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Browse through micro-internships with our sector lists

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on January 17, 2018.

The Internship Office is very pleased to have many opportunities through our Micro-Internship Programme this term, from consulting to social media, recruitment to machine learning. We have now published our location and sector lists to help with your search! You can use the master below to access all lists.

MIP HT18 Sector and Location List

Haven’t heard of our Micro-Internship Programme before? This scheme is a great chance to gain some short-term work experience in either Week 9 or 10 across many organisations and sectors – just visit our webpage for more information.

Just a quick reminder – we have Application Support Sessions running this week (Thursday 18 January) and next week (22, 25, 26 January) to help with your CVs and personal statements. Just logon to CareerConnect to view all times and book. And don’t forget, we have Employer Feedback on Student MIP Applications from our Michaelmas hosts for advice on how you can really stand out!

If you have any questions about the programme or Support Sessions, please email

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‘Explore Your Strengths’ workshop

Posted on behalf of The Oxford Foundry. Blogged by James Salas on January 17, 2018.

This free workshop for all Oxford students will take you through the results of your own personal Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test, This allows you to understand your preferences around decision making, lifestyle/work preferences, and problem-solving. It can also help you to understand more about yourself, and how you can focus your energy to unlock your best self.

Places are limited so please register and submit your questionnaire to guarantee a place at this free workshop.

For more information about this event and to register please visit the event booking page.

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Workshops for Researchers and DPhils – 2nd Week

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on January 17, 2018.

Career Management for DPhils & Research Staff

  • When: Monday 22 January, 13:00-16:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Looking to manage your career more effectively? This workshop has been designed specifically for University Research Staff and DPhil students at all levels and at any stage in their career, who want to step back and spend a few productive hours focusing on identifying their ideal job and future possible career paths within, or beyond, academia. An interactive mix of short individual exercises and small informal group discussions will help you to build a clearer picture of the key factors relating to your career and personal circumstances and to explore career pathways.

The session will cover: reflections on where your career is right now; creating your ideal job; job satisfaction and career motivations; identifying your values and transferable skills; how to identify possible career pathways and move forward effectively. You will be encouraged to draw your insights together to begin a realistic personal career plan and to consider your next steps.                                               

This event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Insight into Academia: Mapping the Academic Landscape

  • When: Tuesday 23 January, 13:00-14:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Insight into Academia is a series of informal seminars and informal ‘conversations’, exploring opportunities for an academic career within and beyond the UK, important decisions along the way and what it takes to thrive as an academic.

This session will outline the roles available in the early stages of an academic career, what each job entails and progression prospects. We will also explore emerging trends in recruitment priorities within Higher Education institutions – both within the UK and internationally.

There will be opportunity for questions and feel free to bring your lunch.

This event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

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Overcoming a Sense of Academic Failure – Resources for Researchers and DPhils

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on January 17, 2018.

Overcoming a Sense of Academic Failure is an initiative designed to start discussions about failure and to share experiences of how powerful it can be to acknowledge perceived failures, talk about them, reframe them, and learn from them.

There are a number of resources available including a series of five audio podcasts and a workbook.


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DON’T FORGET! International Careers Day – Saturday 20th January

Blogged by Damilola Odimayo on January 17, 2018.

It’s almost here! International Careers day is this Saturday at the Blavatnik School of Government. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to global experts in the fields of International Development, Government, International Law, Policy, Natural Resources and the Environment, International Academia and International Internships.

In addition to 25+ exhibitors – we are hosting the following presentations and panel events:

10:30 – 11:30     Presentation:     The World Bank Group

11:45 – 12:30      Panel Talk:        Careers in Government & Public Policy

13:15 – 14:00      Panel Talk:        Careers in Development Policy & Practice

14:15 – 14:45      Presentation:     International Job Search Strategy

See you There! For more information, please see the fair booklet.

  • When: Saturday 20 January, 11.00-15.00 (with talks from 10.30)
  • Where: Blavatnik School of Government
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