On campus activity

Engaging with students on campus is a great way for you to expose your organisation to our students, and for you to speak to and get to know your potential future employees. It also provides opportunities for students to ask questions and find out more about their career interests and a range of organisations.

Futures First: Careers Discovery

These events bring together employers, professional bodies, alumni and students with activities focusing on our key areas of work at SUMS. Conferences will include talks from industry experts and friends of SUMS, who will share their experiences of tackling current business issues, helping students bring their studies to life. Our recent conferences included Finance and Business Management.

The aim of this series is to showcase various areas of industry and careers that a Management degree can lead to. Events will provide opportunities for networking, skills development and insight into the different sectors and industries. The series is open to Management Students at all levels across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Students are interested to hear insights into your current role and the organisation you work for, your career to date, and any advice you would give to today's graduates applying to work in your organisations. Timings and format of sessions can vary but can be discussed to meet both yours and the students' needs.

If you are interested in supporting our students at the Management School, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss your idea at:

Careers essentials series

A series of hour-long workshops tailored for undergraduate and postgraduate level students, delivered alongside Management School Careers Advisers, focusing on the following elements of the application process:

  • Application forms - Tackling the types of questions commonly asked on application forms, and providing students with advice on how best to convey their skills and abilities effectively.
  • CVs and covering letters - What to include in a CV, ways of tailoring it each role that is being applied for, and how to write a covering letter.
  • Interview skills - Looking at interview techniques and communication skills for all types of interviews, providing guidance on how to prepare, and covering common types of questions interviewees face.
  • Assessment centres - These sessions cover the range of activities that can be included in an assessment centre and provide hints and tips about effective preparation and tackling the different elements on the day.

We welcome employers to deliver sessions as part of the Careers Essentials series to students, including mock sessions to give students practical experience of the different elements of the application process. This can be interactive games as part of a mock assessment centre activity, examples of application forms psychometric tests, and a chance for students to practice their interview techniques.

If you are interested in supporting our students at the Management School, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss your idea at:

Guest speak on a module

Business practitioners sometimes lead a session to students that is part of a module on a programme; this can be on one of our undergraduate programmes, our specialist Masters courses, or on the MBA programme. These sessions tend to be in a specialist subject area lasting around 30-40 minutes plus 15-20 minutes at the end for questions.

Students are interested to hear from professionals in specialist roles, and those who may be registered or chartered professionals too. They are keen to learn how to start marking out their own careers in their areas of interest.

If you are interested in supporting our students at the Management School, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss your idea at:

Typically, a Management School Undergraduate will have studied a degree in Business Management (sometimes with a language), or Business or Accounting alongside another subject such as Economics. They will have studied relevant and up-to-date theory as well as developing a critical understanding from applying theory to real-business situations. Many of our undergraduates will have practical working experience from undertaking summer placements and part-time work during their studies, as well as year-long placements in industry. The Employability Hub ensures that students have had the chance to network with our industry partners in a professional environment, and that they are well-prepared for the relevant aspects of the application process.

By the time our Postgraduate taught (MSc) students have graduated, they are globally aware, work-ready and prepared for the competitive professional market. Many of our Masters courses offer students the opportunity to undertake an organisational project, giving them real-world work experience with our corporate partners to solve a real business issue. Whilst MSc graduates will be specialists in their chosen fields, they'll also have critical understanding of ‘the bigger picture.’ With a programme of choice guest speakers, it's important that our students hear from current leaders at the top of their game, as well as having many opportunities to network with our flourishing business and alumni community to begin building their own professional networks.

Excelling in the three core challenges of modern business, Sheffield MBA Graduates are fully equipped in entrepreneurship, leadership and consultancy to spearhead the business world of tomorrow. Sheffield’s applied approach ensures that our MBA delegates have the skills that leaders need – the ability to analyse, innovate and implement change, whilst also benefitting from cutting-edge knowledge which is embedded in our teaching. With an already impressive career in business, delegates build on their practical experience by undertaking assignments in collaboration with our industry partners, and the possibility of competing a dissertation within an organisational setting. As graduates of our executive education programme, MBAs have access to a ready-made network of global connections and opportunities from fellow MBA alumni and the School's corporate partners.

If you or your company would like to offer a vacancy for a Management School Graduate, you can submit details by email or online through Careers Connect:

You can also provide student placement and project opportunities. Find out more below:

University support for employers

The University’s Career service host a range of activities for employers to be involved in, and provides support and resources to support employer engagement activity.