Revamped student careers service launches

Revamped student careers service launches

A vital resource for Aberdeen students will re-launch with a new look today (Tuesday 28 October).

Following a move of premises over the summer, the University of Aberdeen Careers Service has been revamped with a new Careers Service Handbook and website reflecting the facility's forward thinking approach to helping students find their career direction.

The re-branding of the service has been supported by a £10,000 donation from Raeburn Group Limited - Scotland's specialist recruitment agency. 

The Careers Service will be officially re-launched today with an event to be held on the 2nd floor of The Hub on the University's King's College Campus - where the Careers Service is now located having moved from its previous home in College Bounds.

The event, which takes place from 1 – 2 pm, will offer students the opportunity to discover more about the tools, facilities and advice provided by the Careers Service. 

Free pizza will be available at the event with attendees also given the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to be in with a chance to win a Nintendo Wii.

The event has been designed to help students understand how the Careers Service can be of benefit to them throughout the various stages of their academic career as Peter Fantom, Head of Careers Service, University of Aberdeen explains:

"The University of Aberdeen Careers Service is a vital tool for the student community. It provides them with clear advice, guidance and crucial resources to develop their skills and discover their employment or further study options to find the right career direction.

"With the move to our new premises on the top floor of The Hub, we felt it timely to revamp the branding of the Careers Service to reflect the vibrant and hands on approach we take in helping students make important inroads towards finding their future career path and gaining employment.

"Whether you are a first year student looking for part time work, or in your final year of studies looking ahead to your prospects for the future, the Career Service can provide the essential support, services and information required. 

"From one to one consultations with careers advisers, to reference books and multimedia facilities, the service offers a range of tools which can help students plan their career or apply for jobs, work experience or internships.  Useful information on further study, including Masters, PhDs and funding information, and help for international students is also an integral part of what the service offers."

Representatives from Raeburn will also be on hand at the event, to explain how they can help students get that vital first foot on the career ladder, or support their studies through part time employment.

Dianne McBain, Raeburn's Director of Operations said: "The Aberdeen student community is a hugely valuable asset for employers in the city and shire – not to mention clients with internationally-based operations and opportunities.  Raeburn has a history of supporting students throughout all stages of their career development from part-time work to help fund their studies, industrial placements to enrich their learning, to identifying opportunities suited to graduates who are ready to take that next step up the career ladder." 

"We are delighted to offer support to the University of Aberdeen's Career Service and play a part in offering advice to students on how they can best enhance their career prospects and pursue their professional aspirations.  After all, those who join today's graduate schemes may well become tomorrow's leaders in industry.  What an accolade to hear that this achievement was helped by Raeburn!"

For more information on the University of Aberdeen Careers Service visit www.abdn.ac.uk/careers or call 01224 273601. 

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