Skills sessions from the Hub

The Employability Hub at Sheffield University Management School provides students with a range of skills programmes and resources designed to help you improve your employability potential. Below is an outline of the different activity programmes happening throughout the year.

Careers essentials

A series of workshops delivered by the Management School Careers Advisers focusing on the following elements of the application process for management students:

  • Application forms
  • CVs and covering letters
  • Interview skills
  • Assessment centres

Careers essentials sessions open to book on are available here.

Careers discovery series

The Careers discovery series brings together employers, professional bodies, alumni and students in week-long events across the academic year. Each week focuses on different business sectors to give students a taste of a career in the different industries. The topics are:

  • Accounting, Banking & Finance: 23- 27 October 2017
  • Human Resources & People Development: 20 - 24 November 2017
  • Marketing: 19 - 23 February 2018
  • Logistics & Manufacturing: 19 - 23 March 2018

You will have a chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions, workshops and panel sessions delivered by experts from world leading organisations. There will also be sessions providing tips on CV writing, job application and interview skills and techniques, and information on placement opportunities.

You can book onto each of the week's events here.

Employability passport

All Masters Management students who wish to take part in a company based dissertation project, organised by the Management School, are required to complete an Employability Passport. This includes attending sessions on:

  • Introduction to projects workshop
  • Networking
  • Applications and interviews preparation
  • Communication, negotiation and influencing workshop

Sessions open to eligible students can be viewed here.

For more information about undertaking an organisation based dissertation project see Company projects.

Futures first

Giving our students the edge

Your future starts here. Our exciting new initiative will get you thinking about your employability from day one.

Futures First starts at the beginning of your first year. It combines invited speakers from industry, practical, reflective workshops, and the building of a personal development plan. The programme has an external focus thanks to contributions from our advisory board, which is comprised of senior figures from business, so the outcomes from Futures First will meet the high expectations of your future employers.

Undergraduate single-honours students in the Management School will take part in Futures First. After its first successful year in 2016, we are developing it to run throughout a full three-year BA Hons programme.

Questions? Email futuresfirst@shef.ac.uk

Research seminars

Sheffield University Management School has a lively series of research seminars, delivered by our specialist research groups, with guest speakers from both academia and industry. Students are encouraged to attend, to help widen your knowledge of the research that the school is involved with, and how it has real impact upon organisations.

You can read more about and book on to one of our research seminars from the Events page.