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Calling all 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates: It's time to be inspired!

 

What's the secret to landing a dream job and career success? Find out at Grad Connect, kicking off Monday 8 November.

Making the most of your network and those willing to help can make all the difference to your career. Lucky for you, you have the Portsmouth alumni community behind you.

Don't miss a couple of very special events in the programme. You told us you want to build resilience, motivation and a mindset for success. Graduates like Paralympic Gold Medalist Lauren Steadman will share their personal stories and insightful advice.

And there's more! You'll learn about the excellent tools and events available to you through Careers and Employability Service at the University – an amazing graduate benefit you could be missing out on.

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Access the career-building series that features real advice, insider tips and career support from alumni who have been where you are.

You’re resilient, you’re employable – you’re a Portsmouth grad. We can’t wait to see you soon.


Your Grad Connect Events

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I Am Remarkable

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During this in-person session, you will learn the importance of self promotion in your personal and professional life and be equipped with tools to develop this skill.

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30 Minute Guide to LinkedIn Summaries

This session will provide some top tips for creating a LinkedIn summary. This is where you can really promote your skills, knowledge and experience and it is this section that can make your LinkedIn profile dynamic and effective. By the end of this session, you will have a greater understanding of how to make your summary statement work for you.

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I Am Remarkable

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During this in-person session, you will learn the importance of self promotion in your personal and professional life and be equipped with tools to develop this skill.

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The Gorilla on your Shoulder: Your Secret to Success

Face your fears and manage your mindset to help you achieve your goals.

As a former leader in UK Defence Intelligence and deep sea bomb disposal, Olly Shepherd knows a thing or two about holding your nerve in challenging situations and developing a mindset to overcome fear. He also knows the value of following your gut and staying true to your principles, even under pressure. Now COO of an exciting technological start-up, Olly shares his secrets on developing a strong mindset and how you can get in touch with the gorilla on your shoulder too. The event is followed by free networking drinks and canapés.

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