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Developing employability skills with a disability: How to make the most out of university webinar

Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and CEO and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, will take you through 5 ways to develop your employability skills whilst at university

Date/Time: 23 September 2020, 12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Online

When it comes to recruiting the best graduates, employers look for much more than just good academics. They want rounded individuals; those who have immersed themselves in university life and taken positions of responsibility, developed leadership skills, shown initiative, etc.

And this will involve students joining clubs and societies, volunteering, gaining work experience and developing the skills required to successfully navigate recruitment processes. However, if you lack confidence, combined with the added challenge of managing your disability, getting involved can seem challenging, if not impossible.

This webinar will challenge you to:

  • develop your understanding of what employers are looking for
  • question your assumptions of what is possible
  • try new things
  • gain work experience; paid or otherwise
  • build your professional network

To register your interest, please email: Jo Metcalf, Content and Marketing Manager at MyPlus Students’ Club.