So you’ve got a degree. Now what? It can be difficult to stand out in the job market these days.
But DSU and De Montfort University are here to help you give yourself the best possible chance after you graduate.
Shape Your Future is the latest campaign from DSU, led by VP Media and Communications Adam Redfern, and aims to let DMU students know about all the great things you can get involved with through your students’ union and university.
Adam said: “To many employers, having a degree is the norm.
"You won't get a job unless you have those extra skills, which make you stand out from the crowd. Here at De Montfort University, there are an abundance of opportunities to get involved in, to enhance your CV and to develop essential skills you’ll keep for life.
“‘Shape Your Future’ is a campaign driven to make you aware of all the fantastic opportunities available to you at DMU. I am focusing my attention on this campaign because I want you to learn and develop skills, which will give you the edge in an interview which others may not have.”
Over the course of the year Adam will be speaking to students to help raise awareness of these opportunities and also the importance of doing all those extra things which will make you an all round individual.
This will be offered through guidance and advice on what to do next. Adam and a band of volunteers – all of whom have made the most of the opportunities available at DMU – will be going on an employability roadshow to bring the message to you.
They will be in the Campus Centre on Tuesday 12 January 2016 from 10am until 1pm, again on Monday 18 January 2016 from 10am until 2pm, and then in the same place on Thursday 21 January 2016 from 11am until 2pm.
Adam continued: “As a student at DMU, I wanted to get involved in something alongside my studies as quickly as possible. I therefore became Sports Editor at DSU’s very own student publication, The Demon. I went on to do this for two years before becoming Deputy Editor in my final year.
“I also helped set up the Demon Sport team for Demon FM, commentating on Leicester City Football Club, DMU Football Club, and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club fixtures as well as presenting the weekly Saturday Sports Show.
“Ultimately, these experiences and skills will be the ones that help me get a job in my chosen industry, more so than my journalism degree. Demon Media in particular, which I currently oversee, is a great place to hone your skills alongside your studies and really ramp up the industry experience which gets recognised by prospective employers.
“At the end of the day, I have been a student, and I want to be there to support you through your journey too.”
Make sure you come along to our employability to roadshow to see how you can make yourself stand out. If you’ve got any questions, drop Adam an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.