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Researcher and DPhil Workshops in 7th Week

Posted on behalf of Rachel Bray. Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on November 14, 2017.

Career Options for Mathematicians

  • When: Tuesday 21 November, 15.15 – 16.00 – before the Jobs for Mathematicians fair
  • Where: Mathematical Institute
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

Erica Tyson from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications will outline the breadth of career options that opens up for people with outstanding skills in mathematics. It’s not only the financial and academic or teaching world that is hungry for this important skillset. Increasingly, commercial, government and not-for-profit sector players of all kinds are keen to employ highly numerate, analytical and creative thinkers to understand and predict trends, plan and develop strategy and deliver smarter and more efficient solutions.

You do not need to book a place at this event but please bear in mind that spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis and popular events may fill early so arrive in good time.

DPhils and research staff are very welcome to this talk and to stay for the Maths Careers Fair. Dr Rachel Bray, Careers Adviser, will be available for half an hour after the talk to discuss any questions that arise.

Further information on the fair can be found on our Fairs page. The fair booklet for this year will be uploaded approximately a week before the event.

Interview & Presentation Skills for Research Staff and DPhils

  • When: Thursday 23 November, 13.30 – 16.00
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

New job or direction in mind?  Do you want to brush up on the practicalities of preparing for interviews and presentations? This workshop, designed for University Research Staff and final year DPhils, is for you.

A highly interactive session, it will equip you with the skills to play the ‘recruitment game’ to best effect. We will discuss and practice the skills required for effective performance at interview; preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions.

The workshop will cover the skills required for both academic and non-academic interviews, with particular focus on the latter.  Follow up one-to-one career discussions can then be used to review intended applications and to prepare for particular interviews.

Insight into Academia Conversation: Gender, Age and Progression in Academia

  • When: Tuesday 21 November, 13.00 – 14.00
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

This ‘conversation’ around gender, age and progression in academia will be an informal group discussion (facilitated by a careers adviser), with two guest contributors (two early- to mid – career academics) who will share their experiences with you.

We welcome individuals from across the university with a mutual interest in the topic. The careers adviser present is an experienced group facilitator, who’ll support the discussion with advice, strategies and resources, as well as offering suggestions for topics of discussion.

Meeting people is a really useful way to learn more about your mutual goals: it’s the equivalent of attending a tutorial or class discussion, and often attendees choose to keep in touch with fellow participants for further mutual support.