Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre

STAR Skills Academy

What is it?

A 4-day event of workshops and masterclasses

Who is it for?

All students, but particularly final year students

When is it?

Beginning of June after exams

About the Academy

Improve your employability skills and get the inside track on the recruitment process from the experts.

A flexible programme of short taster sessions and longer practical workshops letting you focus on the skills that you need to develop in a format that suits you. Open to all students, sessions are interactive, fun and challenging and are run by graduate recruitment experts.   

 

The STAR Skills Academy 2012 took place between 11th and 14th June. More information on the STAR Skills Academy for 2013 will be posted here in due course.

Take a look at the June 2012 Programme below together with some of the employer presentations, to get an idea of what's included.

 

2012 Programme

Monday 11th June

Programme

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

12:15-13:00

14:00-16:00

CV and Application Masterclass (IBM)

CV and Application Drop In (IBM)

Creative, Innovative Individual Wanted - How to WOW an employer

Gadgets & Gizmos Skills Game

Tuesday 12th June

10:00-12:00

10:00-12:00

12:15-13:00

14:00-16:00

How to Succeed at Assessment Centres (Ernst & Young)

Running Your Own Business - the right option for you?

Developing an Effective Strategy for Employment

How to Excel at Interviews (PwC)

Wednesday 13th June

10:00-13:00

12:00-12:45

13:15-14:00

14:00-16:00

Mock Interviews (Marie Curie)

Great graduate jobs with a 2ii degree

What is Commercial Awareness? - Top Tips (Marie Curie)

Focus on Problem Solving - for Employability

Thursday 14th June

10:00-12:00

12:15-13:00

13:00-17:00

13:30-17:00

14:00-17:00

Making an Impact:Communication Skills (Enterprise Rent a Car)

What is Networking? - Top Tips (HSBC)

Venture Creation

Mock Interviews (Tesco, HSBC)

Careers Centre Drop In

How to book

The STAR Skills Academy 2012 took place between 11th and 14th June. More information on the STAR Skills Academy for 2013 will be posted here in due course.

If you have any questions, contact star.programme@durham.ac.uk.

Employer presentations from 2012

STAR Skills Academy

Places for all of the sessions can be booked on Careers Online