Sector insight events in Trinity term

Oxford careers advisers have planned a series of introductory events in Trinity term to help you get insights into popular employment sectors. From law to banking and investment to the creative industries and beyond, you can find out what you can do now and over the coming months to get a head start in your career. Registrations are now open, so click on the event titles below to book your place in CareerConnect. You can jump straight to your sector of interest by clicking on the sector quick links:

AcademiaBanking and Investment | Charity | Civil Service | ConsultingCreative Industries | Data Science and Technology | Law | Medical CommunicationsPublishing


Insight into Academia: Being an Early Career Researcher - Myths and Realities

 In person  Online  Thursday, 5 May, 13:00-14:00

Are you considering an academic career? In this session, we will hear from a small panel of early- to mid-career academics about their day-to-day roles, how they manage a work-life balance, and opportunities for progression.

Insight into Academia: Academic Roles and Job Search

 In person  Online  Thursday, 26 May, 13:00-14:00

Are you considering a teaching or research career in academia? Join this session for an overview of the most commonly found early career teaching and research roles available in the sector, plus tips on how and where to look for such opportunities.

Doing Research Outside Academia

 In person  Online  Thursday, 9 June, 13:00-14:30

This session looks at the kind of jobs available beyond academia where keen researchers might apply their skill set. We will also hear from speakers who have entered roles with a considerable research element following Bachelor, Masters and PhD-level study.

Banking and Investment

Introduction to Banking and Investment

 Online  Thursday, 5 May, 13:00-14:00

 In this session we hope to de-mystify the sector through a discussion about a number of topics including an overview of the types of firms that exist, how they recruit, how to find work experience and other useful resources that can help build your knowledge about the sector.

Offer Holders Panel: Banking and investment

 Online  Thursday, 12 May, 13:00-14:00

Do you want to hear about what it's really like working at a bank or investment firm? If so, this panel discussion is for you. All of our panellists have recently completed internships and will be sharing their experiences and advice on how they prepared for the assessment and application process and the work they did during their internships.


Introduction to Careers in the Charity Sector

 Online  Wednesday, 18 May, 13:00-14:00

This introductory talk will give you an overview of the sector, the types of jobs available and entry points, as well as tips for gaining relevant experience to help you get into this industry.

Positive Impact Internships with Charities

 Online  Thursday, 19 May, 13:00-14:00

This workshop will cover the types of roles available in charities and help you identify internships, volunteering and work experience you can apply for.

 Offer Holders Panel: Civil Service and Public Sector

 Online  Wednesday, 11 May, 15:30 - 16:45

If you are planning to apply for a public sector role in the year ahead, this session is for you. The careers across the public sector are extremely diverse; from the Civil Service Fast Stream (FS) through dedicated graduate entry programmes within Local Government, NHS, social services, policing and direct entry routes into individual government departments, regulators and agencies. However, the recruitment processes share many common elements and all can be highly competitive, so it pays to learn as much as you can about the options and recruitment processes in order to be competitive.

 Offer Holders Panel: Management Consultancy

 Online  Tuesday, 10 May, 13:00 - 14:00

Join us for this panel discussion if you are curious about management consultancy, are thinking of applying in the year ahead or are curious about the recruitment processes and what you can do this summer to help you prepare and be successful. 

Creative Industries

Introduction to the Creative Industries

 Online  Wednesday, 1 June, 14:00-15:00

Join this session for an introduction to the sector and get tips on how to find out more about the industries you are interested in, find jobs and networking opportunities.

Gaining Experience in the Creative Industries over the Summer

 Online  Tuesday, 7 June, 14:00-15:00

If you are thinking about working in the Creative Industries but are not sure where to start, this session will cover what you could be doing that will help enhance your CV and uncover opportunities.

 Introduction to Data Science & Technology (all disciplines)

 Online  Monday, 13 June, 14:00-15:00

Thinking of a career in the tech sector or in data science but did not study computer science? This session will provide an overview of the sector, the ways to gain experience at Oxford, the typical entry points, and more.


Barristers' Training: When to Apply for Pupillages, Mini-pupillages and Scholarships

 Online  Tuesday, 26 April, 14:00-15:00

Find out when and how to apply for pupillage (the ‘graduate job’ part of becoming a barrister) and mini-pupillage (the 2-5 days’ work experience offered by sets of chambers), as well as the for the £6m worth of scholarships offered by the four Inns of Court to help you find your training.

Offer Holders Panel: Law Vac Schemes and TCs

 Online  Wednesday, 4 May, 14:00-15:00

Vacation schemes are becoming an increasingly important part of the process to securing a training contract / trainee position. Join this session to find out more from offer holders. 

Introduction to Law

 Online  Thursday, 16 June, 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 main focus will be on understanding the roles of a barrister and a solicitor, how to become qualified and how to get started.

 Insight into Pharma/Biotech - Medical Communications

 Online  Thursday, 12 May, 12:45-14:00

This event is a great introduction to anyone who is interested in Medical Communications. You will be given an overview of the structure of this sector and the typical roles, and then hear from a panel of speakers working in different jobs.

 Introduction to Publishing

 In person  Online  Tuesday, 14 June, 14:00-15:00

Find out about the roles available in the publishing sector (there’s more to publishing than editorial), the skills needed, and how to get a job in this industry (hint: graduate schemes are not the most common route in).

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