Our Insight into Publishing programme is designed to demystify publishing (fiction books only account for a small part of the industry!) and increase understanding of professional life to help students become ready to get a job in publishing.
It will build upon your academic learning and by the end of the three-session programme you will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of how the publishing industry works and the skills you need to success to prospective employers. You will also be able to apply the learning to your applications and interviews.
The sessions are interactive with break-out group work and pitching ideas to professionals.
How to apply
Any current matriculated student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of Oxford University is welcome to apply by 28 January 2022 in CareerConnect.
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The virtual programme takes place over three afternoons in Hilary term:
- 3rd Week: 3 February 2022, 14:00-15:30
- 4th Week: 10 February 2022, 14:00-15:30
- 5th Week: 17 February2022, 14:00-15:30
Your application will be reviewed by the Careers Service and if we have any questions about your application we’ll get in touch with you.
Places are limited. To apply you will need to write a brief description explaining how you’ve become interested in the publishing industry, give an overview of any relevant experience and skills you have already obtained, and your motivation for doing the programme.
Insight into Publishing is designed as an intensive, comprehensive programme and you should make every effort to attend all three workshops in order to fully benefit from the programme. By starting the Insight into Publishing programme you are registering for the whole programme.
At the end of the programme, you will have:
- A commercial awareness and understanding of the various publishing roles and divisions
- Experience of working in a group on a publishing problem
- Pitched your findings to publishing professionals
- The knowledge to craft a publishing CV
- An insight into what publishing recruiters look for in candidates at the application stages, including interviews.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any current, matriculated University of Oxford student (undergraduate or postgraduate) may apply.
How will applications be assessed?
Applications will be considered in the order in which they were received (i.e. first-come, first-served) on a rolling-basis until the closing date. We will review the statement included in your application form, so we encourage you to explain your reasons for wanting to participate in the programme, as well as any intentions you have for pursuing a career in publishing. We encourage you to apply even if you are unsure whether or not publishing is for you – the programme is a good place to find out more about it!
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