Support for students
The ICMA Centre has a dedicated careers service available year round to support students and alumni.
We want our students to take ownership of their careers: to be independent, resilient and resourceful. Research tell us that people who actively manage their careers are more likely to be successful and to find their work fulfilling.
We develop this approach in our students by offering them unlimited 1:1 appointments with careers consultants, hosting employer events, supporting students with their applications and running workshops where students learn important skills. We continue to offer support to our students once they graduate, helping recent alumni make the transition into the workplace and succeed in their new career.
If students want 1:1 careers support on any topic – how to write a CV and cover letter, where to apply for jobs, how to network, what working in finance is like, how to develop the skills they need – they can book an appointment to see either Dan, Ebru or Stephanie. Appointments are 30 minutes long, completely confidential and students are entitled to as many as they feel they need.
We run a programme of workshops and webinars that help students understand how the financial services industry works, what their potential career paths are and where they might fit it based on their preferences, current levels of knowledge and experience, and their strengths and weaknesses.
We also run workshops to help students acquire skills that make them more recruitable, such as how to write an application or how to prepare for an interview; and workshops on skills that make them more employable, such as teamwork, project management or presentation skills.
In addition, students at the ICMA Centre have access to the wider programme of support offered by both the Henley Business School Careers Service and University of Reading Careers Service.