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Exploring Careers for Arts Students

Blogged by Julia Hilton on November 14, 2017.
  • When: 16.00-17.00, Monday 20 November
  • Where: Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music

Have you wondered what to do with your degree? What have alumni studying English, Music, Classics or History of Art done? How do you navigate the huge range of options out there and are there any relevant internships available? Come along to answer these questions and more at this Careers Service event. There’ll be plenty of examples to inspire next steps and practical information on how to be successful in the graduate labour market.

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.

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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.

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From Shakespeare to Spinout: The Story of Inkpath

Blogged by John Gilbert on November 10, 2017.
  • When: Tuesday 14 November, 12.00-14.00
  • Where: Radcliffe Humanities

Have you ever wondered what the link between Shakespeare and startups is? Come along to hear Dr John Miles talk about how his research into Shakespeare created the seeds for his recent spinout company, Inkpath. See Enterprising Oxford for more information and to book your place.

This event is part of the #StartedinOxford festival, a programme of events happening across Oxford in the week of 13-17 November that celebrate Oxford’s startups, spinouts and businesses.

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Stress Management Masterclass

Blogged by Mike Moss on November 9, 2017.
  • When: Saturday 11 November., 15.00
  • Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • Book: via CareerConnect

Join us for a masterclass on using your MBTI personality type to understand your stress triggers, what happens when you’re stressed, and how to get back in balance!

The masterclass will be given by alumna, Dr Penny Moyle (Experimental Psychology, 1991, Nuffield), CEO of OPP Ltd (the Myers Briggs company). It would be useful to know your MBTI personality type but not essential.

Sign up now on CareerConnect.

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Making the Most of Your Internship

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on November 9, 2017.
  • When: Wednesday 29 November, 12.30-13.30
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Book: via CareerConnect

If you are participating in a micro-internship this term, or planning any kind of internship in the near future, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and work out how you can really benefit. How can you make an impact? How can you impress your employer? What can you do to maximise your experience for the future?

All of these questions and more will be answered at our event next week. Join us to hear essential advice from Careers Service staff and gain an insight from our guest speakers: a current host from the Stockholm Environmental Institute, a previous micro-intern for The Nasio Trust who is now employed by the charity, and a Trinity Term 2017 micro-intern.

Although the event finishes at 13.30, you are welcome to join us afterwards for tea and coffee, and to chat with other interns and our speakers. Come prepared with all your internship questions!

Booking is required for this event, and is now open on CareerConnect.

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