During 2019 we ran two separate employability initiatives in addition to our yearly offer.
We’ll be running them again in 2020. We really value the expertise of our alumni and professionals in Industry, if you are interested in contributing to any of our events, please contact Alison Zorraquin firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss about possible workshops or initiatives.
AUB ADVANTAGE 2019
AUB Advantage was held in May and June 2019 and will run again in 2020. This was a series of events designed to give final year, post graduate students and recent alumni some practical support for developing their career post AUB. Employers and organisations who supported the event included Immerse Medical, Silk Factory Creative Agency, Rivero Consulting and Outset.
- Adobe training and exams
- Personal development courses run by executive coaches
- Sessions around: Developing confidence in yourself as a creative professional, using LinkedIn, CV and Interview practice, Guidance on setting up as a freelancer
- First Aid training with certificates
- City and Guilds Introduction to teaching Skills level 2 certificate
Feedback from our 2019 graduating students
“This was great! Really useful Adobe training / exam to provide at the end of university.”
“I’ll definitely carry my knowledge as a first aider into the workplace as a graduate”
“It went above and beyond my expectations. It was really interactive.I found “personal Branding” really useful for moving forwards with my career intentions. Going through the psychometric test in detail. This provided me with the inspiration to make a change.”
Employability and Enterprise skills week, March 2019
Every year we hold the AUB Employability and Enterprise Skills week. In March 2019 we ran 18 separate events aimed at helping students develop their career.
Employers, alumni and professional organisations from the creative industries supported the week which was an enormous success. Employers and professional organisations presenting during the week included:
- Macmillan book publishers
- The Design Trust
- The Art’s Development Company
- Three Sided Cube
- Yes! I’m a Designer
- LoveLove Films
We’ll be running more events in March 2020 for Employability week. If you’re a company, creative professional or AUB Alumni, please get in touch!