Facilitating the development of relevant job fairs by encouraging Bournemouth University to
advance their pre-existing relationship with companies for potential graduates. However, in
terms of testimonies given most job fairs set up had employers who weren’t hiring. Therefore,
working closely with BU to evaluate the relevance of these professional organisations.
The BU focus on your future event took place between 11th October and 22nd October 2021 and
included an online jobs fair. However, this event had been organised whilst I was still very new
to my role and therefore I could not have a large influence on the organisation of this. However,
as part of the Student Opportunities Team I took part in creating a presentation that focused on
students gaining extra-curricular activities. It is hoped that a further jobs fair will be ran in
Term 2 where I would like to support BU Careers in hosting this and pushing for it to be ran face to
face and include many hiring organisations.
Additional to the Focus on Your Future event, I hosted my own event – “Mind your Business” as part
of Black History Month. This event promoted entrepreneurial development and business growth to promote
business longevity and I engaged students with a business panel on 18th October 2021.