The event is being run by the AIG LGBT Internal Employee Resource Group (STEP) in conjunction with the AIG Campus Recruitment Team. It has been designed to give you an insight into what life is like in the insurance market and what it’s like being LGBT in the profession. You will also receive useful information regarding the internship and graduate programmes at AIG.

Importantly, participation will give you priority application to the 2016 AIG summer internship.
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This event is open to all career paths (not just technical roles such as broking and underwriting) and is well worth attending even if you have not previously considered a career in insurance but want a rewarding career in a global, corporate environment.

You will hear about the insurance sector, undertake soft skills training sessions and participate in Q&A sessions with experienced staff. You will also meet other AIG and non-AIG staff at the evening networking event.

  • Network with HR professionals from top UK businesses
  • Attend VI-specific career workshops
  • Receive feedback on your CV & interview technique
  • Share experiences with other VI graduates
  • Build confidence and have fun water-skiing

11-13th August 2015
Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre,
36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AE

To be considered, please send a copy of your CV to:

Or for more information, see:

Twitter: @blindinbusiness #E2E2015

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit and follow the ‘Workshops’ link under ‘Resources’ – you need to be logged into MyUni/Blackboard to view these resources.

Topics covered include:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

Don’t miss these two great events on Thursday 11th June – they will give your employability a real boost!

  • Workshop: How to Network With Confidence
  • Meet the Employers: Meet a range of different employers in a structured ‘speed networking’ environment

A few examples of the employers attending: BBC Cymru Wales, Santander, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Army.

The two above events form part of the Get Ready for Work programme, Monday 8th June – Thursday 11th June 2015. Click here for more information and online booking.

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

This event will take place on 29th January 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm at PwC’s Swansea regional office.

It’s a great opportunity to get to know PwC and find out about their graduate career opportunities.

Click here to book online and find out more.

PwC will be hosting a dinner and networking event for Swansea University students later this term at the Belle Vue Bistro restaurant in the city centre.  The exact date is still to be confirmed.

Click here to reserve your place and find out more.

SEA Your Future is the opportunity for you to find out about all the expert guidance and support available to you in developing your graduate career, together with the Swansea Employability Academy:

  • Meet the Careers Advisers and find out more about how the Careers & Employability Service works with your College
  • Talk to the Placement Officers about the range of work tasters and internships on offer, including our Week of Work, SPIN (Swansea Paid Internships) and Santander Internships which are available to all students
  • Find out about the Careers Fair, which takes place in October, the year-long Employer Talks programme, Networking Events and Employability Week
  • Learn how to make the most of your Gradintel account and how to register for the Swansea Employability Award
  • Discover the range of international opportunities available, the support we offer for student business start-ups, student enterprise competitions and how you can become a volunteer.

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.


Take the BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) this June or July in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf for the chance to attend an exclusive networking event in London.

Future leaders in finance will be brought together from around Europe on Thursday, 1st August 2013 at the National History Museum in London to exchange ideas and establish themselves as the next generation of financial leaders.


  1. Exclusive invitation-only private Bloomberg Institute event to the top BAT scorers this summer
  2. Enjoy the company of other smart students
  3. Ability to enhance your social network exponentially
  4. Ability to network with top students and industry experts
  5. Enjoy this catered event and exclusive afterhours access to the museum.


  1. Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) anytime from 1 June to 25 July 2013
  2. Score among the Top 200 test-takers to receive an invite to the exclusive networking event at the Natural History Museum in London on 1st of August 2013.

Register for the BAT at  Frequent test sessions are held in the Bloomberg Institute’s offices, but if you cannot find a session near you and can muster 10 test-takers, email Bloomberg at and they will bring the BAT to you!


You may guarantee your spot at this EVENT by helping Bloomberg secure 15 test-takers and emailing their names to Klaudyna Rajchel,

The Blind in Business charitable trust helps blind and partially sighted people into work.  This open day will take place between 11.00 and 14.00 on 30th January at:

Blind in Business Office
1 London Wall Buildings
London Wall

Refreshments will be provided.

This event will provide:

  • Opportunities  for consultations with staff
  • CV workshops
  • A great opportunity to network
  • Career guidance

For more information call 0207 588 1885

OR email:

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information on our website.

A Vitae SWW Hub Event

Date:   Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Time:  From 10.00 am  to 4.00 pm
Venue:  The Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Avon

  • Discover a range of career stories
  • Meet employers
  • Take part in employability workshops
  • Talk to careers advisers
  • Network with researchers from other institutions

for all PhD researchers and research staff in universities in the South West and Wales.

Places are limited so register your interest by going to:

Transport may be laid on from your university.

Anyone interested should contact Danielle Mitchell from the Academic and Professional Enhancement Centre so that she can keep you informed of transport arrangements and keep track of numbers.

Think before you click

Protect your reputation online!

Your online presence is important for your future – so make sure you protect it.

Here’s a short video on the subject from

Click here to see lots more videos about life online, and life skills generally, in the Commoncraft video library.

The University of Surrey is looking for 10 unemployed graduates (from any UK university and who have been unemployed for 6 months or more) who live in or close to Guildford in Surrey to take part (for free) in the annual enterprise summer school from 20th to 22nd June 2012.  This is a residential bootcamp  in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts where teams of students from undergrad to postgrad, and  from diverse courses such as engineering, maths and business to photography, fine arts and fashion, all collaborate to build and test  ideas and business concepts for social and profit-making enterprises.  During the three days there are a number of visiting entrepreneurs and a networking dinner with local businesses.

Over the last five years most students have been glowing in their feedback (“inspirational” etc.) and quite a few have subsequently started their own businesses.  Some even come back to tell the new students how they did it!

The reason to involve local unemployed graduates is both to help them think about starting their own business and to give them links into their local (but not necessarily their alma mater) university.

The normal cost for a student attendee is £95 in total for the three days (including all accommodation, training and meals) but this will be fully subsidized this year for the 10 unemployed local graduates.

Interested unemployed graduates should apply in the first instance to Tracy Hampton at the University of Surrey by email to by 30th April 2012.

FREE TV Training Scheme

The Network is MGEITF’s (MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival)  unique career development scheme for people who want to work in TV. It is a 4 day programme of free workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and career advice which runs alongside the Edinburgh International Television Festival in Edinburgh at the end of August.

  • The Network FREE TV skills training is a comprehensive introduction to working in TV in the UK.   It will be held in Edinburgh on 22nd – 25th August 2012.
  • NO qualifications are needed!
  • Successful candidates will work with top producers who make shows for BBC,  ITV,  Sky and Channel 4 and get the opportunity to question TV execs who have the power to give them a job.
  • Alumni have gone on to successful careers in TV, including jobs on QI,  Big Brother,  Newsround and The X Factor.

Here is some food for thought from Ron McGowan, author of  “How to Find WORK in the 21st Century”:

“Clean up your online presence.
The first thing employers will do is to see what they can find out about you on the Internet. Are you ready for that? They may look at your Facebook page during the interview. Are you ready for that?

“Look for WORK, not a JOB.
Don’t scare off employers by communicating that you’re looking for a job and all the traditional benefits that go with it. Make it easy for them to hire you by making it clear that you are happy to accept part-time, temporary, or contract work. If you are equipped to work from home, tell them that too. It may appeal to them.

“Ditch the resume.
EVERYBODY is using a resume. In your initial contact with employers, make yourself stand out in a positive way with more creative tools that are marketing oriented and focused on the employer’s needs. It’s OK to have a resume to take to the interview. But first you have to get there.

Put yourself in the shoes of any employer you plan to contact. Why would they be interested in you? What exactly do you have to offer them? Show them in your first contact with them that you know about them, the type of work they do and the industry they’re in. NEVER send out lots of resumes in a shotgun fashion.

“Why should we hire you?
Assume you’ll be asked this question during the interview and be ready to answer it. Focus on the key points you made in the material you sent to them. Those are what got you the interview.

“Bite your tongue.
Talking too much in the interview is among the biggest mistakes graduates make according to employers and recruiters. The more prepared you are for the interview, the less inclined you’ll be to ramble on.

“Do your homework.
There’s a wealth of information available on the employer’s web site. Amazingly, many graduates never take the time to thoroughly analyze this information and be ready to answer questions about it in the interview. It will also help if you can talk about some of the key issues going on in their industry.

“Create your own job.
Instead of waiting for someone to offer you a job, consider what millions of graduates around the world have been doing for years; i.e. operate as a freelancer. The following will give you an overview of the world of freelancing:

“Finally, you may get some business ideas at:”

Insights/advice for and from professional communities including:

  • Careers:  CVs, jobs, different employment sectors and lots more career management topics
  • Social Enterprise:  Business ventures supporting the well-being of communities locally and globally
  • Voluntary Sector Network:  Information on policy, careers and work practices
  • And lots more! …


LinkedIn is a networking site with a career/professional focus; it’s all about:

  • Creating a professional profile and developing your ‘brand’.  (Make your profile public so you can be found, keep it up to date and use your public profile URL in your email signature and CV.)
  • Sharing professional insights.
  • Tapping into and extending your network to find business contacts and career opportunities, and to help and support your contacts as well.

LinkedIn includes a Students and Recent Graduatess group designed to provide advice on ways to network your way to a job in tough economic times; visit the LinkedIn Learning Center at to help you get started.

It all helps to increase the visibility of your portfolio of experience in a world where mobility is increasing, employment contracts are often short-term, and employers research potential candidates online.

Whatever online networking platforms you use, think carefully about the information you publish about yourself, your personal security and the public image that you want to project. Be aware that some recruiters may compare what you put in a CV or application form with your online profile. introduces CityLawLIVE a one-day conference for students considering a career as a solicitor with a leading City law firm.  The event is ideal for both law students and non-law students who are considering or undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion route.

Visit for details of the programme and how to apply for a place.

This will be a great way to learn about the reality of legal practice at a leading City firm.  It will help you understand the value of English law in the world economy, gain a much better idea of the types of work undertaken by the international firms in the City, and be able to participate in a firm-led workshop.  The conference offers some  fantastic networking opportunities with law firm partners, and Freshfields will be running a CV surgery.

The event will be fully catered, including a two-course networking lunch.  It takes place on Saturday 25 February 2012 at One Great George Street, just off Parliament Square in Central London.  The law  firm sponsors have generously agreed to subsidise the event heavily so the cost of a student delegate ticket is  now  just £29.  It is recommended that students submit their application this  term.  The deadline is 6 January 2012.

Students who are unable to attend the conference will in any event benefit from following CityLawLIVE’s newsfeed on either Twitter or Facebook. These feeds are ideal for any student hoping to increase their commercial awareness: CityLawLIVE publishes the most important legal and business news stories each day, together with articles written by law firms and links to pro bono opportunities, law student competitions and legal careers advice.
If you would like more information about CityLawLIVE please visit website or contact: Anna Williams on 020 7234 0606 or via