5 October 2012
Cardiff students will have the opportunity to find out more about employment opportunities with technology giant Microsoft and test out their latest gadgets in an employment event at the University.
On Tuesday 9th October 2012, members of Microsoft will be visiting the University with their Innovation Cube – a portable technology hub - and will give students advice on how they can make the most of their talents with a career at Microsoft.
On offer will be details of around 40 graduate jobs and 100 placements with Microsoft. Some of Microsoft's current intake of graduates and interns will also be on site to tell students' first-hand, what it's like to be part of Microsoft.
Julian Blanch, Employer Liaison Manager at the University's Careers and Employability Service said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for students, of all disciplines, to meet with the Microsoft graduate recruitment team and learn more about roles across the whole organisation within the UK and internationally. We are very pleased to add such a well known brand to our portfolio of world-class employers that come here to hire Cardiff University students."
Placements and careers advertised cover a range of Microsoft's areas of work including sales, project management, technical, marketing, finance, business operations and more.
The Microsoft Innovation Cube will be in Main Building car park on 9th October and will be open from 11.00am until 3.00pm. Students interested in attending can turn up on the day - no booking is necessary.
Throughout October and November the University's Careers and Employability Service is hosting five careers fairs giving Cardiff students the chance to network directly with some of the UK's biggest employers and to find out more about the jobs on offer. The fairs are:
Autumn Careers Fair Tues 16 Oct, 11am – 3pm, City Hall
This year's largest Careers Fair with more than 60 top employers targeting Cardiff students.
Business & Finance Careers Event Mon 22 and Tues 23 Oct, daily from 10am at Cardiff Business School
A two-day programme of events for students' interested in a career in Business.
Engineering & Technology Careers Fair Mon 29,Tues 30 and Wed 31 Oct, 10.30 – 2.30pm at the Engin Forum
Over 50 top employers offering careers in areas related to Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Maths
Cardiff Law Fair Wed 31 Oct, 1pm – 4pm, City Hall
Over 30 top law firms will be on hand to discuss career opportunities with Cardiff students.
Science Careers Fair Wed 7 Nov, 10.30am – 2.30pm, Main Building
A full programme of careers talks plus a Careers Fair for Bioscience & Chemistry Students.