WSA Careers Week: What’s On?
Monday 25 February – Friday 01 March is Careers Week at WSA, a whole week of workshops, talks and opportunities to learn more about creative careers. Take a look at the full schedule below:
Monday 25 February
“Career Options and Career Readiness” Talk for Undergraduate (BA) students // 12:00 – 13:00 // Seminar Rooms 8 & 9 // Careers and Employability Service.
Book your place here: Career Options and Career Readiness Talk
“Working With The Graduate Capital Model… Are you Managing Your Career?” Talk for PG (MA) students // 13:00 – 14:00 // Seminar Rooms 8 & 9 // Careers and Employability Service
Book your place here: “Working with the Graduate Capital Model” Talk
“Why Do Postgraduate Study?” Talk // 14:30-15:30 // Rotunda // Careers and Employability Service
Book your place here: “Why Do Postgraduate Study?” Talk
Tuesday 26 February
Cover letters and CV drop-in session // 12:00 – 14:00 // WSA Café // Careers and Employability Service
Wednesday 27 February
“The Fashion Switch” Webinar // 10:00 – 11:00 // Lecture Theatre B (East Building)
“Freelancing Bootcamp” Workshop for Undergraduate (BA) and Postgraduate (MA) students – learn about life as a freelancer including sales, marketing, time management, getting started and networking.
12:00 – 17:00 // Lecture Theatre B (East Building) // Careers and Employability Service
Book your place here: “Freelancing Bootcamp” Workshop
“Careers in Museums and Galleries” Talk for Undergraduate (BA) and Postgraduate (MA) students
Come and listen to Stephen Lowy talk about his career journey and the careers that exist within Museums and Galleries. This is a great opportunity to develop your commercial awareness, gain a sector insight and ask any questions you have. // 13:30-14:30 // Avenue Campus // Careers and Employability Service
Sign up here: Careers in Museums and Galleries Talk
WSA Mini Careers Fayre // 14:30-16:30 // WSA Café
Put the date in your diary for a careers fair held right here at WSA Café! The companies and teams you will be able to meet on the day are below…
Mutrend Lab is an independent concept store and a collaborative space run by a social enterprise startup Mu Collective CIC, a fast growing creative community where we endorse good designs and timeless creations.
Whitchurch Silk Mill
Whitchurch Silk Mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building. A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire. The silk mill is available for tours and has a shop with handcrafted items. They often organise crafting workshops as well.
Climax is a games design company located in Portsmouth. They have an extensive history in developing all kinds of digital experiences across all formats, delivering entire games, through to co-development and technological problem solving and the have won awards along the way.
Careers & Employability Services
Every year Careers & Employability Services help thousands of students to explore, develop and shape their futures through connecting them with hundreds of organisations, graduate recruiters and further study providers.
Work Experience Team
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated University of Southampton student or recent graduate, wanting to gain valuable work experience in a particular career sector? Not only will work experience enable you to develop many skills that graduate employers look for when recruiting, it will also help you build a network of future contacts and assist you in evidencing your potential.
Arts at University of Southampton – Arts Strategy
Arts at University of Southampton is a gateway to a world of Arts and Culture at the University and the cities of Southampton and Winchester. Our student Arts Ambassadors and staff at can provide information on Excel Internships (paid placements) at arts and cultural organisations across Southampton and Winchester and advice on how to navigate a career in this sector.
Also hear about Turner Sims (University’s concert hall), John Hansard Gallery (University’s contemporary art gallery), Nuffield Southampton Theatres and a space arts and the opportunities they have for current students and alumni.
Winchester School of Art Library is part of the University Southampton Library Service, which provides support across every University campus. They also offer drop-ins for academic writing.
SUSU – Academic Integrity
Busy with your assignments, essays, hand-ins, reports? Our Union’s Academic Integrity Campaign will be present at the Mini Careers Fair to help you understand the dos and don’ts of Academic Integrity.
SUSU – Marketing & Design
Our Union has its own Marketing and Communications Team with various experts in Marketing and Design. Come and talk to them about their career graphic design, video, social media, animation and ask our Marketing Manager about what she would like to see as an employer.
SUSU – STRIVE scheme
Our Union has launched the STRIVE scheme to give you credit for all the wonderful volunteering work that you are doing and will do over the course of your studies at the University of Southampton. We recognise your volunteering experience by issuing an e-Badge. Come and talk to Margarita, Our Union’s learning and Development Adviser, about how to get involved.
Thursday 28 February
Careers Drop-In // 12:00 – 14:00 // WSA Café // Careers and Employability Service
Friday 01 March
LinkedIn Labs – learn how to set up your LinkedIn profile, how to showcase your skills and experience, and make your profile appealing to employers // 11:00 – 15:00 // outside WSA Library
“Work Experience” Talk // 12:00 – 13:00 // Seminar Rooms 8 and 9 // Careers and Employability Service
Talking Heads – visiting artist lecture programme // 15:00-16:00