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Careers fairs provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. Most of our fairs have several talks you can attend as well, about the sector and opportunities within it – and often the opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals. See each fair booklet for further details.

If you’re attending a fair, we recommend you read our information on how to prepare for a careers fair for useful tips.

Michaelmas Term fairs

Oxford Careers Fair

Saturday 13 October 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford
Twitter tag: #OxCareersFair

Oxford Careers Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

Teaching & Education at The Oxford Careers Fair

Saturday 13 October 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Teaching & Education Fair booklet 2018 event (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

Finance Fair

Tuesday 16 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
Oxford Town Hall

Finance Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxFinanceFair

Management Consultancy Fair

Wednesday 17 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
Oxford Town Hall

Management Consultancy Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxManConFair

Careers in Computing

Tuesday 23 October 2018 – exhibitors from 15.00-17.30
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Careers in Computing 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxCareersInComp

Arts, Advertising and Media Fair

Thursday 25 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Arts, Advertising and Media Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxAMMFair

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

Saturday 27 October 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSciEngFair

Internship Fair

Wednesday 31 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Internship Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxInternFair

Law Fair

Saturday 3 November 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Law Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxLawFair

Jobs for Mathematicians

Tuesday 20 November 2018 – exhibitors from 16.00-18.00
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Jobs for Mathematicians 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxJobsForMaths

Hilary Term fairs

International Careers Day

Saturday 19 January 2019 – exhibitors from 11.00 – 14.30
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

International Careers Day 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxICD

Careers Conference for Researchers

Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 10.00 – 17.00
Manor Road, Social Sciences Building

Careers Conference for Researchers 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

Trinity Term fairs

OX Postcode and Start-Ups Fair – co-hosted by Enterprising Oxford

Wednesday 16 May 2018 – exhibitors from 16.30-18.30
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

OX Postcode and Start-Ups Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OXPostcodeFair

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair

Wednesday 23 May 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSummerFair

Previous Fairs

The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair

In association with Oxford Entrepreneurs

Thursday 2 March 2017, The Saïd Business School
The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair 2017 booklet (pdf)

OX– Postcode Fair

About the fair

The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair has now merged with the OX Postcode Fair – Please see Trinity Term Fairs for 2018 details.

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We recommend that, before you attend our fairs, you read our Using Careers Fairs advice page.

This information was last updated on 16 November 2018.
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Jobs for Mathematicians Fair 2018

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 30/10/2018.

  • When: Tuesday 20 November. Exhibitors from 16:00-18:00
  • Where: Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Meet over 35 recruiters from a range of sectors at this boutique fair – all looking for students with numerate degrees! Full details can be found in the fair booklet.

Meet recruiters:

  • APR LLP
  • ATASS Sports
  • Barclays
  • Citi
  • d-fine Emerson Exploration and Production Software
  • Ensoft Ltd
  • First Actuarial LLP
  • FIS
  • Five Rings Capital
  • Funding Circle
  • G-Research
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GSA Capital
  • Hiscox
  • HSBC
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Jane Street
  • Liquidnet
  • Marshall Wace Asset Management
  • Metaswitch
  • Newham Collegiate Sixth Form
  • Newton Europe
  • Operis Group plc
  • Optiver Services BV
  • OxFORD Asset Management
  • PwC
  • Rebellion
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Softwire
  • StarLeaf
  • Susquehanna
  • Teach First
  • Tessella TPP

Attend our talks

  • Alumni and Researchers @ Jobs for Mathematicians
    15:00 – 16:00
    It isn’t only the financial and academic or teaching world that is hungry for employees with advanced mathematics skills. Increasingly, commercial, government and not-for-profit sector players of all kinds are keen to employ highly numerate, analytical and creative thinkers to understand and predict trends, plan and develop strategy and deliver smarter and more efficient solutions. This session focuses on how to present your skills and experience to employers at the fair and beyond.
  • Modelling & Analysis in Business
    15:15 – 16:00
    Data and Data Analytics is one of the most competitive areas for graduate recruiters to secure talent as an ever increasing number of companies look to gain advantage from the data revolution. It’s as much about asking the right questions of the data as it is doing the analysis, and this talk offers a fantastic opportunity to understand the range of opportunities and potential ways to make yourself stand out, whether you are an undergraduate or researcher, and irrespective of your academic background. Join our panel of representatives from companies attending the fair as they talk about their roles, what they enjoy most about their work, how they got started and the current challenges facing them and their teams.
  • Careers in Research for Mathematicians
    18:00 – 18:45
    This informal panel session is an opportunity for anyone considering a post-graduate research degree to hear current researchers and academics discussing many aspects of their careers in research and what you might look forward to. As well as examining the experience of D.Phils and early career researchers, there will be insights about the application process, and life and options beyond academia in the public and commercial sectors. There will be time for questions as well.

Get a head start @ Saturday’s Science Fair

Blogged by Rachel Bray on 25/10/2018.

Keen to make the most of this year’s Science Careers Fair? Unsure how to approach employers?

Join us for Researchers@,a pre-fair hour, just for research students/staff, in which we’ll both:

  • hear from an employer about their recruitment priorities, work-place culture, plus what researchers do in their company and find most interesting (with time for questions);
  • discuss the experience of talking to science-trained employees and recruiters, identify pertinent questions and how best to present your experience and skills.

Book now as few places left:

When: Saturday 27 October, 10.00 – 11.00
Where: Examination Schools (Room 12)

The Law Fair 2018

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 23/10/2018.

  • When: Saturday 3 November, Exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
  • Where: Examination Schools

The Law Fair will have more than 90 organisations attending, including barristers’ chambers, solicitors’ practices, Law course providers, and many other organisations. An event not to be missed whether you are a law or non-law student, and whatever the stage of your legal career planning may be.

Full details are in the fair booklet – now available to download.

A fair for law and non-law students

Meet solicitors, chambers, law schools and more!

Get advice at our talks

  • Practical Tips for Becoming a Trainee Solicitor, 11:15 – 12:00
  • Practical Tips for Becoming a Pupil Barrister, 12:15 – 13:00
  • Building Your Experience for Legal Careers, 13:15 – 14:00

Meet over 90 recruiters

Full details of all recruiters can be found in the fair booklet. We advise strongly that you read the programme entry for an organisation before you talk to its representatives.

Talk to a Careers Adviser

Careers Advisers will be present throughout the day at the Careers Service stand to help you with any careers issues that you may wish to discuss.

Arts, Advertising & Media Fair 2018

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 18/10/2018.

 

  • When: Thursday 25 October, 14:00-17:30
  • Where: The Careers, Service, 56 Banbury Road

Full details are in the fair booklet – now available to download.

Meet creative professionals

  • Find opportunities in a wide range of creative sectors;
  • Meet creative professionals to learn about routes in and how to gain experience;
  • Speak with relevant student societies;
  • Bring your CV along to get feedback in our CV clinics. Appointments given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attend our fair talks:

  • Researchers and/or alumni@ Arts, Advertising & Media Fair. Pre-fair talk: 13:30 – 14:30
  • Working in PR and Brand Consultancy, 14:45 – 15:15
  • Working in the Creative Industries, 15:30 – 16:00
  • Insight into Theatre with the Oxford Playhouse, 16:15 – 16:45

Meet recruiters:

  • Butterfly London
  • City, University of London
  • Darktrace
  • FTI Consulting
  • LEWIS Communications Ltd
  • Mountview
  • National Film and Television School
  • News Associates
  • Oxford Student Publications Ltd.
  • Palm PR & Digital
  • Portland Communications
  • Press Association
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Seven Hills
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Tamarindo Communications
  • The Value Engineers

For a head start at our careers fairs: Join our pre-fair meetings

Blogged by Rachel Bray on 18/10/2018.

Don’t miss your chance for 2018: This week hundreds of employers keen on your training and experience are coming to Oxford to understand what YOU seek, and discuss what they do.

To help you find the right people to speak to,and have insightful conversations, we now offer:

  • Fair booklets with a handy opening index flagging companies interested in recruiting and offering internships to PhD graduates and/or postdocs. Download the booklets via each specific fair within Michaelmas term here.
  • Pre-fair meetings on getting the most from the fair with our specialist Careers Advisers.

Places are limited – Use CareerConnect to book your spot now for:

Researchers & Alumni @ Careers in Computing; 12:00-13:00, Tuesday 23 October, The Maths Institute

Researchers & Alumni @ Arts, Advertising & Media Fair; 13:30-14:30, Thursday 25 October, The Careers Service

Researchers @ Science, Engineering and Technology Fair; 10:00-11:00, Saturday 27 October, Exam Schools

*Extra bonus* At the Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, we will start by hearing from an employee from an exhibiting company about why they like to recruit researchers, for what kind of roles, what doctoral graduates  find most interesting, and the work-place culture. Short Q&A to follow.

 

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