Reporter 464, 26 March 2001

Scientists for sale

The tables were turned at the careers centre when students set up stands to sell themselves to visiting companies. The innovative idea by the School of Earth Sciences encouraged students to think about the practical and transferable skills they’d gained from their degrees, both geoscience-specific or more general attributes.

Dubbed the ‘employablility challenge’, students were interviewed at their stands by representatives from a range of companies, and the best performances won prizes donated by Schlumberger. The project was assessed as part of a skills module.

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