Career Design and Development combines individual, paired and group activities to stimulate thinking, explore new areas and practice new ways of self-expression on work-related topics and tools relevant to researchers. This one-term programme aims to equip you with insights and tools for developing your career with confidence. To attend, sign up on CareerConnect by 17 January 2022, then mark your diary to attend all three workshops on 19 January, 9 February and 2 March 2022
An innovative skills programme for RAs and postdocs
The purpose of the Researcher Strategy Consultancy programme is to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to develop the core employability skills required for a transition into analytical, business, or policy roles in a range of sectors. Participants volunteer some of their own time to work in small teams, over a 3 month period, to address a strategic issue or business opportunity for a client organisation. To attend, sign up by 24 February 2022.
Take part in the Oxford Strategy Challenge, our hackathon inspired consultancy challenge, to gain valuable employability skills. Applications for the Hilary term are now open. Current research students (DPhils and students on postgraduate research courses) are welcome to apply. On the programme, you have the opportunity to develop skills in working effectively as part of a remote team, managing a client relationship, collecting data under time pressure, reacting quickly to unexpected changes, and presenting your findings to a client.
Already completed the Challenge? Sign up for The Student Consultancy
Only those who have completed the Challenge can apply for The Student Consultancy Hilary term 2022 programme. You will work in a bigger team over the course of a term and will have more time for the thinking and doing that is involved in a client consultancy project.
Hilary term events
Hilary term events will be run online and in person
The Careers Service will run a mixed schedule of events in Hilary term 2022. Whilst most sessions will take place online, a number of events will take place in person at the Careers Service building at 56 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PA.
We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Careers Conference for Researchers will take place from 14-17 March 2022, online and in person in Oxford.
The Conference offers Oxford University researchers the chance to join online panel talks with PhD holders and former academic researchers speaking frankly about their daily working lives in a variety of sectors, attend an in-person networking event, and take part in interactive workshops to help you identify skills and strategies for optimising your career preparedness. More details will be made available on the Conference webpage
|Tues 18/01/2022||Online||CVs and Cover Letters||12:30 - 13:30|
|Wed 19/01/2022||Online||Improving Your Interview Technique||16:00 - 16:45|
|Thurs 20/01/2022||Online||The Only Way is Ethics||17:15 - 18:30|
|Mon 24/01/2022||Online||Talking to Employers About a Disability: If, When and How||14:00 - 15:00|
|Tues 25/01/2022||Online||Insight into Academia: Optimising Your Academic CV||13:00 - 14:00|
|Wed 26/01/2022||Online||Career Management Strategy Masterclass||14:00 - 17:00|
|Tues 01/02/2022||Online||Insight into Teaching: Myths and Realities of Being a School Teacher & How to Gain Experience||16:00 - 17:00|
|Tues 08/02/2022||Online||Staying in the UK to Work (OU Visa & Immigration Advisers)||12:30 - 14:30|
|Thurs 10/02/2022||Online||Insight into Academia: Academic Jobs Outside the UK||13:00 - 14:00|
|Wed 16/02/2022||Online||Cringe Free Networking – What, Why and How?||14:00 - 15:00|
|Thurs 17/02/2022||Online||Introduction to Sustainability Careers||13:00 - 14:00|
|Thurs 17/02/2022||In person||The Only Way is Ethics: Fundraising & Philanthropy||17:15 - 18:30|
|Tues 22/02/2022||Online||The Future of International Development||13:00 - 14:30|
|Wed 23/02/2022||Online||Using Social Media to Enhance your Career Prospects||14:00 - 15:00|
|Sat 26/02/2022||Online||Career Management Strategy Masterclass||10:00 - 13:00|
|Tues 01/03/2022||Online||Careers in International Development||13:00 - 14:30|
|Wed 02/03/2022||Online||Developing Resilience Now and for the Future||14:00 - 15:00|
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