Students benefit from EDA’s Employability and Careers Fair

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) held its annual Employability and Careers Fair on Monday 30th January 2012 in the Jennison Building for all its final year engineering and multimedia students.
The event was a great opportunity for students to gain an insight into graduate careers and explore work experience and internship opportunities from a wide range of organisations. The event also provided students with a unique opportunity to meet with potential future employers and is the only university careers event entirely dedicated to the engineering and digital media communities. Presentations covered options for further study on all of the Schools’ Masters programmes, research and funding opportunities as well as valuable presentations on cv checks, tips on writing job applications, career choices, searching for vacancies, and employability which included input from the University’s Graduate School and Careers Advisory Service. The School also welcomed back former students who now work for top engineering and media firms in the UK who were able to impart their knowledge and experience to final year students. Exhibiting companies were on hand to offer expert advice to students and demonstrate their technologies and advertise graduate opportunities.
It is widely felt that the EDA Employability and Careers Day offers an excellent service to students, with great engagement from employers and informative presentations. Participating companies, including returning alumni, included: Adfero Ltd, BAE Systems, Delphi Diesel, DSTL, EDF Energy, G-Forces, Gradcracker, Haag-Streit, Holiday Extras, Imagination Technologies, Pillory Barn Design Agency and Procon Engineering.