The graduate employment market is hugely competitive, and students who enhance their academic knowledge with real-world experience are those best positioned when they enter the world of work.
Career-enhancing and inspiring opportunities, such as volunteering, work placements and internships, enable the next generation of Sheffield Hallam graduates to excel. These opportunities give a huge boost to life-changing ambitions – from sporting athletes through to budding business entrepreneurs.
Unfortunately these opportunities often carry additional costs, which mean that without additional financial support many students have no choice but to turn them down.
Your donation will provide financial support to students taking up career-enhancing opportunities, helping them with expenses such as travel, insurance, childcare, equipment and resources and accommodation.
You could support a student for a week's placement working at a top company in London; or contribute to an international placement; or enable a student to volunteer and bring their knowledge and skills to help a community project, whilst gaining valuable experience themselves. Our alumni often tell us that this real-world experience was instrumental in helping them on their career path following graduation.