Writtle News

Career planning at the top of Writtle College’s agenda!

March 2014

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College hosted a series of employability boosting talks and networking opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates today (Tuesday 25 March).

Employability Day featured workshops and advice sessions, with students urged to focus on their long-term goals.

There were specific sessions by subject area, showing students the careers they could go onto and giving them the opportunity to hear from leaders in the industry. The students, in turn, were able to showcase their work and speak with potential employers.

Dr Stephen Waite, Principal of the College, said: “This is the second year we have held Employability Day at the College. The day gives students the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the industries they are interested in, network with and hear from key representatives, as well as the chance to present their work.

“Visitors know us for the quality of education that we offer and the high standard of work produced by our students but they are often surprised and impressed by the range of research and consultancy that we deliver and how this is linked to the curriculum, producing graduates who are very employable and research that is of value to their commercial enterprises.”

The College welcomed visitors from conservation, equine, floristry, animal, agriculture, horticulture, sport and art & design sectors.

Dr Waite added: “We are pleased to see, year after year, our students going on to important roles in the land-based industries. With our specialist courses being industry-focused and based on authentic situations, often involving real clients, students graduate from the College with the skills they need for their first job and wider personal development that is essential for the workplace and a successful future career.”