RGU computing students focus on the future at special careers event

Over 60 computing students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have benefitted from a special careers focused event organised by the university.

Craig Buchan, Right PeopleOrganised by RGU’s School of Computing Science and Digital Media along with the university’s career service, the event was attended by degree, honours and postgraduates students and involved speakers from IT recruiters, Right People; IT services firm Atos; oil major ConocoPhillips and investment management firm Baillie Gifford. This was followed by a question-and-answer session and informal networking.

Craig Buchan, IT recruitment consultant at Right People, delivered a presentation highlighting the value recruitment companies bring to graduates during their job search as well as providing interview pointers and CV advice.

He said: “It was great to meet the students and explain to them that there are many options after college and give them advice heading straight into employment”

“It’s crucial that businesses and recruiters like ourselves engage with the students in Aberdeen to help bridge the gap between education and the world of work. The sessions allowed us to break the ice with students and tell them about the value we add to their job search.”

Head of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, Professor Chrisina Jayne, said: “All the industry professionals who attended the event were very engaging and informative and we very much appreciated them giving up their time to talk to the students.

“RGU works hard to maintain close links with industry and events like these play an important role in ensuring that our graduates are well prepared to enter the working world after graduation.”

Bruce Russell, director at Right People, said: “We were delighted to be involved in this event, which gave the company a great opportunity to meet and interact with a number of talented young people."

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