Book your place for Careers Fest

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We are delighted to announce that Careers and Employability’s annual careers fair – Careers Fest will be taking place this year on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November from 10am to 4pm.

This year Careers Fest will be bigger and bolder than before!  In response to COVID-19, Careers Fest will be a two-day, virtual, careers festival offering our students (from all campuses) and graduates a broader range of activities to get involved with.

  • Hear from our ‘Headline Act’ – Gina Buckney about ‘Becoming the Champion in Your Life’

Gina graduated from the University of Chester in 2002 having studied a BSc in Business Information Systems and successfully gaining a 2:1 with Hons.  Gina has since gone on to work for some of the biggest UK banks and telecoms companies, has managed budgets of over £500m as well as teams of 450+ people across the globe.

  • Employer talks and Q&A sessions in one of our themed zones:
    • Digital Skills
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Sustainability

NB: resources and videos will also be available to view, during and after the event, related to the above zones.

  • Visit our Employer Gallery to find out about which employers are recruiting, what opportunities they have, the skills and attributes they’re looking for, how to apply and their tips and hints about making the most of Careers Fest 2020.
  • Meet the Careers and Employability team and find out about the wide range of employability enhancing experiences available to students and graduates to develop the skills and knowledge employers want.
  • Career Workshops to develop skills, which include:
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs Q&A session
    • Networking Q&A session
    • The Bounce Factor – gain an insight into maximising resilience when job searching, helping students and graduates to approach it with a confident and positive mindset.
  • Career Chats with one of our Career Consultants to discuss next steps, or the options available, have a CV review or get help with job applications.
  • Find out more about the Chester Difference Award and Volunteering opportunities .
  • And the fun stuff…Celebrity Careers Quiz, CareerHub Virtual Treasure Hunt, Prize draws and much more…

So, don’t miss out, book your place today by accessing CareerHub – careers.chester.ac.uk

24th November Line-Up
25th November Line-Up