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The Student Consultancy – apply now!

Blogged by John Gilbert on November 8, 2017.

Consultancy training in Hilary term…

The Student Consultancy provides you with an exceptional insight into consultancy practice. Across a term, you will work in a team on a real-life business challenge for a client organisation.

Past students have worked with clients such as Oxfam, Oxford City Council, the Pegasus Theatre, and a range of start-ups – and there will be a whole new cohort of clients next term!

…but it isn’t just about consulting!

The Student Consultancy can help you prove or improve a wide range of employability skills – including teamwork, communication, creativity and commercial awareness – all essential for almost any career you choose.

The Careers Service tries to match you to a client in a sector of interest – to provide experience for future applications. Whether you want a career in museums or marketing, or an insight into IT or charities, The Student Consultancy can help…

Apply now

We run The Student Consultancy each term – and applications for the Hilary Term 2018 Student Consultancy are now open. We strongly advise applying as soon as you can, as the application window will close once we have a certain number of participants.

To apply please search “Student Consultancy HT18” under the opportunities tab of CareerConnect.

For further information, and for mandatory assessment and training dates, please visit The Student Consultancy webpage.

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Get 10% off Economist student subscriptions

Blogged by John Gilbert on November 8, 2017.

We really appreciated the Economist working with us on our recent “The Future of Work” event. As a thank you to Oxford students, they’re offering you a special additional 10% off student subscriptions – plus an Economist branded notebook. It’s a great newspaper for anyone interest in a career in politics, sociology, business – and of course, economics… Visit their site to take advantage of the offer.

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The Researcher Consultancy

Blogged by John Gilbert on November 8, 2017.

Deadline for applications is noon Monday 13 November – 10 places remaining, apply soon!

An innovative new programme, The Researcher Consultancy equips early career researchers (DPhil students, RAs, and Post-Docs) with key and demonstrable core employability skills – by helping local businesses, charities and community organisations. The Researcher Consultancy offers researchers and clients the opportunity to engage in demanding, team-based, business projects. In the programme researcher consultants volunteer some of their own time to work in small teams, over a 3 month period (7th Week Michaelmas to end of Hilary), and receive consultancy training to address a strategic issue or business problem for a client organisation.

For full information, and to apply, please see CareerConnect or email for an information sheet and application form.

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Researchers and DPhils: Upcoming Workshops and Opportunities

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on November 8, 2017.

Masterclass in Stress Management

  • When: Saturday 11 November, 15:00-16:00
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

Alumna, Dr Penny Moyle (Experimental Psychology, 1991, Nuffield), CEO of OPP Ltd (the Myers Briggs company) will give a masterclass in stress management. The masterclass will explore how understanding your MBTI personality type could give insight into your stress triggers, into what happens when you’re stressed, and how to get back in balance.

For this workshop it would be useful to know your MBTI personality type but not essential.

Academic Application and Interview Skills for Research Staff and DPhils

  • When: Tuesday 14 November, 9.00 – 12.30
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

Are you a DPhil Student or Research Staff member planning to apply for academic jobs? Do you want advice on how to prepare academic applications and to improve your interview skills? This workshop is for designed specifically for University of Oxford researchers pursuing academic applications.

This interactive course will equip you with the skills to maximise your chances of getting academic employment. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes which universities use to select staff, and the importance of tailoring CVs, applications, research and teaching statements accordingly. We will discuss and practice the skills required for effective performance at interview, including preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical academic interview questions.

Follow up one-to-one career discussions can additionally be used to review intended applications, and to prepare for particular interviews.

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Extended deadlines for the Micro-Internship Programme

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on November 8, 2017.

There are three more chances to apply for the Micro-Internship Programme this Michaelmas to add valuable work experience to your CV. We have extended the deadline for placements at Datascope Recruitment, Generation Medics and Restore. Applications are now open on CareerConnect, and the deadline is midnight, Sunday 12 November for placements in Week 9.

All matriculated students are welcome to apply. We have extended the limit for this second batch, so even if you have already made two applications you are welcome to apply again.

A brief summary… (Please click on the titles to link to the CareerConnect vacancy)

  • Datascope Recruitment – Administrative Internship (Ref ID: 3V8LD)
    Datascope Recruitment is the UK’s number one recruitment consultancy for the games industry and is based in central London. We are looking for a micro-intern to assist us with various administrative, research and documentation projects. Throughout the work, you will be completing tasks related to LinkedIn and conducting analysis of the traffic on and usage of Datascope’s website.
  • Generation Medics (Formerly Help Me I’m a Medic) Internship (Ref ID: JZA3L) Generation Medics is a non-profit founded by medics in Oxford and supported by the NHS in England to widen access to healthcare careers. We’re offering various internship opportunities to help students develop skills and experience within a start-up social enterprise whilst supporting us to grow and impact more individuals. Our opportunities offer insight and experience in business development, marketing, public engagement, impact measurement, consulting or project management.
  • Restore – Mental Health Database Internship (Ref ID: JZAVX) Are you great with IT? If so, apply to help a mental health charity get the best from their data. Restore is an Oxfordshire based charity that supports people with mental illness to recover and gain meaningful work. We are great with people, but not so great with software! We are looking for an intern to review our current database and user experience, with a view to creating a comprehensive user manual. This is an opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the day to day running of a charity.

The application requirement is a one-page CV and 300-word personal statement. The Internship Office is running an Application Support Session this Thursday 9 November, bookable on CareerConnect.

Any questions? Please email them to Rosanna at

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