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Teamwork employability activities

See pages 177-90 of the book.

Whilst at university there are a range of different activities that you can take part in. Search out what your university has to offer via the Students Union, Volunteering Centre, and Careers Centre. Below are a few examples:

  • Joining a club or society - in particular getting involved in their management committee, being part of a team or any other activity which involves planning or organizing.
  • Being part of a sports team - even if it is not at a particularly high level, the teamwork skills you need are still very important.
  • Volunteering - for local charities or taking part in a university scheme. There are a lot of different schemes which can give you direct experience of working with a range of people, often from different backgrounds.
  • Taking part in a personal and teambuilding or outward-bound experience such as the Duke of Edinburgh. Check out your university fresher's fair or go to the Students' Union to see what activities they are putting on.
  • Consider doing teamwork activities over the summer. Anything from Camp America, trekking through the Himalayas, through to working with a local charity can give you important teamwork skills. Make the most of your summer break to give you new opportunities to work in different team environments.