Career Impact

Career Impact for Final Years

Career Impact is an interactive programme run by the Student and Graduate Employability Service in connection with employers. The programme aims to coach and support a diverse group of motivated students, throughout the process of their graduate job applications and give them the confidence and resilience to navigate recruitment and selection processes. 

Career impact workshop

It is aimed at students who:

  • have the drive and enthusiasm to reach their career potential
  • want a job that offers structured training and development, early responsibility and the potential to lead
  • are aiming to secure a place on a graduate scheme or with a big employer
  • are keen to meet like-minded students from across the University 

Successful applicants will receive:

  • interactive workshops to prepare you for all aspects of the application process
  • employer input
  • support in your application process
  • the chance to learn from students from other courses and backgrounds

 Attending the programme can also contribute to gaining your Hallam Award.

 82.5% of employed Career Impact participants had secured professional or managerial roles within 6 months of graduating, compared to the university average of  74%. Employers included Royal Mail, Unipart Rail, Balfour Beattie, Rollem, Experian (DHLE data, 16/17 cohort) 

Our 2018/19 Cohort have so far gone on to secure roles with: BT, Proctor and Gamble, Explore Learning, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Polypipe, Kitlocker and GLC.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to final year UK/EU undergraduate students who are able to commit to attending regular group sessions, and who can give evidence of commitment, pro-activity, and who have a clear idea of the type of role/career they are interested in.

Applications are particularly encouraged from black, asian and minority ethnic students, disabled students, and students from a Widening Participation background (in receipt of the Sheffield Hallam Bursary and/or participating in the Government's National Scholarship scheme, or a first generation entrant to Higher Education).

You must be able to commit to all 5 sessions of the programme which will take place on Mondays from 4pm-5:30pm from 14 October 2019 with the last session taking place on Monday 11 November 2019.

How do I apply?

Applications will open on 16 September 2019 and a live link will be added to this site then.

The closing date will be 11:59pm on Sunday 6 October 2019.

The Programme

You must be able to commit to attending five Monday sessions - these will take place in the Careers Connect Centre (on Hallam Square, by the main entrance to Owen Building) from 4pm until 5:30pm.

Week 1 - 14 October 2019
Understanding the Impact that you can make

Week 2 - 21 October 2019

Presenting yourself  - Making an impact in person

Week 3 - 28 October 2019

Applications - Making an impact when you're writing applications

Week 4 - 4 November 2019

Making an impact in Assessment Centres 

Week 5 - 11 November 2019

Your Next steps - Making an impact in the future

Contact for enquiries:  career.impact@shu.ac.uk

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 08:42