University of Leicester eBulletin

Work Experience - Making the Experience Work for You

January 2003
No 24

Photo opportunities are available during the fair, 11am-4pm in the Students' Union building

The University of Leicester is encouraging students to experience the world of work - by dedicating a week to commercial and industrial activities and placements.

A Work Experience Fair is also being held on Wednesday, January 29, attracting international firms as well as local voluntary agencies.

Mundeep Deogan, of the University's Careers Service, said the aim of the Work Experience Week was to encourage students to make the experience work for them.

"Following the success of the first fair and work experience week last year, we have organised another event which has attracted a variety of organisations - reflecting the varied nature of work today.

"Students of the University gain many skills during the course of their studies which enable them to make a positive contribution in the workplace and we feel work experience enriches both the student and the employer.

"It offers employers an opportunity to see at first hand the potential of our students and for students to learn ways of applying skills they have learnt in a practical way. Many successful placements have opened up further career opportunities."

Workshops are being organised on a variety of subjects, including writings CVs. The programme of activities are in line with the Government's agenda of increasing graduate employability - Leicester has a very successful track record of its students gaining employment.

Part-time, voluntary and project-based work opportunities are on offer for students, particularly those in the penultimate year of their degree courses.

The Work Experience Fair takes place on Wednesday, January 29 from 11-4 in the Queen's Hall, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester.

NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Mundeep on 0116 252 5117 .

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