UWS’s School of Engineering and Computing hosted a Working with Industry Conference at its Paisley Campus on 21 February 2018 to over 100 students.
There is significant evidence which shows that students who engage with industry throughout their time at university are more likely to find rewarding graduate-level employment. The Working with Industry Conference offered students from the School the opportunity to interact with employers, find out about placements and hear from industry experts about what skills, knowledge and experience they’re looking for from graduates.
The event saw keynote speeches being delivered by Simon Leonard, Vice President (Technology & Information Risk) at Morgan Stanley, and Evelyn Walker of Walker Gordon Associates.
- Simon (a UWS BSc Information Systems graduate) joined HP after enjoying a successful placement whilst studying at UWS, before going on to work for IBM, Deloitte, Scottish Power, Barclays and now Morgan Stanley. He delivered a keynote entitled, ‘Get your career on track’.
- Evelyn Walker’s keynote address was extremely well received and was entitled, ‘All about you’. Walker Gordon Associates are a Digital Education and HR Consulting company, who work with small companies to help them scale-up.
The event hosted representatives from Codeplay Software, Dell, ePlacement Scotland, FDM Group, Global Voices, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Malcolm Group, JP Morgan, Perception Data Consulting, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, SQA, Seric Systems, SmartSTEMS, and Traveltek.
Professor Ian Allison, continued: