RGU Law Careers and Employability Fair

Wednesday 18 September 2019 11:00 - 14:00

Location: Amphitheate, The Sir Ian Wood Building

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The law careers and employability fair gives LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students and alumni the opportunity to find out how to secure legal work experience and traineeships.

The Law Careers and Employability fair is a great opportunity for legal firms, and other related organisations, to promote themselves and the opportunities they offer to our students.  

If you are a 3rd or 4th year law student, or a student on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, this is a great opportunity to make contact with law firms and find out about applying for traineeships.

If you are in Years 1 or 2, you may be interested in securing holiday/work experience in a legal environment, so this is a good time to start networking and making contacts. It is never too early to start finding out about different areas of the legal profession so you can start to plan your future career.

For students on the Law and Management course who are thinking about transferring into the LLB, this would also be a useful event to attend.

Cost to attend: Free

Careers fairs are important events for you to network with employers. They provide you with the opportunity to learn more about their vacancies, how to apply and why you should work for them.

Prior to the Law Careers and Employability Fair we recommend that you: 

  1. Review the Attending Employers list
  2. Research companies/organisations you are interested in
  3. Prepare a copy of your CV.
  4. Watch the CV Explainer video on the eHub (login using your RGU username and password)
  5. Review our resources on developing your CV
  6. Make use of the CV Builder Tool to create your CV
  7. Attend a Drop in session with the Careers Team at the Employability Hub to discuss your final draft

Prepare for the Event :

  1. Dress appropriately for the event – First Impressions Count
  2. Network – Find out information, get advice and build your contacts.
  3. Sell yourself – understand your skills and talk confidently about your degree, projects and work experience – build and practice your elevator pitch
  4. Provide a copy of your CV to the employer (see section above on preparing your CV)

Watch our Navigating Careers Fairs online presentation to help you prepare for the fair.

Employers and other organisations can attend the RGU Law Careers and Employability Fair on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Attending the fair will offer you an opportunity to speak to a large number of legal students and graduates.

The cost of attending the fair remains at the same as in previous years £160 + VAT. This includes advanced publicity as well as lunch and refreshments for up to 2 people (additional lunch tickets can be ordered at the discounted rate of £10 per head).  Wireless internet access is also available at no extra cost.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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