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Meet the Employers Fair 2016-17

Words by Adam WardNovember 2, 2017

The Bristol UWE ‘Meet the Employers Fair,’ is an annual event for students and graduates to meet employers, operating within their field of study, and find out about potential placements, internships and volunteering opportunities.

This is the first year we have attended the fair and also the first time we have exhibited as a business! It was a good experience for us to meet and talk about Atomic Smash, with so many talented students, graduates and also other businesses.

Image of atomic smash stand at meet the employers fair

It was particularly encouraging to meet lots of students on computing courses, with a keen interest in going in to web design and development. A lot of students asked us about what programming languages would be most beneficial to learn and how they can progress to enable them to work for a studio like ours in the future. There are a lot of answers to these questions but below is a list of our best bits of advice…

  1. Online portfolio. It really is the first thing any employer will look for. Whether it’s bits of client work you have done or just showing off some of your own projects, it is essential.
  2. Write about what you do. Blogging about problems you encounter and how you overcame them is a great way to impress potential employers and also shows you have a deeper understanding of your field.
  3. Don’t be scared to contact people. Becoming familiar with studios is one of the best ways in. Asking if you can come in and see how a studio is run or meeting up for a coffee is a brilliant way to get your name out there.
  4. Start your own projects. Creating a local web app or service that gets a bit of attention is another good way to get people interested in what you have to offer and helps you to stand out more.
  5. Keep learning, stay up-to-date and of course, blog about it along the way 😉

Although we do not have any specific internship or graduate schemes, we are looking to perhaps put some in place in the near future, so it was also a great opportunity and very beneficial for us to listen to the students ideas and understand what their needs are upon completing their studies.

Our reminders for next year:
Take more business cards, pins and a table cloth!


Meet The Employers Fair 2016-17

Official Bristol UWE photos of the day


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