimising your profile, showcasing your brand and value, and making and maintaining connections.

Session outcomes

This course will enable you to:

  • Optimise your online profile and build your personal brand
  • Network effectively and get noticed
  • Showcase your value to potential recruiters and LinkedIn members, and use LinkedIn to its full potential

Delivered by Aimee Bateman, Founder/Host of Careercake.com | Recruiter | Careers Speaker and Coach. Aimee’s accolades include Talent and Innovation winner at the 2013 Institute of Director Awards and Canmol, New Marketer of the Year 2013. Her success has seen her front a number of TV programmes recently as ‘the recruitment expert’ across BBC channels.

Psychometric Testing Session 1

Time: 3.30-4.45pm, Room: MG14 Marylebone

Apptitude Digital Solutions will use new software and tablets to deliver a crash course in aptitude tests. Trial the new App to gain understanding on what employers want from aptitude tests and what to expect from some of the most popular test formats.

A maximum of 24 students can sit the test per session, you may only book one session. Due to the popularity, early booking is recommended.

Delivered by Michael Blakley, one of the co-founders of Apptitude Digital Solutions a technology company that is digitalising the recruitment and assessment world using innovative Apps. Michael is an experienced recruitment consultant who has worked with various clients over the past 5 years.

Psychometric Testing Session 2

Time: 4.45-6pm, Room: MG14 Marylebone

Apptitude Digital Solutions will use new software and tablets to deliver a crash course in aptitude tests. Trial the new App to gain understanding on what employers want from aptitude tests and what to expect from some of the most popular test formats.

A maximum of 24 students can sit the test per session, you may only book one session. Due to the popularity, early booking is recommended.

Delivered by Michael Blakley, one of the co-founders of Apptitude Digital Solutions a technology company that is digitalising the recruitment and assessment world using innovative Apps. Michael is an experienced recruitment consultant who has worked with various clients over the past 5 years.
Day 3 Wednesday 6th June

Mindfulness

Time: 10.30am -12.30pm, Room: 350 Regent Street

Through meditation and reflective practise, individuals can increase their self-awareness and natural observations skills. This event is aimed at equipping each participant with their own sustainable mindfulness development programme. Delivered by David Morris, Interfaith Advisor

Job Seeking Strategies 

Time: 11am-1pm, Room: C1.18 – Pavilion, Cavendish

Does your job searching need a boost? Whether you’re about to hit the job market or are struggling with your job searching. Why not find out how you can navigate today’s jobs market, source suitable graduate jobs and discover how to access ‘hidden’ vacancies; as well as learn the latest techniques to organise and manage your job search. Join Careers Consultant Vanissa Amliwala for this informative session.

Vanissa Amliwala is a Careers Consultant and Strategist who works with a range of public and private organisations and academic institutions, including the University of Westminster, where she is the lead Careers Consultant for MBA and Psychology students. Her career began in guidance practice at Wandsworth Careers Service and Prospects Careers Service. She then went on to head-up careers at the Royal Aeronautical Society and Automotive Skills, where she was responsible for a national careers strategy, before becoming Managing Director at Career | SOS.

Vanissa is a member of the CIPD, a National Enterprise Adviser, Mentor, and currently sits on the London Chamber of Commerce Skills and Employment Forum, advising and supporting government, trade, professional and regulatory bodies on skills and employability.

Personal Mastery: Your path to professional and personal success.

Time: 1.30-3.30, Room: M322 Marylebone

The world of work is changing faster than ever; as new technologies such as AI disrupt the old industries and newer more agile businesses emerge to take advantage of the opportunities these new technologies offer. You too must become used to rapid change and disruption, you will need to display high levels of flexibility and resilience and be prepared to have your view of the world challenged. Learn skills of personal mastery which ensure the demands and stresses of the workplace do not undermine the balance between professional and personal life.

Delivered by Dene Stewart a licensed behavioural analyst, an a SFEDI accredited enterprise mentor and author of ResourcefulMe.

 

Day 4 – Thursday 7th June

What employers want – how to market yourself in a competitive work place

Time: 10.00am – 11.30am, Room: Cayley 152-153 Regent Street

In the current employment climate, you need to ensure that you stand out from the rest.  This 2-hour workshop will look at what you need to do to enhance your prospects of gaining and sustaining employment once you have finished University.  This workshop will help you to:  understand the current and historic employment climate for graduates; look at how you can enhance your employment prospects; explain the strategies such as mentoring, volunteering and community development in job search and personal development.

Delivered by Yvonne Phillip, Employment and Enterprise Advisor, The Stephen Lawrence Trust

How to get Networking right everytime 

Time: 12 – 2pm, Room: MG28 Marylebone

Your network is your net worth` but how do you build a powerful network if you are too shy to network? Learn how to deal with networking at events including how to get over nerves you may feel beforehand. Learn 5 essential things to remember in networking situations including how to break the ice and get into conversations and how to follow up with key contacts

Delivered by Dwain Reid, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and avid networker with 15 years’ experience running workshops, inspiring, mentoring and coaching thousands of people across the UK & Internationally to start and grow their own business.

Communication and Body Language                  

Time: 2.30-3.45pm, Room: MG28 Marylebone

Business communication in interviews benefits from a confident approach. This session looks at business etiquette, body language and neuroleadership techniques to augment your research preparation. A workshop of tools and techniques it takes a practical approach to improving your confidence and presentation.

Nuala OSullivan is an Occupational Psychologist with a particular interest in communication. As Senior School Employability Tutor at WBS since 2011 she has been running workshops, panel events and employer networking evenings, gathering a growing awareness of what the market needs from graduates. This workshop features several elements that have been utilised in Management and Leadership Development workshops and selection interview design consultancy.

 

Day 5 Friday 8th June

Visualisation and Goal Setting

Time: 10.00am-12.30pm, Room: Marylebone Room MG28

Come along to this workshop and you’ll have the space to articulate your career goal, gain clarity on your aspirations and create a plan to achieve them. From zip-lining and night kayaking in Puerto Rico to setting up a new business, this workshop has inspired and empowered participants to take action. Experience goal setting like you’ve never done.

This workshop is aimed at helping delegates articulate their ideas, gain clarity on their aspirations and create a plan to achieve them.

Tomi Ayodeji is a Career coach working with individuals to plan their professional development journey and has 15 years+ experience within the finance, non-profit and IT industry.

Public speaking and presenting: Communicate with confidence

Time: 1.30 – 4.30pm, Room: MG28 Marylebone

Stand up & Stand Out – Employers want effective communicators.  Whether you’re in an interview, at a meeting or giving a presentation, you need to make an impact.  This interactive workshop will help you to structure your ideas, engage the audience and speak with confidence.

Delivered by: Steve Creffield, Director & Lead Facilitator, Evolve Integral Ltd

Steve Creffield is the lead coach and trainer at Evolve Integral Ltd and has worked in over 16 different countries with international aid agencies and educational providers. He has been working with Students, Lecturers and Managers for over 10 years in helping them to both design and deliver outstanding presentations.

 

To see a full list of all seminars, dates and venues, and to confirm your place, please book at: http//engage.westminster.ac.uk

For further information or any questions, contact Iram Sial, Careers Consultant, i.sial@westminster.ac.uk. If you have any difficulties accessing the online information or booking please email: careers@westminster.ac.uk or call 020 7911 5184

All sessions will start promptly, so please ensure that you arrive ten minutes early to avoid disruption.

 

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