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Ways you can help us

  • Talk to us! If there is some information you would like or something you would like us to do for your students, we are always happy to help.
  • Encourage students to think about their career planning before their final year. Some students may need to make early applications in their final year for certain types of graduate jobs, so preparation before this point will be very helpful to them.
  • Encourage your students to be aware of how they can develop their employability during their time at College so that they have the best chance of being successful in their graduate job applications. We produce a lot of resources and information you can use to assist your students with their employability.
  • Inform your students about our services and to engage with us through the Careers Connect platform.
  • Schedule standalone careers classroom session/workshop for your students.
  • Work with the Careers Development Centre to develop programme-specific Employability and Employer Guides.

We can help you in many ways

  • We are able to provide bespoke careers sessions in departments. Some of our more popular requests from departments focus on preparing for placements and post-graduation employment – CVs, applications, interviews, aptitude tests etc. However, in addition, we can run events highlighting career options and workshops on choosing a career or finding and applying for work experience for students who are not doing a placement. These sessions will always be designed with the needs of your particular students in mind and can be scheduled at the most appropriate times for each year group.
  • We have established relationships with employers and would be happy to work with you to provide tailored employer-led workshops on occupational choice, recruitment methods or specific employability skills like team working.
  • For those students who are considering course changes or facing disappointing results, we offer a confidential and impartial guidance service to help students decide their best course of action.
  • We encourage you to link to our range of guides, help sheets and web pages from the website and Moodle pages rather than download them. We regularly update these resources and linking to them guarantees your students have the latest edition.

What can Career Consultants do for academic staff?

  • Assist you in identifying the key knowledge, skills and attributes that will enhance students’ employability and how they may be taught within your programme.
  • Contribute to the planning, design and delivery of all accredited career development and employability initiatives in partnership with academic staff.
  • Organise innovative employer-led events for students, including sector and career-specific fairs and skills sessions, in collaboration with the Employer Engagement Team.

Collaboration to help students

  • WIT Careers Development Centre feels it is vital that academic departments and the Careers Development Centre work hand-in-hand to help students make the most of their time here in WIT.
  • Most students know we exist but only around half make use of us whilst they are here. Despite the driving desire amongst students to gain graduate employment, many still muddle through rather than seek advice or support from the Careers Development Centre. This is where you can help us.
  • The Careers Development Centre work with many work placement staff to support students in the application process. As a result, students are exposed to us through this support.
  • We feel that is also important that first and second year and non-placement students are encouraged to use the Careers Development Centre as well.
  • Experience has taught us that good exposure to students through their academic programme and departmental staff is the best way to not only get them to use us early enough to make a real difference, but often simply to get them thinking about their prospects and what they need to do before they graduate.
  • At the very least we would like to talk to all students near the start of their final year (and that includes new one-year masters' students) for at least half an hour in a dedicated careers talk within the department. That is enough for us to raise awareness of the job market, the application processes they will face and the support we provide.