Career Impact

Career Impact for first year students

Career Impact for First Years

Do you want to get a head start with your career?

Would you like to:

  • meet employers to find out what they look for in candidates
  • gain tips and advice from final year students who are applying for graduate roles
  • work out how to use your time at University to build your skills and experience
  • find out about internships, placements and sources of work experience?

If so, Career Impact could be for you! Our successful Career Impact programme is being offered to first year students for the first time this year. The programme involves three workshops, led by the Careers and Employability Service in conjunction with employers and final year Career Impact students.

Impact session

Workshop dates: 

  • Session 1    Tuesday 20 February    4-5:30pm
  • Session 2    Tuesday 27 February    4-5:30pm
  • Session 3    Tuesday 6 March          4-5:30pm

All sessions take place in the Careers and Employability Centre, City Campus


Employers who have been involved with our Career Impact programme for final years include:

Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, PwC, Decathlon, SY Police, Twinkl, Sheffield Creative Guild, Network Rail.


The programme is open to first year, home or EU, undergraduate students. You must be able to commit to attending and contributing to all three sessions. The programme is suitable whatever stage of career planning you are at, whether you have an idea about your future career, or have no idea at all.

Applications are particularly encouraged from students from a Widening Participation background (in receipt of the Sheffield Hallam Bursary and/or participating in the Government’s National Scholarship Programme, or a first generation entrant to Higher Education), black and minority ethnic students, care leavers, disabled and LGBT students, mature students, and those who are carers for family members.

Applications open on 29 January 2018 

Complete the application form here. If you have any queries please email us at:

The closing date is 11 February 2018 at 11:59pm 

Please be aware that places on the programme are limited and applications may close early if capacity is reached.


Some quotes from last year's first year students on the Career Impact programme.

What aspects did you find useful?

  • Opportunities available to first years, advice from third years
  • Hearing personal experiences about the final years' journey
  • Discussion with people who have already been through the process
  • Myth-busters questionnaire
  • Info on diverse recruiting

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Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:56