Career fairs

Students and Employers at Careers Fair

Careers fairs and insight events are popular ways for employers to engage with our students. We run a number of sector-specific careers fairs and insight events throughout the academic year, which is a great way to raise your profile on campus. The aim of these events is to make penultimate and final year students aware of the work experience, internships and permanent positions available within your company. We also encourage earlier years to attend the fairs as a useful way to develop their understanding of industry.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a place at our Careers Fair, or any of our other events and services, please email the employer team at employers@hw.ac.uk

The information below relates to our usual face-to-face events held on campus:

2021-22 programme

Semester 1

(ONLINE) Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying Careers Insight Event - Wednesday 22 September 2021, 2.30pm - 4.00pm
This event is aimed at our Construction Management and Quantity Surveying undergraduate and postgraduate students. This is not specifically a recruitment event, although this has been a positive by-product in previous years, but rather an opportunity for students to gain further insight in to the variety of roles, sectors and careers related to their degree. Students who have attended similar events in the past have found it very valuable.
 
The format of this event is speed meetings involving small groups of students and graduates/employers representing a variety of roles, companies and sectors followed by a chance to network. The short meetings will be an opportunity for the professional to give a brief overview of their background, current role and employer followed by questions and discussion with the students.   

 

(ONLINE) Accountancy, Economics and Finance Careers Fair - Wednesday 22 September 2021, 2.30pm - 4.00pm
The aim of this event is to make students aware of the range of graduate and work experience opportunities available within a variety of organisations in these areas and we believe the fair offers a valuable opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation at Heriot-Watt University. 

The fair will be mainly promoted to students studying Accountancy & Finance, Economics and Business degrees who are in their penultimate, final, or postgraduate year from Heriot Watt University.

 

(ONLINE) Planning and Real Estate Careers Insight Event - Wed 29 September 2021, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

This event is aimed at Urban Planning and Real Estate undergraduate and postgraduate students. This is not specifically a recruitment event, although this has been a positive by-product in previous years, but rather an opportunity for students to gain further insight in to the variety of roles, sectors and careers related to their degree. Students who have attended similar events in the past have found it very valuable.  

The format of this event is speed meetings involving small groups of students and graduates/employers representing a variety of roles, companies and sectors followed by a chance to network.  The short meetings will be an opportunity for the professional to give a brief overview of their background, current role and employer followed by questions and discussion with the students.     

The company representatives we are looking to invite to this event are people who have been working within the industry for 3 years or more and who have experience within their role. We would like the person to give an overview of (for instance) their career path, where they started, how they got to where they are now, tips and advice they would have liked to have been given when they were starting out and details of a typical day within their specific role. We would also like the representatives to talk about why they chose to work within their particular field. 

We would recommend coming along with no more than 3 representatives, for instance a recent graduate, someone with 3 or more years’ experience and a HR person. If you would like to bring more colleagues it is of course fine to do so. 

 

(ON CAMPUS) STEM and Business Careers Fair - Thursday 7 October 2021, 10.00am - 4.00pm

The aim of these fairs is to inform students with an interest in a career within STEM and/or business-related sectors aware of the range of graduate and work experience opportunities available.

We believe the fair offers a valuable opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation to students at Heriot-Watt University. The fair will be mainly promoted to penultimate year, final year and postgraduate students.

 

(ON CAMPUS and ONLINE) Actuarial Fair - Wednesday 20 October 2021, times TBC

The aim of this sector-specific event is to make students interested in working as an actuary aware of the range of graduate and work experience opportunities available to them. 

We believe the fair offers a valuable opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation to student groups at Heriot-Watt University. The fair will be mainly promoted to penultimate year, final year students and postgraduates from Heriot Watt University and all other Scottish Universities.

 

(ON CAMPUS) Construction and Property Fair - Wednesday 27 October 2021, times TBC

The aim of the event is to inform students about the range of opportunities/employers available to them, inform students about the various stages of the graduate recruitment process, to give students the opportunity to speak to recent graduates who can speak about your organisation, what a typical day looks like within the specific role you are recruiting into and any tips/advice to help the student in the recruitment process, it would also be great to have a HR representative along who can talk a bit more about what you look for in a candidate.

We believe the fair offers a valuable opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation to students at Heriot-Watt University. The fair will be mainly promoted to penultimate year, final year and postgraduate students. The disciplines we will target to attend this fair include: -

Architectural Engineering, Construction Project Management, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate and Urban Planning & Property Development.

Semester 2

Biological Science Careers Insight Event: Wednesday 9th February, 2.30pm

Careers Fair (All Disciplines): Thursday 10th February, 11am - 3.30pm

For more information, or to be added to one of the mailing lists to ensure you receive an invitation, please email employers@hw.ac.uk