Part of what we say when we are working with our clients in either career coaching or employability workshops is about being comfortable in celebrating your successes and being confident in sharing the good stuff; so we are following our own great advice here and offering you an insight into a selection of feedback from a group of students who we worked with in a Discussion Group Exercise Workshop last Friday!
What did you expect from the day?
'Something long and mind numbing - just talking'
'I wasn't expecting group work and presentations'
'A very long lecture'
'Group discussions and feedback'
What surprised you?
'How approachable the mentors were'
'It wasn't as daunting as I thought..'
'The detail to which we were assessed'
'I really liked it, engaging people/staff'
What did you learn about yourself?
'That I can have a voice when I need to!'
'I am able to do things if I man up!'
'Keep confidence and eye contact - helps immensely'
'I felt more confident being away from people who already know me'
How important do you think this experience will be in your ability to secure your first graduate role?
'I won't be as nervous now'
'...very, I now know what to expect'
'..it will be essential because it has given me an idea of what recruiters will be looking for'
'..I feel I now have an advantage over other candidates'
'Invaluable, it will help me to stand out from the crowd'
What was missing – is there anything we could add (please bear in mind the time and financial constraints we have to work within)
'An example of what a good team player is like'
'Just more of these fun learning events!'
'..groups should present to everyone so we can see how others did?'
'More time for the presentations'
'Nothing it was really good!'
What did you find the most challenging part of the exercise?
'Having to voice my opinions'
'The beginning part, getting over the nerves'
'The presentation at the end'
'Coping with people who are more overbearing'
If you were selling the idea of attending our day to another student what would you say?
'There is nothing at stake so don't be afraid to get involved'
'It's not what you think it will be...go...the day is great!'
'Definitely do it!'
'Invaluable experience that is well worth the money'
'Training for the real world'
'A real way to boost your employability'
If you were explaining the value of what we do to another university what would you say?
'It will help to make your students more successful'
'Improves employability prospects'
'It is a brilliant event'
'..adds value to the person'
'Give your students that chance!'
'Makes students feel that the university is going the extra mile to help them get a job'
'Confidence for your students, amazing feedback'
How can we improve the overall experience?
'More information on the company in the scenario'
'One to one presentations'
'Hard to improve to be honest, great task and honest feedback'
'Nothing needs to improve'
Using perhaps just 10 words how would you sum up what you experienced?
'Informative, enjoyable, confidence boosting; gives you a better understanding of what is needed'
'A worthwhile learning experience'
'Awesome and informative'
'Really great to understand what stage you are at'
'Interesting worthwhile life experience'
'Invaluable experience finding out about myself to land that job!'
'Intense situation that helped me learn..'
'...gave me confidence and hope that I will get a placement'
Was our feedback fair and detailed enough?
'Yes very detailed and helpful'
'I liked the balance of group and individual feedback'
'I took the points on board as I found them beneficial for me'
'It was positive even about a negative thing'
'Yes very much so, honest both good and bad, which is what is needed!'
'..it was very informative'
Please rate your overall experience (1 = no good / 10 = excellent):
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.8 9 10
Thanks for sharing our celebration of a success!
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