The Careers and Employability blog is written by the Cardiff University Careers and Employability staff with regular contributions from students and graduates, sharing their work experience stories, and employers.
Blogging for the Marketing Team …
Katrina Taylor – Marketing Manager
“I’ve worked in Careers since 2000 and I am responsible for the marketing of the Service, in particular Student Marketing. I plan and implement our Marketing strategy and oversee the design of campaigns and use of print and on-line mediums to successfully promote the array of services and support available”.
Alyson Lloyd – Marketing Intern and Final Year Psycholgy Student
‘I’m a third year Psychology student with specific interest and experience in Marketing. My role is to ensure students are aware of the services, events and opportunities available to them and also to enhance our social media presence. I’m very happy to be working with the team and look forward to the year ahead!’
Mia Christopher – Marketing Ambassador/Final Year English Language & Communication Student
“I am interested in pursuing a career in marketing and I’m excited to be working with the careers and employability marketing team. I’m working specifically on promoting the Engineering & Technology Careers Fair and the Science Careers Fair”.
Allie Lawson – Marketing Ambassador/Final Year JOMEC Student
“I’m a third year student who has professionally worked in marketing and public relations over the past two years. I have also worked for TARGETjobs and love chatting with students about their career plans. I will be responsible for marketing the Autumn Careers Fair and the Business Careers Fair”.
Lowri Morgan – Marketing Ambassador/1st Year Law Student
” I am currently in my second year studying Law LLB in Cardiff University. I intend to be a commercial lawyer in the future, and have been told the best lawyers are the best business people; and so I have developed an interest in marketing. I am specifically promoting the Cardiff Law Fair”.
Blogging for Careers Advice and Information …
Melanie Wortham – Graduate Support Adviser
“I have worked in Careers and Employability for nearly 7 years having previously worked in HR. It’s good to know that once you have graduated it is never too late to make use of the advice and support available. My role is to support graduates in career choice, career change as well as providing advice on job search, applications, interviews and assessment centres”.
Helen Mc Nally – Career Consultant for Law
“I joined Careers in 2008 having worked in a range of other school and university environments as a Careers Adviser. I now work mainly with Law students, both at Careers & Employability and in the Law School where I try to create opportunities for students to connect with solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals in order to enhance their understanding of the legal world . I help students with all aspects of their career planning and encourage them to develop their employability skills to enhance their future prospects”.
Blogging for the Cardiff Award …
Kathryn Foot- Cardiff Award Manager
“I am the Cardiff Award Manager. I have been working at Careers and Employability for 11 years, helping students find and gain work experience! I now run the Cardiff Award, it’s a great programme and something I am really proud to be a part of. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you”.
Blogging for the Work Experience & GO Wales Teams
Joanne Jenkins- GO Wales Programme Manager
“I have been working for GO Wales for 9 years. During my time here I have seen how crucial work experience is to getting students and graduates employment. I hope to be able get this message across with the help of the blog and continue to find good quality work experience opportunities in the local area”.
Alex Hicks – GO Wales Placement Manager
“I am new to the GO Wales team and I am responsible for placements and Jobs Growth Wales vacancies. I am hoping to use my background working with employers in the private sector to secure interesting and sustainable opportunities for students and graduates”.
Angharad Brown – GO Wales Placement Officer
“I work specifically on the Placement and Jobs Growth Wales schemes. Until June 2013 I was working within the media industry, so I’m relatively new to GO Wales and I’m enjoying learning about the fantastic work the programme offers students, graduates and employers in Wales”.
Natasha Caplan – GO Wales Taster Manager
“My previous background includes 10 years within recruitment and business development. As Taster Manager my role includes helping students find work taster opportunities, helping them add to their employability skills and find valuable experience for their future. I think it is a fantastic opportunity for students to sample roles and help them decide which career path to take.”
Paul Jones- Internships Manager
“My name is Paul Jones and I am Internships Manager for the Careers and Employability department at Cardiff University. My background covers human resources, occupational psychology, recruitment and coaching. My current role involves helping students get short term work experience as well as managing key internship and placement programmes.”