Your Graduate Future: 22–26 February 2021

Update: this event was held in February 2021; the booking links below have been replaced with links to recordings of the live sessions, where available

Yes, times are tough. But life will always bring challenges. Asking for help, and accepting the support being offered, builds positivity and confidence, and the skills needed to deal with change and new situations.

If you are a recent graduate, or are graduating in 2021, our Your Graduate Future week of events has been designed with you in mind, as you make the transition from University into the world of work (although all current students are welcome to attend too).

All but one of the sessions are exclusively for Aber students and graduates.

  • We have lined up amazing, inspirational external speakers, who are running essential life skills sessions on finding your purpose, making decisions, harnessing nerves, communicating confidently, and looking after yourself too.
  • Employers are holding skills workshops on succeeding at online assessment centres and video interviews (both practices set to stay post-COVID).
  • We are looking at emerging skills needs and jobs, and changing recruitment practices.
  • Our Careers Consultants will help with your job search, and with considering all next step options.

Monday 22 February

11.30am-12.10pm: Introduction to interviews and assessment centres Career & Skills webinar

4.00-4.45pm: Skills and Jobs for the Future Q&A panel with graduate recruiters and Aber alumni

5.00-6.00pm: What’s next? Plant your feet in purpose Workshop with Toluwa Oyeleye, TEDx speaker and Leadership and Wellbeing coach

Tuesday 23 February

10.30am-12.30pm: Prepping for the Virtual Careers Fair Workshop with Alexa Shoen, author of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS: how to get any job you want and TikTok career coach (part of a new series of events in collaboration with all University Careers Services in Wales)

12.30-2.30pm: Mock Assessment Centre Employer workshop with Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Wednesday 24 February

1.00-3.00pm: Stepping up through confident speaking Workshop with Nick Elston, a leading inspirational speaker who, from his own lived experience of mental health and overcoming anxiety, is fully armed with all the tools to help you communicate with confidence

Thursday 25 February

1.00-2.00pm Video and virtual interviews top tips Employer workshop with FDM

2.00-2.40pm Thinking about doing a Masters? Career & Skills webinar

Friday 26 February

12.30-1.30pm: Open chat with Careers Service staff – drop-in to reflect on the week, give us your feedback and ask any questions about the sessions or the upcoming Careers Fair

Further details and event links can be found in the Events section of ABERcareers.

Our week of events is followed closely by the first ever All Wales Virtual Careers Fair on St David’s Day, Monday 1 March, which we have arranged in collaboration with the the other Universities in Wales – everyone is welcome, and can register now!