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Warwick University committed to helping students find graduate opportunities

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

A prominent higher education institution has outlined its commitment to fully preparing its students for the rigours of the graduate jobs market.

The University of Warwick has joined forces with the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology to ensure it focuses on the strengths and skills of all its undergraduates.

Anne Wilson, head of careers at the university, explained that such an approach is necessary at a time when there is an average of 70 applicants for every graduate vacancy.

"We want to develop and prepare our students, so by the time they are ready for the world of work, they have gained a broad academic knowledge, life skills and an understanding of their personal strengths," she told Fresh Business Thinking.

Ms Wilson added that by emphasising what its students are good at rather than what they are capable of doing, the university hopes to see more individuals finding their dream jobs.

Meanwhile, leading management consultancy firm Accenture revealed recently that it will create about 100 highly-skilled graduate jobs in Dublin in the coming years.

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