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Do you stand out from the crowd?


What is Sussex Plus? Sussex Plus encourages you to develop your skills and create a webfolio. This can showcase your skills and achievements. You can scan in certificates and links to web pages, include photos and details of projects you’ve completed. Take part in Sussex Plus to bring together your academic achievements, work experience and personal life. You’ve got the chance to get ahead of the game and be eye-catching to employers. Reflect on your experiences and document what you’ve learnt in your webfolio. Use this to apply for work or courses, on graduation and beyond. You can also use Sussex Plus to blog, write a learning diary, and so much more.


Sussex Plus: How it works Create an initial webfolio OR

Skills development

Degree Student Rep

Enterprise

Project V

Attend employability workshops & 1:1 sessions with careers advisers

USSU

Work Shadow

Sports

URNU

Create full webfolio

Success!

Family

Submit (or resubmit) your webfolio for review


How can Sussex Plus help you? Benefits include: Learning and developing

Preparing for life after university

● analysing, documenting and

● attend employer workshops, to

reflecting on your learning and development – from successes and failures ● increasing confidence in yourself and your abilities. You have loads to offer! ● capitalising on past experience. Connect it to your future ● you may notice gaps in your skills, knowledge and experience. See www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexplus/ myskills for details of many initiatives on campus. The Careers and Employability Centre runs projects, workshops and employer events

increase your knowledge and understanding of the world of work considering and recording your skills should help you decide what you want to do on graduation in the current recession, you need to be extra-polished and offer more to gain the job or course you want hone your ready-for-work job application skills. You need to express yourself professionally, on job applications and at interview your webfolio is an informative document. You can send a link to employers or admissions tutors to evidence your abilities and experience a webfolio is a moveable feast. Take it with you on leaving university. Update it to show career progression or changes in your career path

What do other students think about Sussex Plus? ‘ I like Sussex Plus because it allows you to create an interactive, dynamic CV to share with employers. It made me realise the gaps in my experience, and how much I could utilise from my life to sell myself to prospective employers.’ Cassandra Harvey-Smith 2nd year BA English Language

‘ I enjoyed creating my webfolio. I am sure it will help with job hunting. It encouraged me to think about myself and how to introduce myself properly. The webfolio summarised my experiences really well.’ Bailing Li 2nd year BSc Business and Finance


The route to creating your webfolio 1

You can use:

3 ability

Use your assets to produce a webfolio

achievement action plan activity experience meeting thought

2 Then save your work into your asset store (The asset store is your private space for your professional development)

blog

4 Then send it by:

CV

a gateway

profile email

form webfolio movies files

asset store

export to disc print


Don’t just take our word for it... This is what employers say: Sussex Plus is run by the Careers and Employability Centre University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9QL T 01273 678429 E careers@sussex.ac.uk www.sussex.ac.uk/careers Find out more at: www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexplus

‘ We are interested in talented students applying to us with strong academics but just as important are your employability skills including impact, drive, flexibility, curiosity, integrity and commercial awareness. Applicants who stand out are those who have done research and are well-prepared. As a leading employer of graduates, we recognise the important role played by the Sussex Plus initiative at the University of Sussex in producing high-calibre, motivated individuals who are ready to enter the world of professional services.’ Graduate Recruitment Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

‘ Our business is all about online. When we look for new staff, we’re particularly interested in their practical skills and how they can apply these to our work. The online portfolio is tangible evidence of their interest and ability for working in digital media. It’s an innovative way for prospective new team members to show their mettle and it shows us they already probably talk the same language as us.’ Matt Fox Director, Kineo


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