Your event options
Here are the main virtual activities we will be offering this term:
A presentation provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your organisation with University of Sussex students. These sessions can be used to provide a company overview, promote existing opportunities, as well as provide hints and tips on your application processes. They can also include interactive polls and breakout sessions where students can for example, discuss various issues in small groups, practise parts of your selection process.
If you have a recent graduate working in your organisation who can be included in the delivery (and even better, if they are a Sussex graduate), we find this is particularly valuable for the students attending.
Employer skills workshops
Whilst raising your organisation profile, a skills workshop allows you to offer employability skills to our students. A strong learning outcome to your session is a useful marketing hook for students to book.
These sessions can focussed on certain aspects of your selection process or based around the skills or values essential to working within your organisation. Possible workshop topics may include application forms/CVs, interview techniques, mock assessment centres, leadership, commercial awareness, resilience, or presentation skills. Your workshop can be made more interactive by the use of polls or breakout rooms.
Ask the employer-panel skills events
Take part in a panel event, with a small number of other employers, and offer tips and advice on stages of the job application process. We will offer three events during the term covering: Interviews; Application Forms/CVs; and Assessment Centres. We envisage each panel member giving an overview of their own process with advice for students, followed by a Q & A session. These events will be hosted by a Careers Consultant and dates are to be confirmed.
Mock interview sessions
Speak on a one-to-one basis with possible future candidates whilst also testing the interviewing methods of your organisation. Mock interviews should be aimed at providing students with a realistic interview in addition to providing them with useful and constructive feedback.
As an alternative to mock interview sessions, you can connect with our students one-to-one with a general meeting. This could be to, for example, share general information and answer questions, or to offer informal mentoring. One-to-one sessions could be a supplementary add-on to a webinar or skills workshop.
Alumni panel events
In collaboration with the Development and Alumni Relation Office, we regularly arrange events which feature on Sussex graduate speakers focusing on a range of career areas and sectors.
If you have a Sussex graduate working in your organisation, we would be very pleased to hear from them.