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Future Solicitors and Barristers

Blogged by Juliet Tomlinson on 04/10/2018.

If you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor, we have two important events for you in 1st Week:

Law for Non Lawyers

9th October, 16:00-17:00, at the Careers Service is to provide you with all the key information you need to get started on a career in law as a barrister or solicitor.  You will also meet our advisers who work closely with legal employers and find out about resources and events to support you. So bring your questions and we will try to answer everything!

Vacation Schemes for 2nd Year Law Students: Everything you need to know

11th October, 11.00-12.45, The Cube, Law  Faculty.  Careers advisers will give you an impartial overview of how vacation schemes work, important timelines and some tips on applications. You must book (using CareerConnect) to attend this session as space is limited.

All students interested in law as a career – please make sure you complete your profile as fully as possible on CareerConnect and tick the box if you want to receive emails from us and/or employers regarding careers in the law.

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Researcher Strategy Consultancy – Gain core skills and explore career options

Posted on behalf of The Researcher Strategy Consultancy team working with the Careers Service. Blogged by Rachel Bray on 04/10/2018.

As researchers, you are building a valuable set of skills for future work in all sectors. At the same time, you may find that you have few opportunities to grow your leadership skills, practice strategic teamwork and develop commercial awareness. These competencies are increasingly important in all areas of work, including academia.

Our hands-on training initiative,the Researcher Strategy Consultancy, is designed specifically for DPhil students and research staff. You will receive initial training, then tackle a genuine question posed by a local organisation. This experience will teach you how to engage with clients, analyse strategic questions in short time-frames and produce client-friendly outcomes. It also provides tangible evidence of these skills for your CV.

The programme runs from mid November 2018 to mid March 2019. Further information is found on our bespoke webpages. Applications are now open via CareerConnect.

Keen to explore strategy consulting as a career? Boston Consulting Group are hosting DPhil Coffee Chats from 15:00 to 18:00 on 16 October at Turl Street Kitchen. Over coffee and cake, you will meet BCG consultants who have made the transition from PhDs or postdocs in diverse subjects. Book your place here. For further details, see events pages on CareerConnect.

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Foundry Freshers’ Festival – 11th October

Posted on behalf of The Oxford Foundry. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on 03/10/2018.

The Oxford Foundry is the University of Oxford’s new entrepreneurship centre.

They are creating a diverse, student-led community where innovation and creativity lives and breathes. They want to support all of the 24,000 students across the University – whether lawyers, medics, engineers or philosophers – in becoming more entrepreneurial people.

Come and find out more at the Foundry Freshers’ Festival, The Oxford Foundry, 3-5 Hythe Bridge Street, 11 October, 13:00 – 19:00

Highlights of the day include:

  • Free food and drink from our awesome partner companies
  • Great music, including a live band and DJ set
  • Games and activities
  • Freebies from the Oxford Foundry and our amazing partners
  • a marketplace for students to meet with student societies and local providers

PLUS you’ll be able to connect with other new students across Oxford, from every college, level and discipline.

Undergraduates – Masters students – DPhil candidates – ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

Click here to find out more and to register.

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Making a Difference – graduate schemes and careers with social impact

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 03/10/2018.

What: Panel Talk ‘Making a Difference – graduate schemes and careers with social impact’
When: 13:30 – 14:15, Saturday 13 October
Where: Examination Schools

Are you looking for a graduate scheme that would allow you to make a significant social impact in your career? Then come along and hear from Oxford alumni in the public/charity sector who are working for organisations such as Think Ahead, Unlocked, and the National Graduate Development Programme. Each speaker will give a short presentation about their work on a day-to-day basis, followed by a Q&A panel session.

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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Business Career Alternatives to Management Consultancy

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 03/10/2018.

What: Panel talk ‘Business Career Alternatives to Management Consultancy’
When: 11:30 – 12:15, Saturday 13 October 2018
Where: Examination Schools

Many students at Oxford feel that they hear a great deal from management consultancy companies and not enough about alternative options. Hopefully the Oxford Careers Fair is a good demonstration that there are many other interesting possibilities for you. In this talk you will be able to hear from graduates who have developed successful and challenging business careers in different environments – retail, fast moving consumer goods, tech and marketing.  Come and listen to them to find out that there is life beyond (or even instead of) management consultancy!

Our speakers are from Hogarth Worldwide, Kraft Heinz, Lidl and Mars.

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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