Careers service: Interactive workshop on The Employability of English Graduates
The Careers service at the University of Sheffield ran a half day interactive workshop which focused upon ‘The Employability of English Graduates’. This was run in close collaboration with academic staff from the School of English and :
- Included input and activities to raise students’ awareness of the skills developed through studying for a degree in English, with links to Personal Development Portfolios (PDPs) and the English benchmark statement.
- Provided an overview of the first destinations of recent University of Sheffield English graduates
- Included a panel of recent graduates from the School – to give brief individual presentations about their career pathways and to engage in small group discussions with the students.
- Introduced participants to a specially developed on-line ‘Career Planning Pack for English Students’ accessed through Web CT.
This is one a series of projects. You can read about them all on the main project page.
The report on this project is now available along with a ‘Career planning pack’ and a list of useful websites.
- Life after graduation – Final report by Hilary Whorall (March 2007) (62kb)
- Career planning pack (56kb)
- Useful websites (92kb)
- Careers event flyer (112kb)
Benefits to English students
Participants benefitted from this session in a number of ways:
- It raised awareness of the transferable skills developed through their degree
- It increased their confidence levels in terms of their potential in the graduate employment market
- It motivated them to investigate their career options further
- It signposted them to career planning resources and raise their awareness of the support and facilities available to them through e Careers Service
- It enabled them to develop some useful contacts
Free copies of the English Subject Centre DVD A Way with Words – Creativity, Enterprise and the English Graduate.
The development of an on-line career planning pack accessible via Web CT.
Funding to offer travel expenses if required, to the alumni panel.
University of Sheffield