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Calling all 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates: It's time to be inspired!

1 Oct 2022 - 30 Nov 2023

10.00am - 7.56pm


Calling all 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates: It's time to be inspired!

Grad Connect is about making the most of your network and those willing to help which can make all the difference to your career. Lucky for you, you have the Portsmouth alumni community behind you.

You told us you want to build resilience, motivation and a mindset for success – catch up on the 2021 Grad Connect events on-demand below.

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

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)!

Help us stay in touch with you about events, reunions and news. Update your details with us to sign up for our quarterly alumni newsletter and other alumni communications.

Your Grad Connect Events

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Grad Connect On-Demand

Heart of a Lion

Alumna Lauren Steadman offers her insight, tips and support on building resilience in the face of adversity

How to Build and Promote Your Business

Alumnus Josh Robinson provides you with expert marketing insights to help you succeed

The Gorilla on your Shoulder

Alumnus Olly Shepherd will help you face your fears and manage your mindset to achieve your goals

Upcoming Careers and Employability Events

View the full events programme here

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Get Ready for the South East Regional Virtual Fair

Monday 17 October, 12.30pm-1.30pm

We're joining forces with other universities across the region to make our careers fair bigger and better. This in-person session will teach you how to make the most out of the fair, navigate the platform and create a profile.

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South East Virtual Careers Fair

Wednesday 19 October, 10.00am-4.00pm

This year we're joining forces with other universities across the region to make our careers fair bigger and better. Over 50 organisations are looking to recruit you into a wide range of industries! Don't forget to book the 'get ready' sessions before the event.

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Supercharge Your Interview Skills

Thursday 20 October, 12.00pm-12.45pm

This virtual session will cover a range of tried and tested ways to make a better impression, feel more confident and show your value to employers. You'll leave with tips and strategies to improve your interview technique and secure that dream job!

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Marketing Yourself as an International Student

Thursday 20 October, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Are you an international graduate interested in working in the UK after your studies? This session will outline things you need to know regarding post-study visa options and how to market yourself within the jobs market.

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Volunteering Fair

Wednesday 26 October, 11.00am-2.00pm

Meet 40 different not-for-profit organisations to find out about different ways that you can volunteer your time to help a valuable cause, all whilst building your own skills, experience and knowledge. This event will take place within Third Space at the Students' Union.

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CV's with Carrington West

Thursday 27 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

At this in-person session, Carrington West will give you an overview of how to write a great CV that will showcase your skills to future employers in the best possible way. It will highlight how you can use your soft skills to increase your employability.

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An amazing graduate benefit that you could be missing out on! Throughout the Grad Connect series, you'll learn about the excellent tools and events programme available to you.
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