Looking for jobs online seems like the easy option but can be a tiring and time-consuming task; which jobs board to use, should you sign up to a recruitment agency, how do you know if you’ll like the company? At graduate career events, exhibitors only attend because they have graduate opportunities to fill, meaning that everyone you meet has the potential to help you move into the next stage of your career.
The STEM Spring Graduate Fair enables students and graduates with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths background or who have an interest in pursuing a career in these areas the opportunity to meet and network with STEM organisations.
The event takes place on Wednesday 3 April 2019 at Woburn Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, and you can attend any time between 11am and 3pm.
If you are starting to think about your next career move or want to learn how to take your degree forward and kick start your STEM career, outlined below are the reasons why you won’t want to miss the STEM Spring Graduate Fair.
- Meeting STEM-specific organisations
Only the lucky few leave university knowing exactly what they want to do with their career. If you know that the Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths industry, or a role in these areas is where you see yourself working in, then the STEM Spring Graduate Fair has already narrowed down the exhibitors for you. With up to 20 organisations exhibiting at the fair, you’ll know that most of them will have graduate opportunities in the career path you’d like to take.
- Helping you to stand out from the crowd
At the STEM fair it is likely that you will meet hiring managers at the stands. By striking up conversation in an informal environment it makes it easier to show your interest in the organisation. This will instantly make you more memorable helping you to make a positive first impression. If you succeed in getting to the interview stage then you will have already broken the ice and will feel more comfortable having already met them and knowing you’ve impressed them with your application.
- Talking to real people
Meeting with the hiring managers face-to-face means you can ask questions about roles, the company and even the type of skills and qualities they look for rather than having to search through corporate ‘about us’ sections on websites. Many companies bring their current intake of interns/ graduates to talk about their experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain real insight into the company culture and ask questions you might have that aren’t answered on generic sections on their website.
- Information and advice to take away with you
At the STEM Spring Graduate Fair you’ll have the opportunity to take part in mini group sessions to get free expert CV advice with an adviser. Not many students and graduates have easy access to this service at their university so it is always very busy at our events. Do make sure you bring a few copies of your CV along with you on the day.
We also have a Presentation Programme which offers free talks to help you nail your application and your graduate recruitment journey. You won’t need to pre-book your place for these as they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We would recommend that you check the programme on our website up until the morning of the fair so you get the most up-to-date information and you can plan your day ahead.
Attending an event in person can be daunting, but it can help effect positive change, exploring options and helping to stand out from the crowd as well as being a confidence boost before the interview stage of your job search.
We hope to see many of you at the STEM Spring Graduate Fair at Woburn House Conference Centre on Wednesday 3 April 2019.