The Sport Business are running a Sports Journalism Masterclass in Manchester later this month. A fantastic opportunity to meet journalists with careers in this area and to network with other journalists, and future journalists, with an interest in this area. The Sport Business’s message is in full below.
“We can now confirm the dates for the Sports Journalism Masterclass as 25th March 2013. The session is to be run by Mark Ogden of ‘The Daily Telegraph’ and Dominic McGuinness of TalkSport. The session will take place on the evening (1800 – 2100) of 25th March in Manchester and should be a really interesting and valuable class with both presenters bringing considerable experience working for national media outlets and covering the biggest events in world sport. If you are interested please check out our webpage http://www.thesportbusiness.co.uk/ or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively give us a ring on 0161 969 2242.”
Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.