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Spotlight On

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At this exclusive series of events, you will hear about careers and sectors from professionals working in them. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get an insider's perspective so don't miss out. 

You will get tips on looking for job opportunities and how to achieve success in the recruitment process and have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

These events are very popular, so please book your place early. You can register on My Career two weeks in advance.

 

Spotlight On events this term

Law – Working for a Regional Law Firm
Thursday 11 October 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B1, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7762

Are you keen to pursue a career in law, but not sure you want to work in a city firm? Why not come along and hear more about what it’s like to work in a regional law firm and whether this might be the right career path for you.

Our speakers will also be giving you the inside scoop on what regional firms are looking for when they recruit.

This session will incorporate a panel Q&A session and then speed networking where you will get the chance to ask the speakers questions in small groups. 

Speakers

  • To be confirmed
 
 

 

Arts into Business
Thursday 18 October 2018
 

Time: 4.30–7pm 

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: 7873

Have you wondered how practical it is to move into a commercial setting after an arts-based degree?  

Come to a special event which will focus on the experiences of arts graduates, give you an insight into how they have made a successful transition from arts student to business person, and demonstrate how they have applied the skills gained from their degrees. 

Speakers

  • To be confirmed
 
 

 

Accountancy
Tuesday 23 October 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A09, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7779

If you’re considering a career as an accountant then this is one event you will not want to miss. 

Our speakers are from a range of backgrounds including large and smaller businesses, and both the public and private sector. Each speaker will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions.

The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome.  

 
 

 

Advertising, Marketing and PR
Wednesday 24 October 2018
 

Time: 4.30–7pm 

Location: The Studio Live!

My Career ID: 7874

Across all sectors, almost all businesses and organisations require a public presence. 

Marketing, advertising and PR roles are found either in-house, or in professional agencies. All roles within these industries have some part to play in helping organisations to connect with their audience and promote their brands. 

This event aims to showcase a sample of some of the roles which make up a modern marketing process, and go into some detail about what they actually do.

You can expect to hear personal stories, and tips on how to enter the industry as well as the opportunity to speak to the talkers and ask your questions.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

  

Law – Legal Aid
Thursday 1 November 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B1, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7780

More details coming soon. 

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Alternative Careers for Engineers
Thursday 1 November 2018
 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: To be confirmed.

More details coming soon. 

Speakers

  • To be confirmed
 
 

 

Software Development
Tuesday 6 November
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: 7851

Software developers are hugely in demand, with many companies creating their own in-house and custom software (or using software houses to create this for them). 

This event will feature four software developers from four different companies, who will share their career journeys and tell you more about what working in software development entails.

Our speakers will also share their top hints and tips about how to get a job in this industry. The presentations will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to network with the speakers.  

 
 

 

NHS Scientist Training Programme
Wednesday 7 November
 

Time: To be confirmed

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: To be confirmed

Details coming soon.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Animal Sciences
Thursday 8 November
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington 

My Career ID: 7767

If you are exploring a career in animal science then this Spotlight On event is for you. At this event you will get to hear from a broad range of alumni and other related employers who will give you an insight into their roles and offer advice on getting into the sector.

There will then be a time for you to ask any questions and an opportunity to network informally with the speakers over a slice of pizza.

This event is open to all students from all fields and years of study, but will be of particular interest to animal science students.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Crime Management and Prevention
Thursday 8 November
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B1, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7781

This event is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the wide range of roles involved in preventing, solving and fighting crime. 

Our speakers include:

  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Fraud analyst
  • Crime analyst
  • Prison officer

Each speaker will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions.

The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome.   

 
 

 

Building Services
Tuesday 13 November 2018
 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: To be confirmed.

More details coming soon.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Science into Business
Tuesday 13 November 2018
 

Time: To be confirmed

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: To be confirmed

Details coming soon.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Charities
Tuesday 20 November 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B63, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7782

If you’re interested in a career within the charity sector then this Spotlight event is for you. We will have representatives from various charities and not-for-profit organisations who will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. 

You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions. The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome.   

 
 

 

Nutrition
Thursday 22 November
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington

My Career ID: 7768

If you are exploring a career in nutrition science then this Spotlight On event is for you.

At this event you will get to hear from a broad range of alumni and other related employers who will give you an insight into their roles and offer advice on getting into the sector. There will then be a time for you to ask any questions and an opportunity to network informally with the speakers over a slice of pizza.

This event is open to all students from all fields and years of study, but will be of particular interest to nutrition, dietetics and food science students. 

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Environment
Thursday 22 November
 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: To be confirmed.

More details coming soon.   

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Translation and Interpreting 
Thursday 22 November
 

Time: 4.30–7pm 

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: 7872

The translation and interpreting professions offer a variety of employment opportunities to linguists. Our speakers are here to share their experiences with you.

By the end of this session you will:

  • know more about the different types of jobs in these professions and where you can find them
  • understand the skills, knowledge, attributes and experience that are essential for pursuing a career in interpreting or translation
  • have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get advice and tips from experienced professionals

This session is primarily aimed at students studying a language, however it is open to any student with language skills. 

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Careers in the Lab
Tuesday 27 November
 

Time: To be confirmed

Location: To be confirmed

My Career ID: To be confirmed

More details coming soon.   

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Product Design
Thursday 29 November
 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: To be confirmed.

More details coming soon.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

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