Jennifer McCormick

Employment Personal Tutor

Biography

I am a highly motivated and successful employment professional with a desire to gain a sense of satisfaction from what I do. Prior to joining Coventry University I was employed by a UK wide recruitment consultancy, where I spent almost five years. During my time there I worked across various sectors, established a new team and was promoted to the position of Executive Consultant. I have sought positions for both graduates and professionals across a variety of sectors and supported them through all stages of the recruitment process. My experience means that I fully understand what employers are looking for from our graduates. I also have a strong understanding of the employment market and keep abreast of the latest trends. In my role as an Employment Tutor I utilise my strong business acumen and recruitment experience to ensure our students gain relevant employment skills thus increasing their chances of gaining successful employment or further study.

Qualifications

  • Pg.Dip. (in progress), Career Guidance, Coventry University
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast

Student Support

  • Working at a departmental level, developing and delivering tailored employment tutoring which is designed to enhance the number of students that successfully transition into the graduate employment market or further study
  • Tutoring students through lectures, group workshops and on a one to one basis
  • Support includes; raising awareness of the markets students wish to enter, broadening their horizons by offering advice and guidance on a range of sectors, producing a professional CV, interview technique advice and assessment centre preparation
  • Working across the faculty to run workshops that will enhance the employment prospects of all students within the faculty

Other responsibilities

  • Project management of a week-long event which involves securing external employers, alumni and internal teams to deliver talks to the students
  • Working with IEMS to produce work experience projects for students
  • Development of activities and events utilising these links that enhance students understanding of potential graduate career options, in line with the Faculty employment strategy
  • Working collaboratively with academic staff to ensure the faculty employment strategy is implemented across the department
  • Working collaboratively with the Central Careers, IEMS and Employability and Placements Unit departments to ensure the support on offer and the opportunities available are widely promoted to the students

Contact details

School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities 
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB


George Eliot Building
Room: GEG03

Email: ab4651@coventry.ac.uk

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