Session #1: Is it truly hard for graduates to drive innovation when working for large employers?

26 August 2020 | 7.30 – 8.30PM 

Straight talk with top graduate employers - Is it truly hard for graduates to drive innovation when working for large employers?

More than 51% of students surveyed think that it is hard to push for innovative ideas when working for large companies, but is this perception actually accurate? And more importantly, how can graduates contribute to the process of innovation in their first jobs? What does "innovation" even mean at that level anyway?

Join us as we chat with recruiters from Philips and Unilever about how graduate hires can play key roles in driving innovation, and what fresh graduates can do to prepare themselves to be disruptive forces for positive change!

 
 

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Session #2: What should graduates expect from an employer beyond just the question of salary? 

1 September 2020 | 7.30 – 8.30PM

It's not just about dollars and cents! More than 60% of students surveyed say that it is more important for them to be fulfilled than to earn lots of money. “High salary” was also only ranked at #10 out of 20 factors that they prioritise when choosing a graduate employer. But what can recruiters offer towards job fulfilment? Is there anything else graduates should take into account about remuneration before they sign the dotted line?

We'll sit and chat with recruiters from Acronis and L'Oréal about the types of non-quantifiable benefits employers can provide. As well as how they help their graduate hires find fulfilment in the work they do.

 


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Session #3: Do you really have to make personal sacrifices to advance in your early career? 

3 September 2020 | 7.30 – 8.30 PM 

When surveyed, more than 57% of students expect to combine their working and private life harmoniously in their first jobs. Yet, 56% of them also think they will need to make sacrifices in their personal lives to develop their early careers. How do we reconcile the pressure to hustle with a desire for a life that's about more than just work? And what sacrifices would you really have to make early on in order to grow your career?
 
In our final session, we sit down with reps from Deloitte and Microsoft. We'll talk about how graduate hires can navigate this tricky work-life balance, and how to avoid the much-dreaded phenomenon of burnout. Don't miss it!
 

Date
Wednesday, 26th August 2020 to Thursday, 3rd September 2020 7pm to 8pm
Venue

Virtual Event