Graduation Day Two 2022

Grad connect

Recent graduates, it’s time to be inspired!

Make the most of your alumni network – make a difference to your career!

Grad Connect is a programme for recent graduates, on hand to provide you with a toolkit to build resilience, a mindset for success, motivation and inspire you on your career journey. 

We have a broad selection of on-demand content featuring fascinating alumni speakers on a whole range of topics from running your own business, to believing in yourself and a toolkit of resilience and coping mechanisms.

As a recent grad, there are excellent tools and events available to you through Careers and Employability Service too – an amazing graduate benefit you could be missing out on.

The main thing to takeaway is that we are here with your next steps through content, support and even job searching.

If you’re interested in securing a graduate-level role in Portsmouth or surrounding areas, don't forget to register with our free Graduate Recruitment Consultancy service. The team offer support with interviews, feedback and source jobs on your behalf (which typically pay up to £35,000)!

And let’s stay in touch. By keeping your details up-to-date, you’ll receive a quarterly newsletter and other alumni communications surrounding events, reunions and news. 

Heart of a Lion: Finding Resilience in the Face of Adversity

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Business Beyond the Classroom Presents: How to Build and Promote Your Business in 2022

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The Gorilla on your Shoulder: Your Secret to Success

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Upcoming Careers and Employability events

View the full events programme here.

10 ways to make yourself more employable - *Virtual event*

Wednesday 29 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm

How do you make yourself stand out, get a head start on the competition and ensure you are ready to tackle the jobs market? This session will provide some ideas for making yourself more employable by taking action and learning practical and useful skills.
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Competency interviews and the STAR technique

Thursday 30 March, 11.00am-12.00pm

Competency questions are still the most popular way for employers to test your skills in interviews. Join this session to find out why they are so important and how to structure your answers so that you stand out in a positive way utilising the STAR technique.
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Professional networking

Tuesday 18 April, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Being part of a strong, professional community is very important throughout our career and especially for new graduates, as they begin their professional journey.
City Guide - Aspex Gallery
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A beginners guide to job hunting

Thursday 20 April, 12.30pm-1.15pm

Applying for jobs takes a lot of time and effort. In this session we will cover some practical tips for getting started, how to find suitable vacancies and how we can support you.
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What are my career options?

Thursday 27 April, 11.00am-11.45am

Identify career possibilities aligned to or beyond your degree discipline - you might be surprised how many there are! We will then consider how to choose between them and find your best fit
Anglesea Building - Computer Suite 2.02 - Cisco Networking Suite
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Supercharge your interview skills

Thursday 27 April, 12.00pm-12.45pm

Learn a range of tried and tested ways to make a better impression, feel more confident and show your value to employers at this face-to-face event.
Business Simulation Suite
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We're there for you

An amazing graduate you could be missing out on! Learn about the excellent tools and events programme available to you.
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