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Students get glimpse of graduate job life
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Students in London have had the chance to see what it is like to work in a graduate job as part of an extra-curricular activity at university.
Undergraduates and postgraduates at Kingston University were invited to set up and run their own temporary businesses, with residents of the area able to visit the enterprises and judge their entrepreneurial skills.
A waterless carwash service, fashion designers and a children's book publisher were among the business ideas created by future graduate job hunters and it is thought the experience will help them add to their CV.
A fair displaying the work of the 140 students took place on December 10th, with 28 businesses vying for the attention of passers-by, according to the Kingston Guardian.
The Lancaster Guardian recently reported that skills minister Peter Mandelson had praised Lancaster University's Create scheme in the north-west, which is getting those struggling to find a graduate job to set up their own businesses instead.