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:
- Employer events with graduate recruiters, placement supervisors and Aber alumni – bookable through the portal
- Career and skills workshops delivered by our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
- Vacancy database with over 7000 work opportunities of all kinds from across the globe, including integrated year in industry and placement vacancies
- 1:1 careers guidance appointments with our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
- Enquiries function for all your questions
- Resources to help with your career planning
Simply log in using your Aberystwyth University username and password. This video gives you a quick overview of the platform.
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
Career and Skills Webinars 2022
The Careers Service is running a series of live webinars on MS Teams to boost your employability skills during these challenging times. All webinars will be 30 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A, unless otherwise stated. For more information, and to book your place, please visit ABERcareers - use the Search drop down menu to find and select Events.
Missed a session? Check Career and Skills Webinars - Recordings!
2nd February, 11am, How to apply for jobs and work experience - All you need to know about the application process for graduate jobs and placements and how to maximise your chances of getting shortlisted.
7th February, 11am, Finding remote internships and work experience - This webinar will give you an insight into techniques and resources for finding remote internships and work experience.
14th February, 11am, 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.
17th February, 11am, Aber+ Presentation skills, how to give an effective presentation - This webinar is designed to support students with a disability and will help you gain some useful tips on being a more effective presenter. Whether it's presenting your dissertation or part of a job interview, you will get an opportunity to build on your confidence.
21st February, 11am, How to prepare for interviews - This webinar will help you prepare for upcoming interviews, with an insight into what to expect in your interview, types of questions that can come up and top tips on answering them effectively.
28th February, 2pm, Assessment Centres – Join us in this webinar to discover what an assessment centre involves from an employer perspective with Jamie Wharfe, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise Rent A Car. This interactive session will include practical hints and tips on selling your skills effectively in this environment. You will also have the opportunity to practice articulating your skills during mock assessment activities
2nd March, 11am, How to network- Find out how and why you should start building your connections, how to network effectively and lots of other practical tips for making useful contacts. We will also cover how having a mentor can boost your career planning and thinking.
3rd March, 11am, Tell me your story; How to develop your career narrative - The ability to tell great stories can be a powerful tool for career success. Storytelling in many contexts, such as networking, job applications and interviews, provides a means to engage and persuade. 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.
16th March, 11am, How about working for a smaller business - This webinar will explore what it is like working, as a graduate, for a small business, as opposed to a larger organisation and will look at the specific skills requirements of smaller graduate employers
21st March, 6pm, How to create your own job - This webinar will look at self-employment and freelancing as alternative career paths to working in an estabished organisation, including details of how Aber Uni supports entrepreneurial students and graduates
31st March, 10 am, Presentation skills, how to present effectively - Graduate employers regularly ask for good communication in front of an audience. This session outlines the key principles creating a positive dynamic presentation and how to avoid death by PowerPoint.
Please note, workshop dates and times are subject to change, for up to date information and to book your place please visit ABERcareers
Career and skills webinars - recordings
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!
Autumn Webinars 2021
Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally.
LinkedIn Learning for Students - An introduction to this online learning platform, available free to Aberystwyth University students. Find out how you can access high quality online courses in digital, business and creative skills.
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.
Aber+ 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.
Using LinkedIn to network and research jobs - This interactive session will demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network, connect with employers online and find job opportunities.
Working abroad - This session will look at opportunities for working in other countries and the best resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas. We will also cover funding opportunities including the new Turing scheme (the replacement for Erasmus.)
Aber+ - Applying to graduate schemes/placements with 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.
CVs - Create a dynamic recruitment tool - This session will help you to write a positive marketing document aimed at employers outlining your transferable skills, apply for vacancies and get shortlisted for interviews.
Aber+ Disclosure and Adjustments - 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.
LinkedIn - Building your profile - This session will take you through the process of building your LinkedIn profile and cover all the basics you need to get started.
Preparing for a Careers Fair - Careers fairs are a fantastic opportunity to meet employers, and find out about the latest opportunities. But what really happens, and how do you prepare? This webinar will give you an insight into careers fairs along with top tips on preparing effectively.
Getting into teaching/Applying for a PGCE - This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.
Class of '21
How to sell yourself to a graduate employer (MS Stream) - Get ahead with your applications and ensure you secure that graduate role by understanding exactly what employers look for in the competitive job market.
How to recognise your skills (MS Stream) - Career stories of recent graduates; discover what skills your university experience has developed and how to identify your skill set to secure your success in the graduate job market.
How to articulate your skills at interview (MS Stream) - Gain top tips from an employer on answering interview questions effectively, making the most of interview techniques and articulating your skills at interview.
How to articulate your skills at an assessment centre Part 1 and Part 2 (MS Stream) - Discover what an assessment centre involves from an employer perspective, with practical hints and tips on selling your skills effectively in this environment. Please note this session was recorded in two parts, the links for each part can be found above.
Is it too late to do a Masters? (MS Stream) - This session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study, how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process.
Polishing your CV (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.
Sourcing Graduate Opportunities (MS Stream) - Where do you go to find graduate jobs and opportunities? This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search.
Weighing up your options (MS Stream) - Which is the right direction for you having completed your studies? Choosing the next step is about being well-informed. This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help in choosing the next step.
Get a mentor and get ahead (MS Stream) - In this webinar find out how to make contact and connect with a mentor on the university’s eMentoring scheme. Mentoring has been shown to have a direct influence on career success so make the most of this opportunity to get ahead.
Webinars recorded 2020/21
Are you clueless about your Career? (MS Stream) - 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.
Working abroad (MS Stream) - everything you need to know about making the most of opportunities for students and graduates overseas
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.
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.
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 & recordings
Attending an employer event is one of the best ways 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.
The employers and professionals who join us at all the events and sessions we run are all keen to meet you, tell you about the opportunities their organisation is offering, give you lots of tips as you take your next steps and share their career journey with you.
Many are Aber alumni too!
We offer a range of event formats - something for everyone, for example:
Sector-specific panels Different employers from the same sector discussing opportunities and trends and providing job search advice, with Q&A at the end
Ask Me Anything about... Insights from individuals and professionals about their career journey, their current role or even their recent placement year
Skills workshops Delivered by graduate recruiters, giving you the most up-to-date insight into current recruitment and selection practices
Careers Fairs With leading national and international employers from a range of sectors, course providers and careers consultants, a Careers Fair is an opportunity to:
- 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
In March 2021, we partnered with the other Universities in Wales to bring our students and graduates the first ever All Wales Virtual Careers Fair! We hope there will be further collaboration in the future.
Our recommended next steps
1. Scroll down to find recordings of past events, where available, and view those of interest in your own time
3. Regularly visit the 'Events' section of ABERcareers for details of all types of upcoming employer events
4. Start preparing for the next Careers Fair by watching this webinar from February 2021, exclusively for students and graduates of Universities in Wales, delivered by Alexa Shoen, founder of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS
Recordings of 2020-21 employer events (MS Stream)
Teach First (October 2020)
Finance sector insight with Aber alumni from HSBC, KPMG and NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham (October 2020)
JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) programme (October 2020)
Economics with Business Management Aber graduate Kyle Edwards - Health & Wellbeing Manager at Lloyds Banking Group (October 2020) not recorded
Engineering sector insight with MBDA (October 2020) not recorded
International Politics Aber graduate Ross Paton - Prevent Outreach Officer (November 2020) not recorded
Geography Aber graduate Anna Bowler - Digital Marketeer (November 2020)
Performing Arts sector insight with Hijinx Theatre (December 2020) not recorded
Opportunities with Dyfed Powys Police (January 2021)
USA Summer Camp (January 2021)
EF - Teaching Abroad (February 2021)
All About Placements (8-11 February 2021): 4 days of webinars and online chat with employers (placement supervisors), Aber alumni, current Aber students and Careers Consultants
Your Graduate Future (22-26 February 2021): 5 days of webinars and online chat with employers (graduate recruiters), including Video interview skills with FDM, Aber alumni, Careers Consultants and guest speakers, including TEDx speaker and Wellbeing coach Toluwa Oyeleye and Confident Speaking coach Nick Elston
Darogan Talent (Wales' new graduate hub) information session (March 2021)
Ever thought about being an entrepreneur? Don't think 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.
Whether you want to take a more entreprenuerial approach to your future career, or find out about the support available to students and graduates thinking about setting up their own business or social enterprise, or freelancing, have a look at how our AberPreneurs team can help.
eMentoring is a great way of finding and accessing the support of previous graduates who've been along exactly the same path as you. Get direct 1:1 advice and information from those who've done it already and have built successful careers in roles and sectors that interest you.