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The AUB Innovation team works closely with the Employability team to develop skills sessions for students for their future careers, setting up their own businesses or becoming freelancers.
During 2019 we ran two separate employability initiatives in addition to our year 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 on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible workshops or initiatives.
AUB Advantage 2019
AUB Advantage was held in May and June 2019. This was a series of events designed to give final year students, postgraduate 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
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.