An interesting article written by a student - well worth a read. Highlights:

  • Students are being offered a vast array of stuff from pizzas to afternoon tea and champagne - one company even putting on a 10 min private performance with a famous comedian - so with lectures, dissertations and loads of reading to do, they have to be selective
  • Employers offer an equally vast array of 'events' - the most useful ones are where you learn something, eg how to code
  • According to this students any event labelled 'networking event' will turn many students off - they often worry that unless they have read up on companies in advance and prepared intelligent questions they won't come across very well - and for final year students time is an issue
  • Having recent graduates at events and careers fairs is a real plus