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What's in it for you?

Professional

The Award is all about you taking those vital steps towards your career goals. The series of tasks you will complete are all designed to benefit you, making you more employable in the future and helping you to make decisions about your future. These include writing a CV or application, with one to one  help from a careers consultant and delivering a presentation to a panel of staff and employers, gaining invaluable feedback from the professional sector on your technique.

Recognition

On top of this, the Award shows employers that you can offer them degree level education and a whole lot more. You will have the chance to get involved in and be recognised for volunteering, student union activities, enterprise activities, mentoring, work experience, international and creative activities  and attending workshops and training on and off campus. If you are already taking part in these co-curricular activities, you are just a few steps from achieving the Student Success Award and gaining extra formal recognition for your all hard work!

Employability

By the end of the Award programme, you will have concrete evidence of your skills from these activities to demonstrate your improved employability on job applications and in interviews when you are applying for work experience, placements, part-time work and most importantly when you graduate.

Practice

You can put your new skills into practice during the award, as you’ll get the chance to meet and network with a range of graduate employers at award events.

Finally, if you have already been attending workshops and training in the Careers and Employability department, you can count these towards the award, providing that you sign up within the Semester that you have attended them.

‘I have enjoyed and gained a lot from every part of the SSA. It’s been a great experience for me. I am grateful to the whole team for managing this award so well… I rate achieving the SSA as equal to achieving my Masters degree from The University of Salford.’

SSA Participant