Campus News February 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Read February’s edition below:


In this Issue

TARGETjobs Engineering’s latest advice for students
How to find publishing and journalism graduate jobs and work experience
TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards shortlists announced
Here’s still what’s to come in 2018!
‘Day in the life’ features from GradAustralia
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TARGETjobs Engineering’s latest advice for students

Engineering interviews and assessment centres are well under way. So we thought, what better time to write two new articles to help your students take their prep to the next level.

If they’ve only got five minutes, direct them to ‘Engineering interview questions and how to answer’, where they can find out what types of questions they’ll be asked and how to prepare for them, plus what questions they should ask when the tables are turned.
While they’re at it though, we recommend they also check out ‘Engineering assessment centres: what to expect and tips for success’, where we run through the exercises to expect, how to prepare and how to handle the social side of assessment centres.

How to find publishing and journalism graduate jobs and work experience

Competition is tough for students hoping to break into the journalism and publishing industries, especially if they only apply to formal graduate schemes and internships. Our new article on how to find publishing and journalism graduate jobs and work experience encourages students to consider alternatives such as one-off vacancies, smaller organisations, work shadowing and speculative applications.

TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards shortlists announced

The deadline for the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018 has now been and passed, with entries for the Best University Employability Strategy, the student panel awards and the sector awards now closed.

Thank you to all who submitted entries for the awards this year – it has been a record year for entries in the student panel awards, and we have had over 70,000 students respond to the trendence UK Graduate survey, which is used to shortlist the sector awards.

The best university employability strategy award 2018, sponsored by ACCA, was judged on 7 February and the following universities were shortlisted:

Cardiff University University of Leicester
University of Derby University of Manchester
Edge Hill University Newcastle University
University of Essex University of Reading
Leeds Trinity University University of York

The sector shortlist was announced at the end of January, and the student panel judging day was in early February, with students gathering at The Guardian head offices to go through all award entries. With just over a month to go until the awards evening, we are really looking forward to all it will have in store.

For a full list of organisation shortlisted in the sector awards, and for more information about booking a place, please visit

Here’s still what’s to come in 2018!

Firstly we would like to say a big thank you for your continued support with The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards. We’ve had a total of 3,336 students apply this year from 160 universities. Watch this space to see if any of your students could be the winner!

We still have plenty of fantastic opportunities for your students to get involved in this year:
TARGETjobs IT’s not just for the boys! – 16 February 2018
TARGETjobs Inside City Law – 5 March 2018
TARGETjobs Future Female Engineers – 9 March 2018

It’s competition time! The ICAEW Top 100 competition is an inclusive competition, open to all current students and takes around 30 minutes, if that, to complete the full application process. The student with the highest overall score will win a trip to the Netherlands, where they’ll represent the ICAEW at the One Young World Summit 2018! For more information on these, visit

‘Day in the life’ features from GradAustralia

New graduate 'day in the life' features are now available on GradAustralia. We're finding them to be extremely popular with students, with some recent examples including:
Medical Information Associate at GlaxoSmithKline
Actuarial Associate at PwC
Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney
Graduate Engineer R&D at Cochlear

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