Careers and Employability Centre

Make it happen

Make it happen is a fortnight of events featuring inspiring Sussex alumni from a wide range of organisations and industries, with stories to tell.

Taking place across a series of daytime and evening events from 25 February to 7 March 2019, Make it happen is your opportunity to hear from Sussex alumni at varying stages of their careers from entry level to chief executives.

"It was great to see what real people were doing with their degree and more importantly how they got there"
Business School student                                                                                                                                                                                         

Daytime events

How to write about yourself
Monday 25 February, 1pm-2pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

How to network and make contacts
Tuesday 26 February, 12pm-1pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Youtube panel discussion
Tuesday 26 February, 3.30pm-5pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

International students: How to apply for jobs and opportunities in the UK: Part one - applications
Wednesday 27 February, 2pm-4pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

CGG Graduate/Internships - find out about Geoscience and the chance to practise a video interview
Thursday 28 February, 12pm-1pm
Pevensey 3

How to write a CV
Thursday 28 February, 1pm-2pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Get noticed, headhunted, and a job via LinkedIn. Advice from a multi-award winning start-up!
Thursday 28 February, 2pm-3pm
Pevensey 3

How to succeed at assessment centres
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Education First: Summer jobs drop-in
Monday 4 March, 11am-3pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

How to get a job in life sciences
Monday 4 March, 1pm-2pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Assurity Consulting: Recruitment presentation
Wednesday 6 March, 12pm-1pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Getting into Teaching
Wednesday 6 March, 2pm-4pm
Careers and Employability Centre, The Library

Events during the day will include employer workshops and fairs focused on the wide range of sectors Make it happen covers including talks with Youtube, and Getting into Teaching.                

 

Evening events

For further details and to book your place please use the links to go to CareerHub.

Media and Communications
Monday 25 February 6-8pm 
Medical School
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Development, Charities and Not-for-Profit
Tuesday 26 February 6-8pm 
Medical School
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Business, Finance and Marketing
Wednesday 27 February 6-8pm 
Jubilee Lecture theatre
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Engineering, Computer Science and Physics
Thursday 28 February 6-8pm
Medical School 
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Creative and Digital Technologies 
Monday 4 March 6-8pm 
Medical School
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Government, Public Services and Heritage
Tuesday 5 March 6-8pm 
Medical School
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Life Sciences and Environment
Wednesday 6 March 6-8pm 
Medical School
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Law
Thursday 7 March 6-8pm
Medical School
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Evening events will be panel discussions featuring Sussex alumni. You will learn how they got into their industry, the challenges they have faced throughout their career, what keeps them motivated and gain invaluable tips and advice. Each event will also have a Q&A session and networking opportunities to meet with the speakers and speak one-to-one, with light refreshments provided.

"Hearing from alumni about different opportunities and their challenges on graduating was really helpful"

 Life Sciences student

For the full programme of Make it happen events, and to book your place, login to CareerHub.

 


Sussex Connect

This year’s Make it happen follows the launch of Sussex Connect, the University’s new eMentoring social platform, where you can connect with hundreds of Sussex students and graduates to share your experience and find jobs. All speakers involved with Make it happen events will be encouraged to sign up to the platform so you can continue the conversation after the events.

Image of Sussex Connect banner with illustrations of students in front of the meeting house. White on orange background.

 

Make it happen 2018

Graduates are welcome to attend all Make it happen events.

Please email careersevents@sussex.ac.uk to book your place.

 

Meet the speakers

We asked our speakers some questions to help you prepare for Make it happen. Check back as we add new profiles in the build up to the events.

Kamilah McInnis
Media and Communications - Monday 25 February

Neil Chalk 
Engineering, Computer Science and Physics - Thursday 28 February

David Lane
Creative and Digital Technologies - Monday 4 March

Carolina Farrajota Correia
Life Sciences and Environment - Wednesday 6 March 

Lloydette Bai-Marrow 
Law, Politics and Sociology - Thursday 7 March

Download the full list of speakers: