School of Sport CareerFest 2016

This​​ event has now finished, and this page is here as an example. Keep checking back here for more updates on our School of Sport CareerFest plans!

 

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"A careers fair made for you"​

Tuesday 1st November 2016

10.30am – 3pm

National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC), Cyncoed Campus

The Careers Service at Cardiff Metropolitan University has teamed up with the School of Sport to provide a brand new careers fair this year, tailored primarily to those students who are looking for a career within the sport, leisure and education industries. 

The event is free to attend, open to students of all years and whilst it is tailored towards students from the School of Sport, we welcome students from all Schools to come along as there will be opportunities that suit a wide range of career ambitions.

Check out our online event guide to find out more about the day, including who is attending: School of Sport CareerFest Event Guide


Why should I attend?

If you are looking to gain valuable work experience, undertake a short or long-term internship, find a graduate job, consider further study or simply take on some seasonal work, this careers fair is for you. The attending organisations have been specifically invited because they have 'live' opportunities to discuss with you so this is a great opportunity for you to better understand your options and potentially find work. Here are some of the other key reasons you should attend;

  • gain a greater understanding of the sectors/industries that you might be interested in working for
  • enhance your employability skills by gaining real-life work experience
  • enable you to make informed module choices and decide on a career path to suit you
  • start to build networks with recruiters that may be very useful in the future
  • find your dream graduate job in your chosen industry

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Who will be attending?

We have invited a wide variety of organisations to the event so that we can cater for the range of career ambitions that our School of Sport students have. As a result, there will be a good mix of opportunities available, including sport management, sport development, coaching, teaching, hospitality, travel and events (just to name a few). Click on the link below to find out who will be at the event.​

See our CSS CareerFest Event Guide​.

 

What do I need to do before attending?

  • Familiarise yourself with what employers are attending and write down the ones that interest you
  • Do your research on the company so that you'll be able to talk knowledgeably about them on the day and impress the recruiters, meaning you are much more likely to be offered a role!
  • Set out a plan for the day – use the Event Guide to understand where each employer will be and create a plan to make sure you speak to everyone you need to
  • Get your CV and LinkedIn profile ready – the employer may want to see what skills and experience you have so may ask for a CV or may want to know your LinkedIn address. 
  • Confirm your place by booking onto the event via CareerHub – www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careerhub.

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The Careers Service is here to help you get the best out of this event. If you have any questions about the day or would like to speak to someone about how best to prepare, pop into the Careers Service on either campus to talk to us.