On Thursday 14th March 2019, Careers and the Business Programme organised a Mock Assessment Centre. Final year students had the opportunity to gain an insight into the tasks and practical exercises they are likely to face in a real mock assessment centre. They practiced their skills in a risk free environment and benefited from professional feedback.
Dr Eleni Aravopoulou, Programme Director in Business Management and Obi Oputa, Careers Consultant said: “We are very delighted to see how much business students enjoyed this session that allowed them to undertake a number of activities and practise the skills that they need to demonstrate during the selection process by graduate recruiters.
Sara Amory, Human Resources Advisor added, “‘It was a pleasure for me as a St Mary’s graduate to be able to briefly support 6 fantastic final year students in their journey to obtaining their dreams jobs. I hope that the feedback given has empowered them to take on whatever challenges working life may bring. I wish them all the best of luck!”
Business Management student, Lorenzo Ascione, commented, “The career’s and business school initiative was really appreciated. This event gave us the opportunity to understand how assessment centres work, but most importantly, it really helped to understand our personality traits and our skills. Thanks to the feedbacks received, I now have more confidence and can work on improving myself and tackle the next real assessment centre.”