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Careers advice for current students in sport

It's time to maximise your time as a student in the early stages of your studies so let's help guide you as you continue on your employability journey!

Starting University is an exciting time with so many activities going on. Although you are having fun don't forget to think about the career you want to have after you graduate. Look below to see what steps you should be taking at this stage of your studies in order to enhance your employability.

Explore how the School of Sport can help you to become more employable

We are passionate about helping our students to develop both the personal and professional skills they will need to prepare themselves for a challenging and rewarding career.

Your future employability is important to us and we will support you as you go on your employability journey with us!

In the School of Sport we provide an extensive range of activities, volunteering, work-based learning, placement, study abroad and work experience opportunities for you to develop and enhance a range of graduate qualities, which will make you very employable to future employers.

Explore what our School of Sport graduates have achieved

At Ulster University the School of Sport have many impressive graduates such as:

  • Ricky Simms – Director of PACE Sports Management, they manage athletes from 16 countries including Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.
  • Claire Gallagher – Commercial manager at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
  • Chris Hagan – Performance analyst for Ulster Rugby
  • Ryan Seaton – Olympic athlete
  • Rob Miller - Strength and conditioning coach with the English Institute of Sport/British Athletics

Check out the School of Sport Graduate Career Journeys for more inspiration.

Dr Martin Jones, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)  also has some advice for you

Explore School of Sport placement and internships opportunities on Ulster Recruit

Ulster Recruit is a fantastic resource for you to search for paid placement and internship opportunities.

All School of Sport non-schools placements will be advertised via Ulster Recruit so set up your profile and you will get emailed notifications of when opportunities in your areas of interest and geographical location go live!

All sports opportunities will also appear here for you to link out to so be proactive and don't miss out!

Here is a list of placement providers and a step by step guide for securing a placement.

Explore work experience opportunities in sport overseas

Here are the exciting opportunities Ulster University can offer you!

Why not also have a look at what the British Council can offer in terms of sports industry experience within their “Study Work Create” programme which provides opportunities for UK students, recent graduates, and young professionals to study, work, volunteer, research or develop your creativity abroad. Search by opportunity type or location to find a programme that suits you.

Explore some of the Universities our students have gone abroad to study at

The key findings from the British Council’s Broadening Horizons 2016 research document addressing the impact of study abroad found that 91% were likely to recommend study abroad to other students and would emphasise positive value to their social, personal and professional lives with better degree outcomes, higher levels of employment and higher salaries for those who have had international study experiences.

The School of Sport has Learning Agreements with two universities in Madrid, Spain through the Erasmus study abroad scheme.

School of Sport students are currently studying at the following universities:

For details regarding modules and subjects areas which can be studied abroad please contact Rachael Telford.

Student Study Abroad Guide

Staff Study Abroad Guide

Also see the careers section below for the full range of Ulster University Study Abroad short, medium and year long opportunities.

Explore the careers websites the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) recommend for you

www.bases.org.uk/Studentships Lists studentships in sport and exercise sciences, including PhD positions

www.bases.org.uk/Vacancies Lists job vacancies in sport and exercise sciences

www.healthjobsuk.com Lists the job opportunities within the NHS, so mainly for those interested in a clinical career

www.jobs.ac.uk Caters for all positions and studentships within higher education. Has an easy to use search engine, as well as e-mail updates on job openings. Also includes profiles of potential employers

www.leisurejobs.com A website for those wanting to work in the leisure and fitness industry. Includes job listings for all the major health clubs and gyms, as well as information on obtaining the correct training to get into the leisure industry

www.leisureopportunities.co.uk Focuses mainly on the health and fitness sector. Most of the major health clubs and gyms advertise here

www.prospects.ac.uk This website provides lots of information on tips for job seeking, postgraduate options and careers open days

www.tes.co.uk Caters mainly for teachers but there are job listings for those wishing to go into lecturing in further and higher education

www.uksport.gov.uk Advertises jobs in elite level sport and has a useful e-mail newsletter for the latest developments in elite sport

Dr Martin Jones, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited sport and exercise scientist and senior lecturer in sport & exercise psychology at the University of Exeter, also has some advice for you http://www.careers-in-sport.co.uk/blogs/view/12

Do a skills reflection and career path test to see some options of what you can do with your sports degree.

Now is the time to start exploring career options available to you and gain experience in your chosen career as this will help to develop your employability.

There are many areas that you can use your degree in sport to develop an exciting career path.

Explore coaching courses available to you within the School of Sport

Level 1 sports coaching qualification

In the first year of your undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity within the SLS170 Coaching Award module to acquire a recognised qualification at Level 1 in one of the following sports: gymnastics, athletics, basketball, Gaelic football, rugby, football and cricket.  Many of these awards will only cost a fraction of what it would cost if you weren’t a student with us!

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate

In your Health & Fitness Instruction Module SLS316 in second year you will have the opportunity to complete the Level 2 Fitness Instructor certificate which will enable you to work as a fitness instructor, do gym inductions and write programmes for beginners.

The School of Sport also offers a range of Active IQ courses for you to gain fitness qualifications during your time as an Ulster student.

These qualifications are a great opportunity to gain the qualifications necessary to gain employment in the fitness industry. There are a range of courses to choose from if you would like more information please contact Rachael Telford for further details.

Explore how to do performance analysis while you study with us

Second and final year modules in performance analysis in the Jordanstown undergraduate degree courses will show you how to use performance analysis software and its practical implementation in the sports field.

If you are interested in gaining work experience or a placement in performance analysis please contact the performance analysis module coordinators or Rachael Telford for more details.

Explore coaching opportunities with Galaxy Coaching

Galaxy Coaching is a sport and activity coaching company that run after school course in Primary schools across Northern Ireland.

We are looking for Level 1 or equivalent coaches to deliver our coaching programmes mainly in the Belfast/Lisburn and Newry & Mourne areas.

Coaches should have relevant qualifications and also experience in coaching children aged4-11 years.

The programmes include: football, Tag Rugby, Unihoc, Tennis, Basketball, Athletics, Netball, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Dance and Drama.

Please contact Galaxy Coaching Head Office at info@galaxycoaching.co.uk or

02890 605605 to request a Coach Application Form.

Explore coaching in America with UK International Soccer

UK International Soccer were established in 1990 and are one of the largest providers of professional soccer coaching in the USA. The opportunities we offer (including placement roles for university students) and the logistics of working for us are all detailed for you.

Please also see our latest recruitment flyer and Job Spec to give you some information on working for us. If you would like to go ahead and apply for a position immediately with UK International Soccer please visit our website.

To discuss this please contact

Gary Fowler

NI & RoI Recruitment Manager
077 5172 7483
gary.fowler@uksoccer.com

www.uksoccer.com

Explore how you could be involved in GymFun

The GymFUN employability and teacher training programme has been developed in the School of Sport to help address the workforce gaps experienced in clubs and schools across Northern Ireland.

School of Sport students often aspire to working in school and community settings where gymnastics provision/services are in high demand.

Through the provision of quality training, work based learning experiences, formal qualifications and employment opportunities the GymFun programme helps increase the quality of gymnastics and fundamental movement skills teaching/coaching in Northern Ireland.

GymFun provides our students and teachers with opportunities to grow in confidence teaching and coaching gymnastics skills so that they can provide increased opportunities and help grow the sport during their time at university and after they graduate.

GymFun students are currently working in over 12 Gymnastics clubs throughout the province.

There are many advantages if you get involved with Gym Fun, for example you will hold a recognised British Gymnastics Qualification and you will increase your knowledge and confidence to deliver gymnastics and fundamental movement activities in a club setting or as part of the PE Curriculum.

Students who get involved in the programme will:

  • Have increased knowledge and confidence to deliver gymnastics and fundamental movement activities in club setting or as part of the PE Curriculum.
  • Have specific knowledge and understanding of how to introduce and develop a range of gymnastics/fundamental skills in a safe and progressive manner
  • Hold a recognised British Gymnastics Qualification.
  • Be familiar with and have explored the use of a range of resources and how to use these to enhance the delivery of gymnastics activities.
  • Gain quality voluntary and paid work experiences in one of the many partner clubs.

Explore how you could be involved in Sports Outreach

Volunteering opportunities exist for School of Sport students in a range of Sport and Physical activity programmes via the Sports Outreach Unit.

Volunteer sign up information for 2016/17 will be available on Blackboard student support area from September 26th 2016.

Explore the School of Sport's Ulster EDGE award activities

The Ulster Edge celebrates activities that you complete outside your studies, as you are a student in the School of Sport there are many activities and classes you can do that will go towards your Edge Award.

For example, part of the SLS108 Effective Learning & Employability module you will have the opportunity to complete PPD105 Building Your Skills.

You will also have the opportunity to complete PPD259 Motivation for Careers Success in first or second year and PPD258 Project Yourself with Confidence in 2nd year.

In your preparation for placement classes in 2nd year you will have the opportunity to complete PPD104 Developing Your Skills.

Other School of Sport EDGE activities which are only open to Sports students include:

  • Outreach Education Induction Training programme
  • Outreach School Sport Legacy programme
  • Outreach Sport for LIFE programme
  • Sport for LIFE All Island Programme: Tutor Team
  • Sport for LIFE All Island Programme: Physical Activity & Health Research Training
  • Sport Changes Life & Ulster Sports Outreach 'ehoops' programme
  • Youth Engagement in Sport (YES) Programme
  • SportABILITY Programme
  • GymFun (gymnastics) in2 coaching programme
  • GymFun Leadership programme
  • GymFun Mentoring programme

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Explore how to develop your career as a student at Ulster University

Ways to start developing your career while you study

Studying for a degree is challenging enough. We know. But it’s a competitive world out there, and there's plenty you can do to enhance your career prospects right now. Our advice is to take every opportunity you can to develop your skills, broaden your experience and hone those personal attributes that graduate employers really value. To secure promising career opportunities when you graduate you’ll need a good degree, work experience (the more relevant the better) and well-developed employability skills like:

  • A positive attitude: a can-do approach and a willingness to learn – what’s called ‘a good work ethic’.
  • Reliability. Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up”. Seems simple, but it’s true.
  • Good personal presentation: a clean shirt or blouse (ironed if possible) and a neat, concise CV.
  • Honesty and integrity: all employers appreciate want to trust their employees to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
  • Initiative: put your hand out first; ask everyone’s name, ask questions.
  • Time keeping and personal organisation: get those travel apps.
  • Customer focus: what does the other person want/need; how will they benefit?
  • Communication skills: make eye contact, show interest, ask questions, smile, offer the occasional opinion.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills: accept new challenges and learn about yourself and others.
  • Computer skills: if you’re not already a wizard, put in the hours, go boldly, youth is on your side here.

It can never be too early to get a handle on what you have to offer or develop those areas that need attention.

Want to get started?

Make a list of your skills and ask yourself what stage you are in your career planning. Then checkout your career options at:

Take a look at the careers you might be suited to here:

Here are some straightforward ways you can give your employability a real boost

The Ulster EDGE Award

Alongside your studies and work experience, the Ulster EDGE Award is a key way of improving your employability. It costs nothing to enrol. To achieve the Award, you take part in a wide range of activities that enhance your career prospects. This shows future employers you are committed to developing your personal skills.

Find out more:

Check your EDGE progress: Click Here

HEAR

HEAR or (Higher Education Academic Report) is the official University record of achievements, both academic and non-academic, gained while studying at Ulster. Access your HEAR directly through the top toolbar on the Student Portal.

Get an understanding of Employers’ Expectations

To understand what employers are looking for in graduate recruits, review the jobs and opportunities that you would like to apply for in your final year and upon graduation. Click here for more information

Apply for work experience

Gaining relevant work experience is the most effective way of enhancing your job prospects. Many graduate jobs are filled by graduates that have previously worked for that employer through placements, internships or other programmes. Through work experience you will expand your network and learn from people who can help you in your future career. Depending on your year of study, degree subject and your own interests, there are different types of work experience opportunity.

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Summer Internships

Summer Internships can fall between 1st and 2nd year or 2nd and final year. You can secure internships by applying to publicly advertised opportunities or networking. You can search for advertised opportunities through our Work Experience Recruit portal.

Placements

Most degree programmes offer the chance to take a year-long placement to develop experience, confidence, skills and network. Placements can also improve the classification of your degree.What stage are you at in planning for a placement year?

Placement Recruit is the University's portal for managing year-long placement opportunities. There is also a range of external online resources through which you can locate placements. Creating your own placement opportunity is empowering. Talk to your course’s placement co-ordinator to better understand your options and link up with previous placement providers.

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Volunteering

Voluntary work increases your personal development in areas like organisational skills and confidence. It also gives you the chance to contribute to something you care about. Voluntary work can stimulate ideas for more permanent positions, allow you to meet deadlines, work in a team and generally give you experience of working life. Find out more here

Find part time work and volunteering opportunities advertised with Ulster University here

Networking

Although many students secure relevant work experience through advertised opportunities, much of it is gained by personal networking. Many job vacancies and opportunities are hidden. Networking is a great way to unearth them. There are different ways you can do this:

Online: create a LinkedIn profile to connect with people in professional areas of interest to you who could potentially provide opportunities or help you in the future. See more on LinkedIn on the Employability Portal. Students and graduates are increasingly being contacted by recruiters thanks to their social media presence, so use LinkedIn and Twitter to your advantage. Use a consistent username and image, and reference other platforms that you're using professionally to link them. Join relevant LinkedIn groups to get involved in discussions, and keep adding contacts to grow your network.

In person: Simple conversations can lead to work experience and job opportunities, so don't be afraid to approach people directly. Family, friends and colleagues should be your starting point, but you can build a broad network of useful contacts through careers fairs and events, open days and workshops to understand what recruiters are looking for and what current opportunities are available. Maintaining these contacts can, in the future, provide job leads, introduce you to employers with a job vacancy, and offer advice and information.

Be proactive: Research relevant organisations that are of interest to you

  1. Tailor your CV and a bespoke cover letter (or email)
  2. Identify a relevant contact and
  3. Write to (or email) them with your CV enquiring about possible opportunities or the possibility of shadowing/observing on a one off or ongoing basis.

Always approach organisations professionally and politely – remember people are busy and there is no guarantee that you will get a response. But this can be an effective approach. Once you’ve made a contact, keep in touch, perhaps even asking whether they can recommend you to anyone else if there are no opportunities available. Referral increases your chances of being interviewed and getting a job.

Make use of the Career Development Centre

Your Career Development Centre can help prepare you, so we urge you to arrange a meeting or submit an online question.

The My Career tab on the student portal and the Employability Portal have a wide range of online support and information. If you are unsure about what steps to take, you can access expert advice from your Career Development Centre.

Each campus has a dedicated Career Development Centre where you can call in Monday - Thursday 9am - 4:30pm and Friday 9am - 3:30pm.

We know that outside of term you might not be able to get to your campus so you can access advice through online chat, careers advice appointments (including via Skype), email and telephone.

Centre locations
Jordanstown (13G01), Coleraine (H214), Magee (MF226E), Belfast (library)

Careers Events: Fairs, Masterclasses and Careers EDGE modules

The Career Development Centre runs events, fairs, Masterclasses and EDGE Activities on each campus throughout the semester so call in and find out what’s on or check out our careers events page or Facebook page.

Explore studying or working abroad

Studies show that students who have gained international experience achieve better degree outcomes, higher levels of employment and higher salaries. You can go abroad during your degree to study or work. When you begin your degree, ask your course director or studies advisor how you can make this happen. Find out more about international opportunities at Ulster University

The British Council also offers a “Study Work Create” programme that provides opportunities to study, work, volunteer, research or develop your creativity abroad. Gaining a place can be competitive so make sure you know what it takes so you can start preparing now.

Be self-employed while studying

Here’s a thought. You could run your own business or work freelance during your time at university. Having the drive to start out on your own is half the battle but the key question is “Where do I go from here?” Enactus is a university society that could help you develop your entrepreneurial skills. The Ulster Alumni department also helps students develop business ideas.  Local business development agency, Ortus, has a guide to what to think about before you start and case studies of local businesses who have started from scratch.

Get involved in a Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is a business that tackles social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. This might sound like charity work, but social enterprises are commercial organisations. They make and do things that earn money and make profits like any business. It is how they work and what they do with their profits that is different: working to make a bigger difference, reinvesting the profits they make to do more good.

If you’re interested in setting up a business as a social enterprise, The Social Enterprise Hub at Ortus provides free expert guidance on everything from what is a social enterprise, set up, governance, legalities, marketing and finance.

Start putting your plans into action!

Plan

Plan your work experience

You need to start getting some work experience; ideally in an area of the sports industry you are keen to gain employment in later on.

To gain a better idea of where you would like to go take a look at our list of current and previous placement providers.

Please contact Rachael Telford if you would like to approach any of these placement providers to gain some voluntary work experience before securing a placement in year 3 of your undergraduate degree programme.

MSc students please speak to your course director about appropriate work based learning or internship opportunities in your specialist area of study.

Plan for your for placement year

During your placement year you have the opportunity to gain work experience and in the School of Sport. We have links with placement providers such a local councils, schools, sports facilities, strength and conditioning gyms, performance analyst services and sports management companies, to name but a few.

You also have the option of setting up your own placement. Please contact Rachael Telford for more details.

Throughout your second year you will have preparation for placement and employment classes which will enable you to:

  • make informed decisions about the best placement or study abroad option for you
  • get feedback on your CV
  • get feedback on your interview technique
  • complete PPD104 as part of the Ulster EDGE Award
  • see a list  of current and previous placement providers
  • talk to final year students who have just completed a placement year

Here is a list of placement providers and a step by step guide for securing a placement.

Plan your schools based placement in Northern Ireland

Sports Outreach is responsible for the recruitment, selection, management and co-ordination of all School of Sport students who are placed in secondary, grammar and primary schools across Northern Ireland.

Application packs for students for 2017/18 placement are available from Sports Outreach from January 2017.

Plan how you can be involved with Sports Outreach

Volunteering opportunities exist for School of Sport students in a range of sport and physical activity programmes via the Sports Outreach Unit.

If you want to volunteer, sign up information for 2016/17 will be available on Blackboard student support area from September 26th 2016.

Plan if you would like to complete any Active IQ courses

In the SLS316 Health & Fitness Instruction module in semester two of second year you will have the opportunity to complete the Level Two Fitness Instructor certificate which will enable you to work as a fitness instructor, do gym inductions and write programmes for beginners.

The School of Sport also offers a range of Active IQ courses for you to gain fitness qualifications during your time as an Ulster student. These qualifications are a great opportunity to gain the qualifications necessary to gain employment in the fitness industry

Contact Rachael Telford for further details.

Plan your School of Sport specific EDGE Award activities

As part of your sports degree you will have the opportunity to complete many modules that are associated with the Ulster Edge Award, these modules include, PPD105 Building Your Skills and PPD259 Motivation for Careers Success, as well as many more to choose from.

Other School of Sport EDGE activities which are only open to Sports students include:

  • Sports Outreach Education Induction Training programme
  • Sports Outreach School Sport Legacy programme
  • Sports Outreach Sport for LIFE programme
  • Sport for LIFE All Island Programme:Tutor Team
  • Sport for LIFE All Island Programme:Physical Activity and Health Research
  • Sports Outreach 'ehoops' programme
  • Youth Engagement in Sport (YES)
  • Programme SportABILITY Programme
  • GymFun (gymnastics) into coaching programme
  • GymFun Leadership programme
  • GymFun Mentoring programme

Action

Meet with your studies advisor & create an action plan

Now is the time to put your plans into action by arranging a meeting with your studies advisor who will advise you on your studies and placements, all well as this they will be a career development mentor who will advise you on all the opportunities that are available to you.

Your studies advisor will also help you devise an action plan so that you can set achievable targets for completing activities that will enhance your employability!

Attend school events

It is also important that you attend School of Sport events, the School of Sport Employers Fair will be held inNovember in the Assembly Hall.

Registration details will be sent by email. Please contact Rachael Telford if you have any queries.

Take part in all the career readiness activities in the Preparation for Placement & Employment module

This module will run throughout 2nd year and give you a fantastic opportunity to plan your placement year either working or studying abroad.

This module will guide you through the process of securing a placement as well as the opportunity to complete an EDGE accredited module, development of your CV and mock interview practice!

For more details see the lecture schedule for this module.

Plan your Study Abroad experience

The key findings from the British Council’s Broadening Horizons 2016 addressing the impact of study abroad found that 91% were likely to recommend study abroad to other students and would emphasise positive value to their social, personal and professional lives with better degree outcomes, higher levels of employment and higher salaries for those who have had international study experiences.

Here are the exciting opportunities Ulster University can offer you!

The School of Sport has Learning Agreements with two universities in Madrid, Spain through the Erasmus study abroad scheme.

We also have students have completed the ISEP programme as well as Study USA. Please contact Rachael Telford for further details.

Why not also have a look at what the British Council can offer within their “Study Work Create” programme which provides opportunities for UK students, recent graduates, and young professionals to study, work, volunteer, research or develop your creativity abroad. Search by opportunity type or location to find a programme that suits you

Sign up for some coaching work with Galaxy Coaching

Galaxy Coaching is a sport and activity coaching company that run after school course in Primary schools across Northern Ireland who are looking for Level 1 or equivalent coaches to deliver our coaching programmes mainly in the Belfast/Lisburn and Newry & Mourne areas.

Coaches should have relevant qualifications and also experience in coaching children aged4-11 years.

The programmes include: football, Tag Rugby, Unihoc, Tennis, Basketball, Athletics, Netball, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Dance and Drama.

Please contact Galaxy Coaching Head Office at info@galaxycoaching.co.uk or

02890 605605 to request a Coach Application Form.

Sign up for coaching in American with UK International Soccer

UK International Soccer were established in 1990 and are one of the largest providers of professional soccer coaching in the USA. The opportunities we offer (including placement roles for university students) and the logisticsof working for us are all detailed for you.

Please also see our latest recruitment flyer and Job Spec to give you some information on working for us. If you would like to go ahead and apply for a position immediately with UK International Soccer please or visit our website.

To discuss this please contact

Gary Fowler

NI & RoI Recruitment Manager
077 5172 7483
gary.fowler@uksoccer.com

www.uksoccer.com

Plan how to develop your employability as an Ulster University student

How to develop your employability

Make yourself the best candidate you can be.

  1. Work towards the EDGE Award. Get involved and get credit for all of your experience. There are a wide range of activities that you can complete throughout your degree to help you develop your employability.
  2. Plan how you can develop the qualities and skills that are required as a graduate. We encourage all our students to demonstrate:

    - Subject-specific knowledge and skills informed by current research and professional/vocational practice

    - Flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial approach to the resolution of problems

    - Self-confidence, appreciation of sustainability matters, an ethical sensitivity, and a commitment to life-wide learning

    - Effective collaborative working, communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback

Think about how you can develop all these skills in every part of your life at university, home, your part time job or work experience.

Top 10 skills that will get you a job

Gain Experience

Plan how to apply for placement, internship, work experience opportunities.

Seek advice and take a proactive approach to sourcing and securing a placement from appropriate sources

Network furiously

And shamelessly. In person and via social media. Check out #BelfastHour on Thursday evenings 9pm - 10pm to get started and get yourself known.

  1. City Business Hub
  2. Belfast Hour

What you can do to develop your career right now

  • Register on Ulster Recruit to look for placement/work experience opportunities. Write your CV and covering letter.
  • Approach organisations that you are interested in gaining experience with. Ask if there are opportunities available. Attend interviews as requested.
  • Ensure that you have a clear, professional social media/online presence prior to seeking a placement opportunity. Seek and act on feedback from any unsuccessful applications.

The Ulster EDGE Award

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Checklist the School of Sport recommend you have accomplished by this stage in your studies

  1. Met with your studies advisor to create your Student Action Plan for completing worthwhile activities to enhance your employability.
  2. Fulfilled deadlines for the completion of activities in your Student Action Plan.
  3. Signed up for the Ulster EDGE Award (undergraduates).
  4. Completed at least 2 EDGE PPD modules (undergraduates).
  5. Completed at least one coaching qualification.
  6. Gained some relevant work experience.
  7. Created a LinkedIn profile and are beginning to create a network of contacts.
  8. Explored local and international work experience for the summer months.
  9. Explored short term and third year study abroad options.
  10. Created an up to date version of your CV.
  11. Explored the option of getting involved with GymFun.
  12. Explored getting involved with one or more of the Sports Outreach programmes.
  13. Secured a placement or study abroad opportunity for the third year of my undergraduate degree.
  14. Explored coaching opportunities.

Checklist of what the Career Development Centre recommends you have accomplished by this stage in your studies

Check your progress so far

By this stage in your studies, according to the Career Development Centre, you should be able to say yes to the following activities:

  1. I have written my CV and have made applications to develop my experience and skills.
  2. I have gained some relevant work experience or I have secured a placement to develop my experience.
  3. I have created a LinkedIn profile and have started creating a network of contacts
  4. I have explored local or international work experience for the summer months
  5. I have explored short term and 3rd year study abroad options .
  6. I have made myself aware of the timings of graduate recruitment deadlines early in final year (if not completing a placement year)
  7. I have completed 3 out of 4 EDGE Activities (4 out of 6 for EDGE Excel)

Explore the Employability Portal

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