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Laidlaw Scholars: 7th and 8th week application support sessions

Blogged by Karen Walker on 22/11/2018.

One to one advice to help you with your application

When: Thursday 22 November, Tuesday 27 November, and Thursday 29 November, 14:00-16:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

To find all available sessions and to book search for ‘Laidlaw’ on the Events tab of CareerConnect.

If you’re an undergraduate considering postgraduate study or a career in research, the Laidlaw programme can help you develop your leadership skills while spending time researching a project that you love. As a Laidlaw Scholar, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded research project of your own design at any institution worldwide, alongside practical leadership training which will help you manage your project, yourself and those around you.

Whether you’re just starting to think about applying, or your application is well underway, come in for a chat on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from week 6 to week 9. You can book a 20 minute session where you can discuss your research proposal or get hints and tips about the application process.

See the Laidlaw Scholars Programme webpages for more information, and register your interest in the Laidlaw Programme on CareerConnect to make sure you don’t miss out on future Laidlaw updates. The closing date for applications will be Monday 7 January 2019.

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Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Blogged by Annie Dutton on 21/11/2018.

Google is committed to helping students with disabilities by providing scholarships of €7,000 for 2019/20 to help pursue their studies. Applicants need to be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field.

Deadline for applications: 6 December 2018.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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External Lift to Careers Service Breakdown

Blogged by Annie Dutton on 21/11/2018.

The Careers Service is sad to announce that the external lift to access the Careers Service building has broken down. We are currently waiting for it to be repaired and hope that it will be fully functioning by  1 December.

If you are planning to attend any of the events held at the Careers Service or wish to see a Careers Adviser and you have mobility needs, such as using a wheelchair, then please contact our Reception Team on reception@careers.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 274646 so that we can identify other ways that you can access our services, resources and events whilst the lift is being repaired.

We apologise for any disruption to accessing our services and resources that this has created.

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Practice online Recruitment Tests – FREE resources for all

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on 20/11/2018.

The Careers Service offers free access to the best resources we’ve found to help Oxford students and alumni prepare for the online tests used in many different recruitment processes.

This service, provided by JobTestPrep, can be used to better understand and practice for a variety of commonly used tests, including:

  • numerical or verbal reasoning tests, spatial reasoning and pattern recognition ability tests;
  • situational judgement tests;
  • e-tray exercises; or
  • understand and practice for the Watson Glaser test (used by nearly all law firms); and
  • personality tests.

Use this site in parallel with our core guidance and advice in our briefing on Psychometric Tests.

You must apply to the Careers Service* for an Access Code by signing-in to your Oxford CareerConnect account and submitting a query via the Queries tab using the title: Request for JobTestPrep Access Code. You will have 12 months free access from the first time you use the code to login.

Our Psychometric Tests briefing highlights a variety of other practice resources, including a free resource available to everyone using an Oxford University email address. To access this bank of practice tests simply register using an email address that ends .ox.ac.uk on the Oxford University login page for Practice Aptitude Tests

*Please note: we will not be able to issue any Access Codes between Christmas Eve and 2 January 2019 as we will be closed in line with the wider University. 

The last opportunity to get your code will be before midday on 21 December 2018.

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Events for Researchers in Weeks 7 and 8

Blogged by Rebecca Ehata on 15/11/2018.

Closing soon: Win £5,000 to carry out a research project next summer!

Billed as their ‘Alternative Internship’, investment firm Baillie Gifford’s ‘Curious Minds’ competition, which is open to penultimate year or final year DPhil students in any discipline, represents an exciting opportunity for students who can demonstrate curiosity about the world and breadth of thinking. Entries close on 23rd November 2018. For more details see www.bailliegifford.com/curiousminds.

Alumni + Researchers@ Jobs for Mathematicians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

If you’re keen to explore careers which use your mathematical skills, the ‘Jobs for Mathematicians’ careers fair (16:00-18:00) is an excellent place to start. Get the most out of your visit by attending this pre-fair session, which aims to help you think about employer perceptions of researchers, and considers the most effective ways to present your skills and experience to the exhibiting companies. Click here to book a place.

Effective job-searching, networking and your digital identity

When: Thursday 22 November, 13:00 – 16:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

Still a few places left at this interactive workshop, which looks at the best ways to:

  • review and enhance your online academic and professional profile
  • utilise your existing digital networks and develop new networks for new career opportunities
  • maximise your profile and networks to find exciting job opportunities.

Further information and booking here.

Communication skills for researchers: Improv workshop

When: Tuesday 27 November, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

This 2-hour masterclass will use improvisation techniques to boost your ability to respond spontaneously in stressful situations. It will help you deal with the unexpected and feel more confident to think on your feet. You will have the option to practice different techniques in a supportive environment. Book your place now to avoid disappointment!

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