CDC Helps Students Stand Out From Crowd
Date posted: 6 August 2012
The University's Career Development Centre (CDC) recently held its fourth annual awards event to celebrate the successes of students who have participated in its programme of employability activities, and to recognise the contribution made to them by employers.
The Awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Professor John Coyne and Alan Weir, Head of Production Control and Logistics at Toyota UK.
Alan said "All employers are seeking evidence that graduates can demonstrate the various qualities and attributes which will make them an asset to their organisation. Participation in the programme of activities run by the CDC adds real value to graduates' CVs".
Awards were presented to students who had represented the University at the annual Flux business completion event. Flux is a business game similar in style to Dragons' Den involving universities across the country.
Also present were participants of the Employer Mentoring Scheme - with a separate award for 'Mentee of the Year', participants of the 'University of Derby Award', and those nominated for 'Student Volunteer of the Year'.
Through the 'University of Derby Award' alone this year students have contributed over 10,000 hours of voluntary work in a management or leadership capacity in the local community.
CDC Manager Celia Beizsley said "Our Awards event is now established as a showpiece event in our calendar. I am always delighted to be able to celebrate with our students and recognise the valuable contribution made by employers to our programme of events".