Careers and Employability Centre

Virtual Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair

Thursday 1 October, 10am - 4pm
Online via the Careers Fair Plus app

Want to gain work experience this year? Start with the Fair.

Part-time work and volunteering are great ways to gain valuable work experience for your CV, develop your transferable skills, and earn some money while you study. The Virtual Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair is your chance to meet local employers and start looking for job and volunteering opportunities.

Opportunities on offer include: Student Connectors on campus, volunteer advisers with the Citizens Advice Bureau, working at Brighton and Hove City Council and being a support worker in a local specialist school. We are currently confirming exhibitors, so make sure to sign up on CareerHub, and look out for updates on our Facebook and Instagram.

Make sure you have your CV ready with the help of our CV module on Canvas.


How to access the Virtual Fair

This year the Fair will be held online for the first time via the Career Fair Plus app, enabling you to take part in the Fair wherever you are comfortable, on your mobile device or in a web browser. 

The Careers Fair app is available to download from the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store, and as a web-based version.

  • Search for 'Career Fair Plus' on the App Store or Google Play Store (may show as 'Careers Fair Plus' on the App Store)
  • Search for University of Sussex in the app
  • Choose the Virtual Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair option
  • Make sure to book one-to-one chats with employers, using the 'meetings' function on the menu.

Apple App Store button which links to the App Store to download for Apple IOS devices Google Play store button which links to the Google Play store for Android devices

Find out more information about the app's features on our Using the Career Fair Plus App webpage.

When you create an account, you will be providing personal information to the third party app. Details of how the app collects and uses your personal information can be found in their Privacy Policy here. As the organiser of the event, the University of Sussex will have access to some personal information from the app, but only if you book a meeting with an exhibitor. 


Prepare for the Virtual Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair

We want you to have a great experience and make the most out of the Virtual Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair, so we suggest making a plan of who you want to talk to, and what you want to achieve by speaking to them them.

Considering the following might also help:

  • Have a look at the app or web-based version
  • Research what vacancies and opportunities are available at the organisations you are interested in visiting. You could ask them what it's like to work in that role or team.
  • Find out what you can about the organisation's application processes as this could also be a good talking point

 We also have a Prepare for Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair webinar on Wednesday 30 September, to help you with some last minute preparation. You can find out more and book your place on CareerHub.