Prepare for the workplace

Employability - Underground

Broaden your horizons with eFEST

The 'e' in eFEST represents experience, enterprise, education and employability.eFest is a week of exciting activities, running several times each year, with workshops and presentations for ambitious students. During the eFEST, you can take part in CV-writing workshops, social media training, business start-up presentations, earn extra qualifications, psychometric testing and much, much more. The whole event is carefully designed to help you build up your skills and discover where your personal strengths and interests lie.


Employability - Camp America

Camp America

We work closely with Camp America to develop cultural exchange programmes and give our students the chance to attend a traditional American summer camp. Our links to Camp America help us to fast track the recruitment process through on-campus events, and we can even offer a certain number of students bursaries to fund their trip abroad (last year, we were able to offer 15 students individual bursaries). Since 1969, Camp America has cornered this market, giving thousands of students the chance to experience a full summer of fun and excitement, developing skills in leadership, communication, teamwork and initiative - great for the CV! Having a great time is all part of the job, and you’ll get to spend your summer with like-minded people from all over the world.

 


Camp America

Employability - Study Abroad

Study abroad

We have strong links in the USA with Bloomsburg University and Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, giving our students exciting opportunities to study abroad for a semester, or even for a whole year. Our exchange programmes are available across most disciplines in years one and two, to broaden your horizons and enhance the opportunities available in future employment. Your tuition fees will continue to be paid to the University of St Mark & St John, but there are some other financial considerations in terms of visa requirements and paying for accommodation. To find out more email underground@marjon.ac.uk.


Overseas exchange

The Employability Team

Before / During / After

Our experienced Underground Team are on hand to support you and provide advice to help you increase your employability skills not only during your course but also 3 years after graduation. This can be online, in person or on the phone.

During term-time the UnderGround team, with carefully selected partners, offer tasters, workshops and seminars to assist preparation with future employment including our eFEST programme.  eFEST focuses on education, experience, enterprise and employability over a week, twice throughout the academic year.


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Volunteering

Quite apart from the warm feeling volunteering gives you, it’s a great addition to your growing CV. Plus you’ll get to make friends, support the local community and pick up new skills along the way. If you’re interested in becoming one of the 42,000 university students currently volunteering across the UK, click to explore the possibilities.


Volunteering

Employability - Placements

Placements

There’s nothing quite like real-world work experience to explore your ambitions and put vocations to the test. Our placements are formally recognised and integrated with your studies, giving you the chance to put your academic skills into practice and reflect on these through assessed coursework. 


Placements

Wednesday WOW

Our weekly Words of Wisdom (WOW) sessions are hugely popular. With a fresh theme each week, we’ll look at hot employability topics such as putting a winning CV together, interview techniques (including staging mock interviews), writing personal statements, job hunting and much more. Click to book on to the latest employability events


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The Junction

A fully interactive digital platform to enhance your performance and employability.

Why would you want to use the junction?

  • Step by step guide through your employability journey
  • Business sector specific resources
  • Job search facilities
  • Find out more about yourself
  • Input from real life employers
  • CV builder
  • Interview practice
  • Links with your programme of study
  • 24 hour access
  • Access the platform after you graduate

Use the Junction now 

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Access to The Junction is available to all University of St Mark & St John Alumni for up to three years. If you haven't accessed The Junction whilst you were a student please email underground@marjon.ac.uk for your login details.


Employability - Further Study

Further study

We’re here to help as you progress to further study and training options. Talk to the UnderGround team today: whether you want to explore initial teacher training or look into the possibilities of postgraduate study & research, we can point you in the right direction and support you as you find out more about applications, placements and funding. 


Employability - Work Experience

Work experience

Whether it’s before, during or after your time at the University of St Mark & St John, the UnderGround team is here to get you on the right work experience tracks. It helps you to build up your CV and pick up valuable references for future job applications.


Work experience

Employability - Edublogs

Edublogs

Record your experience. All students at the University of St Mark & St John have access to this free web platform: supported by Wordpress, Edublogs gives you a personal spot on the web to record your experiences and create an online portfolio to support you in job applications. Some courses even use Edublogs contact as part of their ongoing assessment. Click here to set up your own Edublogs site, and here to discover resources and support materials to get you on your way.


Employability - CVs, Applications and Interviews

CVs, applications and interviews

Prepping you for success. Call on us for one-to-one support and helpful workshops: it’s all designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need in your search for employment. We’ll support you in creating a CV which opens doors, we’ll show you how to shine at interviews, and we’ll teach you how to cope with even the most complicated application processes. 


CVs, applications & interviews

Employers - recruit our students

The University of St Mark & St John is known for turning out highly employable graduates, and they get snapped up pretty quickly. If you’ve got a graduate opportunity within your organisation, get in touch with the UnderGround team and we’ll advertise it in all the right places, finding you the very best person for the job. Email us at underground@marjon.ac.uk or call 01752 636893.


Job Search

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Being social

Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep in touch with our events as as paid, volunteering and other development opportunities.


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