Biomedical Sciences - Insight in to working as a Physician Associate

Published 6 March 2017 @ 02:45 PM, by Rachael Bywater

17th March, The Gateway (Opposite the Library), Leslie Silver, City Campus

This session is exclusively for Biomedical Science students. We'll be joined by Becky Archer a recent graduate from our Biomedical Sciences degree course. She's currently training to qualify as a Physician Associate. The number of opportunities are expanding within the NHS year on year and this is your chance to find out how you can use your degree to help you develop your career in a clinical role.

Between 11-11.45pm - Becky will be presenting on the role of a Physician Associate, how she successfully secured a place on the programme and her experiences so far with the training. She'll also be promoting the latest entry opportunities and telling you more about how to apply for a PA role.

We'd encourage you to attend the talk if you can. We recognise that lectures will also be taking place so if you can't make it to the full session you can pop along anytime between 11.45pm - 1pm for an open session to meet Becky informally and ask her questions.

For more info and to book your place click HERE!  

Health and Community Care Careers Fair 2017

Published 6 March 2017 @ 02:18 PM, by Rachael Bywater

This event is focused on careers working in health and community care and we will be inviting around 25 employers to join us on campus. It's a great chance for students at all stages in their studies to find out about opportunities at both undergraduate and Graduate level. You'll also get to speak to professionals working in those areas and find out about what it's like working within this sector.

We have a broad range of organisations coming along which include hospital Trusts from within the region, community Trusts, local authority and privately owned care providers and the third sector.

We'll also have support from the Careers and SU Volunteering teams on the day. 

For more information click HERE

What do students and graduates need to know about LinkedIn?

Published 6 March 2017 @ 01:57 PM, by Noushin Aslam

1. You can showcase and evidence your skills, knowledge, work and educational experience and achievements through your LinkedIn profile even including examples of your work in the form of videos, images, documents and presentations.

2.You can use LinkedIn to search and apply for 1000s of internships and graduate jobs.

3. Get career inspiration and explore a wide-range of different career paths by using LinkedIn’s Alumni Tool to search for 70,000 Leeds Beckett Alumni including those who studied your course.

4. LinkedIn provides you with a wealth of professional connections to build relationships with people and grow your professional network. Did you know that up-to 60% of jobs are found through networking?

5. You can have greater control over your digital identity i.e. - the information that comes up when people and employers ‘google’ you name.

6. You can manage your relationships in a more career-focused environment. Facebook may not be appropriate for many of your contacts.

7. You can use LinkedIn to demonstrate your communication skills by commenting on posts, providing status updates and using LinkedIn Pulse to blog.

LinkedIn Profile Checklist

It is absolutely crucial to ensure that your profile fully showcases and reflects your personal and professional skills, experiences and talent. In order to get this right make sure you include the following in your profile:

Name- make sure that you upload a professional picture of yourself not mirror selfies.

Photo – adding an image increases your visibility by 40%

Headline

Summary – This is your first impression or window to the employer so please make sure you get this right our careers consultants can help you to write this.

Visuals- visual content is much more appealing, this could be videos, powerpoint, poster or anything you have designed or created as part of your academic and professional activity.

Customised URL

Education/Qualifications

Professional Experience – include all work experiences including part-time work and placements.

Endorsements- are a great way to increase your visibility and interactions, however, be genuine and ask your colleagues and friends to endorse you for the right skills set.

üRecommendations – ask your employer, fellow colleagues or lecturer to give you recommendations as this will allow employers to hear about your from the people you work with in the professional and academic environment.

Volunteering Experiences – Employers value people with dynamic work experiences especially volunteering and the ability to operate outside your conform zone so please include any volunteering or extra curriculum activities which you have contributed to.

Groups- search the groups relevant to your industry and participate in online discussions and community to engage with people in your industry.

üCompanies- follow companies and organisations that you are interested in working for and gain access to employee list, regular updates and news.

How to do this?

We have developed a comprehensive step by step guide to help you achieve all of the above and an effectively appealing LinkedIn profile. Please refer to LinkedIn Guide to Achieving Profile Perfection.pdf (access via myhub).

Our careers team can offer you bespoke one to one or group workshop on creating a LinkedIn profile please get in touch on the contact details below.

How to keep up?

Interactive Video Guides

LinkedIn has a range of fantastic resources to help guide you through creating and enhancing your profile – and ultimately getting the most out of this essential platform.

Check out the online Guide especially designed for students and graduates https://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students

Need more help: MyHub is home to a wealth of careers resources, Search for Social Media in Careers FAQs. You can also book careers appointments and view vacancies, events and resources.

Telephone / Email0113 812 5995 (City Campus) or 0113 812 7335 (Headingley Campus)careers@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Follow us on social media
Keep up to date with careers news and eventsFacebook (LeedsBeckettCareers)Twitter (@BeckettCareers).

Biomedical Sciences - Insight in to Science and Sales

Published 15 February 2017 @ 03:34 PM, by Rachael Bywater

Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building.

This event is exclusive to Biomedical Science students - it's your chance to find out about how you can combine your Science degree, with a career in Sales. Delivered by an expert.....a Biomedical Science Graduate.

We'll be welcoming Charlton Morris on to campus to speak exclusively to you. So, who are they and why are they interested in Science grads?

They are a specialist search recruitment consultancy. Their role is to identify great candidates and then match them to great opportunities. The most important point though, is recognising the sectors they supply candidates to - Life Sciences, Energy and Medical Devices.

They work with some of the world’s best-known and innovative companies in the fields and they are looking for graduates who can talk their language. Science graduates. And, they are based (and expanding) in Leeds.

You can come along to meet them in the Gateway between 11-1pm.

For full details and to book your place please click HERE

Interested in Teacher Training?

Published 2 February 2017 @ 10:16 AM, by Rachael Bywater

Are you interested in primary or secondary teacher training after you degree?
Not sure where to start?

We are running some workshops on applying for teacher training. They will will look at your reasons for wanting to teach, the different ways to train (e.g. University led or School led), researching courses and some tips on writing the personal statement. Final year students - the workshop will give you the information that you need to apply to any remaining places for September 2017. L4 and L5 students can plan ahead by learning about the entry routes, how to apply and the benefits of work experience and how to get it.

You see the dates and times of these workshops and book your place HERE