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Grab Every Opportunity Which Comes Your Way

Jun 19, 2020 | Students Career Progression

 
Dear Students,
 
Welcome to the DGHE Careers Blog!

Several years ago, I read the book, “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway” by Dr. Susan Jeffers which challenges the reader to accept challenges in order to grow - and this is my message to you all today. Throughout your studies and career, you will be presented with a number of challenges.  At first you may be trepidant about taking up a challenge or opportunity but make sure that you really consider it, because passing it up may mean you lose the opportunity to expand your experience and therefore your employability skills.  As Dr. Jeffers says “Feel the fear and do it anyway”.  We all experience fear and panic at times but if you can rise above your fears you leave yourself open to a wealth of opportunities.   For more information about work experience and internships see:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships

We have one such opportunity coming up for our business students.  On the 26th June at 1pm the company UK Professionals will be delivering a presentation about the internships which they offer via a number of different companies focusing on marketing, digital marketing, social media marketing, business and entrepreneurship and DGHE are offering to fund two internships for two of our business students.  This means that you will undertake a virtual internship which we pay for – what have you got to lose?

The package will include:             

  • CV review and recommendations 
  • LinkedIn review and recommendations 
  • Access to online platform to support 21st Century and remote working skills 
  • Arranging a virtual internship
  • Providing ongoing support during the internship
  • A certificate, Manager Reference, and LinkedIn recommendation on successful completion of the programme 
  • This would normally cost you hundreds of pounds!

When you attend the online presentation on 26th June 2020 at 1pm you will hear how you can apply for this opportunity. 

Do bear in mind that relevant work experience is vital for successfully securing a job after you graduate from DGHE.  Employers will always look at your qualifications, the grades you achieved and what your referees say about you.  However, they will also look at your work experience.  They will want to know what you did, what you learnt, the skills you acquired, the projects you undertook and the results.  In short, they will want to see that you can reflect and learn from your work experience.  The following article, (page 24) Uncovering the Value of Work Experience explains this further:  https://issuu.com/agcas_00/docs/mar064_-_phoenix_160_single_pages__150dpi/?ff

So, don’t miss this opportunity – join us online on Friday 26th at 1pm. 

Best wishes, Angela Kinloch, Careers & Employability Consultant, DGHE. a.kinloch@dghe.ac.uk