Surrey Careers blog

Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

Assessment Centre Group Exercises: How to make a great impression

If you’ve recently got through the application form for a placement or graduate job and been offered a place at an assessment centre, congratulations! Assessment centres are typically made up of an interview, presentation and a group exercise, although the activities may vary. Discover our top tips below for the group exercise part of the […]


Winter Vacation: time to relax and reflect!

We’ve made it to Week 11… well done to all Surrey students for your hard work so far this semester.  As the Winter Vacation approaches, we hope that you are looking forward to taking some time out, even if you have a hectic schedule planned.  Perhaps you have a busy revision timetable, will be returning […]


Exams may be looming, but don’t forget about your career!

If you’re a final year student looking to apply to graduate level jobs, or a second year student hoping to get a placement organised for next Summer, the December period is a crucial time to get your online applications in before the upcoming deadlines. However, it can also be a time when exams and coursework […]


Strengths-based interviews at Capgemini: “it’s not about whether a candidate does well, it’s about whether they are the right fit”

Mike Procter, Graduate Recruiter for Capgemini talks to us about why the company introduced the strengths-based approach to recruitment and the impact it has had on finding future talent for Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Mike studied a Psychology Degree at The University of Surrey and graduated […]


Strength based interviews – get ready for this new style of interview

Graduate recruitment is constantly evolving, as global organisations look for new ways to select the very best from the talent pool. The competency approach has been found to generate fairly rehearsed interview answers, which is why in recent years, more and more leading graduate recruiters are trying a new interview approach: strength based interviews. What […]


Highlights from the Work Experience & Internship Fair – with EA, Projects Abroad, IBM, BUNAC & more!

On Wednesday 9th November, the University of Surrey welcomed 22 organisations to the Work Experience & Internship Fair 2016. Hundreds of you took the opportunity to network with recruiters and find out more about the range of work experience and summer placements on offer. Here’s a spotlight on 4 of the internships and work experience placements […]


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