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Knight-Hennessy Scholarships at Stanford University

Blogged by Abby Evans on 11/05/2018.

Applications are now open for Knight-Hennessy Scholarships for full funding of graduate study at Stanford University.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all nationalities
  • For study on any full-time graduate programme at Stanford, priority given to those who will spend at least two years at Stanford.
  • First/Bachelor’s degree received in 2014 or later, enrolling at Stanford in 2019 or later.

The closing date for scholarship applications is 12 September 2018 for courses starting in autumn 2019. Note that you will need to make a separate application for admission to Stanford.

There are a number of online events for applicants wanting to find out more about the scholarships.

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Publishing Assistant

Posted on behalf of Careers Service. Blogged by Julia Hilton on 10/05/2018.

A Publishing Assistant is needed for the Oxford Guide to Careers 2019 to proofread all content and compile the employer listings and adverts. The previous year’s Guide can be seen at www.careers.ox.ac.uk/guide2018

The role involves:

  • Checking that each submitted advert and listing meet specifications
  • Liaising with employers to resolve any problems with their submissions
  • Maintaining a spreadsheet to record the status of each submission
  • Formatting each listing using InDesign, to make it fit into a pre-existing template
  • Getting final approval from employers for all submissions
  • Placing all listings and adverts in the final document
  • Proofreading copy for The Guide 2019

The successful candidate will be required to work approximately 16 hours a week from the beginning of July until late September. The exact hours can be fairly flexible, provided they are within working hours at the Careers Service. The successful candidate will be working in our offices at 56 Banbury Road alongside our Marketing Officer and Editor for the Guide 2019. The role will also require liaison with the Oxford Student Union and their design team.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience of using an Adobe Creative Cloud product
  • Experience of using InDesign
  • Experience with Photoshop

An interest in publishing as a career may be advantageous, but it is not essential.

Salary details: The post-holder will be paid £11.37 per hour (Grade 4 post)

Start date: ideally 1 July 2018 but we are flexible. This post is for approximately 16 hours per week from July until late September, depending on candidate availability.

Application closing date (UPDATED): 23rd May at 5pm

How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter outlining why the role appeals and how you meet the person specification to julia.hilton@careers.ox.ac.uk by 23rd May. Interviews will be held in June.

If you have any questions about the role and/or would like to discuss possible hours of work please get in touch with Julia directly.

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How well do you know yourself?

Blogged by Claire Chesworth on 10/05/2018.

If you’re at the stage of exploring careers and trying to work out what would suit you, then having a good understanding of yourself makes a real difference. We have developed an online resource, Careers Compass, to help you know yourself better. Try some of the exercises and then book a short appointment with a Careers Adviser to discuss the results and plan your next steps.

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Postgraduate study in Europe

Blogged by Abby Evans on 10/05/2018.
  • When:  Thursday 17 May 2018, 13.00-14.00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Book: You do not need to book a place at this event

Increasing numbers of students are considering masters degrees and other higher degrees at European universities outside of the UK. The increase in the number of courses taught in English and the often lower fee levels can make it an attractive option. In this session we will explore the possibility of study in European countries with a  particular focus on Germany, France and the Netherlands (the most common destinations for Oxford graduates). We will highlight key differences, application processes and timelines, and signpost key resources.

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Second round micro-internships now open!

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on 09/05/2018.

We know that Trinity can be a busy time of year. So if you missed the first opportunity to apply for exclusive work experience this term, all is not lost! The Internship Office is excited to launch the second round of the Micro-Internship Programme (MIP). Want to end your year on a good note and add something a little extra to your CV? Read on…

What sort of work experience?

In brief, MIP placements last for 2-5 days in weeks 9 or 10 every term. The sectors and projects vary greatly, but they all allow you to get stuck in and be challenged in the world of work. Students can develop a wide skillset and gain insight into all sorts of organisations, as well as make some contacts for future. In the second round, we have opportunities in business development with the Hill End Outdoor Education Centre, game development with AI Gaming, video tutorial creation with UniPrepCo, and more! This term, even the Internship Office is hosting a placement to assist with the exciting expansion of MIP!

Don’t delay any longer! We have created a handy list of all second round placements for browsing.

How do I apply?

Please visit our Micro-Internship Programme webpage for details of the process. Students can logon to CareerConnect to view full vacancy information and apply. The deadline is midday, Wednesday 16 May. Micro-internships are open to all matriculated students and you are able to make two applications per term. Although micro-internships are voluntary, host organisations must reimburse students with local travel and lunch expenses.

Need some help with your application?

For advice, we have created an Internship Office Application Support Document and Employer Feedback on Student Micro-Internship Applications. We also have Application Support Sessions on the following days, where students can receive CV and personal statement advice – just logon to CareerConnect to book a slot.

Friday 11 May, 12.00 – 14.00

Monday 14 May, 11.30 – 13.00

Tuesday 15 May, 10.00 – 11.30

We wish you luck with your applications! If you have any questions, please email them to micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk

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