Oxford careers advisers have planned a series of bite-size events in the second half of Trinity term to help you get insights into popular employability sectors.
From publishing, consultancy, law, and international development, to finance, civil service and beyond, you can find out what you can now and in the summer vacation to get a head start in your career.
Applications are now open, so click on the event titles below to book your place in CareerConnect.
5th Week: 27 May 2021, 12:00-13:00
Are you thinking about a career in International Development, but don't know much about the sector? If so, this session could be for you. We will be discussing how the sector is structured, different types of roles and how to find jobs and work experience opportunities.
6th Week: 2 June 2021, 11:00-12:30 (TORCH event in partnership with University of Oxford Careers Service)
This session will explore careers in business and management in the arts and heritage sectors, highlighting the skills and experience required to enable organisations and institutions to remain commercially viable from Alistair Burtenshaw (Director, The Watts Gallery) and Sally Shaw (Director, Firstsite). You will also hear about the support that the University Careers Service can provide to help you in getting into sector.
Introduction to the Creative Industries
6th Week: 2 June 2021, 14:00-15:00
The Creative Industries include a diverse range of industries such as Film & TV, Fashion and Textiles, Theatre, Museums & Heritage, Publishing, the Performing Arts, PR & Advertising and many more. The aim of this session to give a brief introduction to the sector and tips on how to find out more about the industries you are interested in, find jobs and networking opportunities.
6th Week: 4 June 2021, 13:00-14:30
Join this session if you are planning to apply for a public sector role either for immediate entry, or seeking full time employment following 2022 graduation, and candidates for diversity internship programmes.
7th Week: 8 June 2021, 13:00-14:30
If you are looking to apply for banking or investment positions over the summer or next Michaelmas and have questions around what recruitment looks like or how to be successful in applications, join us for this virtual session to find out more.
7th Week: 8 June 2021, 14:00-15:00
Thinking about working in the Creative Industries, but not sure where to start? If you are interested in working in the creative sector, then this session will have something for you.
7th Week: 9 June 2021, 13:00-14:30
If you are thinking of applying for management consultancy positions and have questions about the industry, around what recruitment looks like or how to be successful in applications join us for this virtual session to find out more.
8th Week: 15 June 2021, 12:00-13:00
Thinking about a career in publishing but not sure how it all works? Careers Adviser Julia Sadler will be covering all the basics at this introductory session to help you figure out your next steps and if publishing is right for you. Julia joined the Careers Service in 2018 after working in publishing for 20 years. She’ll cover the roles available, the skills needed and how to get a job in this industry.
8th Week: 17 June 2021, 13:00-14:00
If you have been considering a career in law but are not sure where to start then this event is for you! The legal sector is large and full of variety so for this session the main focus will be on understanding the roles of a barrister and a solicitor, how to become qualified and how to get started. This session is for beginners, so it will assume no prior knowledge!
9th Week: 21 June 2021, 12:45-14:00
This event is particularly for scientists who are interested in research within the pharma/biotech industry. We have guest scientists from Adaptimmune (local biotech company) who will be speaking about what it’s like to work in research and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.