Sí! De Montfort University has gone all Mexican and for the first time ever is holding a fiesta! Now, you might be wondering why a fiesta? Well, this is a great way to end the year, and a fiesta is a great way to celebrate. DMU has joined up with all Faculty departments to bring all of its students a whole month of careers workshops, employability skills sessions and much more!
This is a great opportunity not only for graduates, but first and second year students, too, to gain those all-important skills you need, not only for your future career prospects, but for now! If you are a in your second year, this is the perfect opportunity to get out there and find work placements, and gain those important contacts, and for first-year students, it is a great way to take full advantage of what the University has to offer! As it is always good to get a step ahead of the game! Remember, once you get your degree, you’ll be let loose into the ‘real’ world, and going after your dream job is not as simple as putting graduate at the end of your CV. Thousands of students are in the same boat, as you would have done the exact same thing as the graduate next to you. So use this month of activities to get that step closer to achieving what you want! Whether it’s creating the perfect CV or help with interview skills, take some time out and get yourself booked on as many lectures and workshops as you need; there’s no limit.
This is the time to really enhance your abilities not only as a student but as a person, and follow all roads leading to success! The Fiesta launches on Thursday 16th May in the Campus Centre. From 12–4pm you can sign up for events, talk to our careers staff and the DSU, and be entertained by our Mariachi band. There’s also the chance to win freebies including an iPad mini, Las Iguanas vouchers and a free lunch from the Campus Centre! So come rain or shine, you are guaranteed to have an eye fiesta! I am personally looking forward to this month of activities. As my Frontrunners placement comes to a close, this is the perfect time to get out there and network with possible employers.
So if you find yourself thinking:
- I want relevant, paid work experience
- I don’t know what I can do with my degree
- I need a part-time job to pay off some bills
- I’m interested in supporting my community
- I don’t have the skills employers want
- I don’t know how to sell myself in CVs and at interviews
- I’m no good at aptitude tests
Get down to Eye fiesta on the 16th of May at the Campus Centre, between 12-4pm, or if you’re not feeling up for the festivities (I don’t know why you wouldn’t), you can sign up for workshops and lectures online at http://bit.ly/18E140I