Careers Café: Understanding & Overcoming Interview Nerves

The Careers Cafe is about bringing the student voice to the challenges and opportunities students and graduates face in advancing their career.

Date and Time

Wednesday 26 May 2021

11:00 AM  to 12:00 PM

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About this event

The Careers Cafe is about bringing the student voice to the challenges and opportunities students and graduates face in advancing their career. Rather than 'telling' you what to do it is about a real conversation about the chosen topic with relevant insights and views from students, graduates and employers. This session is going to take a deep dive into our anxieties about job interviews. We will talk to current students and recent graduates about their experiences and journey from super nervous and anxious to, well, less nervous and anxious.

We talk a lot about interviews and the nervousness and anxiety is one of the biggest challenges students and graduates face. Instead of just telling you what to do, let's have a conversation about real experiences and feelings about interviews. Getting to grips with WHY we feel so nervous is the first step towards confident, coherent, calm interview performance.

This session is open to all students and you will have the option of just listening in, taking part or just using the chat function to pose your questions and comments.

Guest speakers include:

Alysha Proctor - Human Resource Talent Coordinator, Connected Talent, UK, (UU graduate in Business business with HRM, 2020) I am a refined Human Resources and Project Management professional with more than 10 years of management experience. I am an agile and flexible, global professional, accustomed to working in fast-paced, challenging, and complex environments in multiple regions throughout the world. 11.05am – 11.20am

Megan McKillop – Technical IT Placement student at Ulster University within Employability & Careers. Studying Computer Science (Software Systems Development) I am delighted for this opportunity, and to share my experiences about interview nerves, and how I succeeded to gain a placement. 11.20am – 11.35am

Christopher Muir – Wellbeing Adviser, Jordanstown campus. I work with students who are struggling with a range of Wellbeing issues including anxiety, low mood and sleep hygiene. 11.35am – 11.50am