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    Highly ranked unis are usually targeted the most by graduate employers and I know this sounds like a dumb question to ask but what does that mean? Do they only take graduates from the universities targeted? Or do they just market themselves at those unis? What advantages do you have going to a university highly targeted by graduate employers over one that isn't?
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    Prestigious unis are often only prestigious with wealthy people. To the commoner university itself is a place of prestige. I can only deduce that an employer would advertise themselves to a place full of wealthy people in order to try to gain any benefit acquired from hiring said wealthy people.
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    (Original post by Sara_t)
    Highly ranked unis are usually targeted the most by graduate employers and I know this sounds like a dumb question to ask but what does that mean? Do they only take graduates from the universities targeted? Or do they just market themselves at those unis? What advantages do you have going to a university highly targeted by graduate employers over one that isn't?
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    They send staff on recruiting presentations/evenings to those universities. The advantage you get is direct information, access to young graduates and senior staff, to ask them face to face questions, and the chance to make a good first impression. if they don't visit, you don't get the opportunity to o all that and you don't hear first hand what they are looking for, pick up CV/application tips etc, you just have to work from the website, your careers centre or your own networking.

    The don't 'only' recruit from those universities, but they invest their time and effort there for a reason, they believe it pays them back in the calibre of graduates they can recruit.
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    (Original post by Sara_t)
    Highly ranked unis are usually targeted the most by graduate employers and I know this sounds like a dumb question to ask but what does that mean? Do they only take graduates from the universities targeted? Or do they just market themselves at those unis? What advantages do you have going to a university highly targeted by graduate employers over one that isn't?
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    What threeportdrift said + the eventual outcome of those universities representing a larger percentage of the grad intake than other universities.

    Mostly because of the advantages outlined above and the fact that the target universities tend to have their own recruitment teams comprised of ex graduates of that university - whilst everyone else is in more of a general pool.

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