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Routes into Teaching Explained

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 03/10/2018.

What: Routes into Teaching Explained presentation from the Careers Service
When: Saturday 13 October, 12:30 – 13:15
Where: Examination Schools

This session will cover everything you need to know about the various routes into teaching including School Direct, the PGCE, Teach First and the HMC Teacher Training route for independent schools. Not to be missed if you’re weighing up your options for teacher training routes or due to be making an application.

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Laidlaw Scholars Programme – open afternoon

Blogged by Karen Walker on 03/10/2018.

Meet the 2018 Laidlaw Scholars and plan YOUR application!

“Laidlaw will arguably be the single most informative experience during my time as an undergraduate and will shape my ambitions for years to come.”
– 2018 Laidlaw Scholar

Calling all undergraduate researchers, wannabe researchers, and the research-curious…! Are you considering postgraduate study or a career in research? Would you like to 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 understand and manage yourself and those around you.

Previous Laidlaw Scholars have undertaken amazing research projects around the world spanning the humanities, sciences and social sciences, and exploring topics as diverse as ultrasound drug delivery, Chinese animation, AI systems, lone-actor terrorists, and radiotherapy provision. If there is a topic that you’re passionate about, come to our open afternoon to find out more.

“No matter what you plan to do after university, the Laidlaw programme is an opportunity to do something unique and build crucial skills for your future.”
– 2018 Laidlaw Scholar

Drop in to the Sheldonian Theatre between 3pm and 5pm on Friday 19 October to meet the current Laidlaw Scholars, hear about their research, and find out how and why to apply to this exciting programme. Internship Office staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and you can chat to the Scholars about the amazing experiences they’ve had this summer.

See the Laidlaw Scholars Programme webpages for more information. 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 is Monday 7 January 2019.

“The programme provides an amazing opportunity to gain an insight into leadership in your chosen field anywhere in the world. Go for it!”
– 2018 Laidlaw Scholar

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Careers in Management Consulting: Everything you need to know

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 02/10/2018.

What: ‘Careers in Management Consulting: Everything you need to know’
When: Tuesday 9 October, 14:00 – 16:30
Where: Exams Schools

In collaboration with top consulting firms and student societies at Oxford, The Oxford Careers Service invite all students and alumni interested in management consulting to join us to learn more about what management consultancy is, what happens over the course of a week in the life of a consultant and to hear advice and tips on being on top of your game in order to make competitive applications.

We run this as a first introduction to the world of consulting and as a curtain-raiser to the Management Consultancy Fair the following week (Wednesday 17 October 2018). Join us at Exam Schools to hear from leading consultancy firms, including BCG, Roland Berger and Integration Consulting. If possible, please plan to attend the full two hours of the event but students are welcome to come and go quietly if they are unable to attend the full discussion.


14:10: Introducing the Oxford Careers Service and Oxford societies
14:30: Consulting Today: New trends and future direction (30mins) – BCG
15:00: Week in the life of a consultant (30mins) – Roland Berger
15:30: Making a competitive application: what consultants look for (30mins) – Integration
16:00: Q&A Panel – all speakers
16:30: CLOSE

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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Not to miss: Banking & Investment event on Wednesday 10th October

Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on 01/10/2018.

The Careers Service and Oxford Guild Society are co-hosting a must attend event for students thinking about a career in Investment Banking;

Banking Springweeks and Internships: Everything you need to know, Wednesday 10 October, 14:00 – 16:30pm, Exam Schools

At this event we will be joined by representatives from Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and HSBC who will tell you all about what Springweeks and Internships within Banking are, why you should consider taking part in one and how to make a competitive application. There will also be a fun exercise to give you a flavour of what a career in investment banking is all about.

We hope that by attending this event you will have a clear idea about what a career in banking can offer and everything you need to know about making a competitive application this season.

You do not need to book a place at this event, just come to exam schools at 14:00 on Wednesday 10th and you will be directed where to go. For more information see the event listings on CareerConnect.

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Civil Service – heads-up for our events!

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on 27/09/2018.

With Civil Service Fast Stream applications already open and due to close on Thursday 25th October – in 3rd week – we have resources and planned events to support everyone interested in the Civil Service and other public sector programmes.

Heads-up! Our first event is on the first Monday, in first week: Monday 8 October.

Our essential resources online:


Monday 8 October – Insight into the Civil Service Fast Stream

  • 14:15 – 15:30 at Careers Service: Current civil servants talk about their work, fast stream careers, learning and recruitment experiences, including information on the Diversity Internship Programmes.

Saturday 13 October – Making a Difference: graduate schemes and careers with social impact

  • 13:30 –  14:15 at The Oxford Careers Fair (Exam Schools): Panel of alumni talking about a wider range of graduate career options with social impact.

Monday 22 October – Civil Service Fast Stream: Applications

  • 13:30 – 14:15 at Careers Service: Group discussion about Fast Stream applications, the recruitment process, preparing for each stage to be at your best.

Thursday 15 November – Civil Service Policy Game

  • 13:45 – 17:00 at Careers Service: Multi-role policy game where participants formulate policy options and influence the Minister’s decisions on allocation of funding for a major  regeneration project. Booking essential through CareerConnect.

19th October, 2nd & 27th November – Civil Service Interview Support

One-to-one advice with an experienced senior civil servant offering the chance to practice and prepare for civil service recruitment processes, particularly for the video interview and assessment centre exercises. Bookable times will be released through CareerConnect.

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