This semester, our events are targeted at those really “tough to get into” careers – environmental work, international development and broadcasting and journalism.
These careers are so popular that, unfortunately, employers have no need to turn up to careers fairs, trying to tempt you to apply to them – so you won’t see them at our normal recruitment events. They can afford to sit back and wait for you to come to them.
That means you’ve got to be resourceful, to:
- search out the opportunities yourself
- make sure you’ve got up-to-date information about careers in these areas
- get great volunteer experience to make you stand out amongst all those other postgrads and undergrads who are desperate to get into these careers.
Luckily, we make it just that bit easier for you by inviting our contacts, alumni, friends, whoever we can get frankly, to give up their time to talk to you about how they made the journey to a full-time career in these sought after sectors.
They won’t be offering jobs, but they will be offering their own personal insights and tips on what they had to do to make it.
Getting into International Development
Wednesday 12th March, 1-5pm, Lecture Theatre B, Roscoe Building – includes talks from international development professionals from Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), Mines Advisory Group (MAG), the British Red Cross, Retrak, CAFOD, Merlin, the British Council and The Gold Foundation, plus the chance for some networking to find out how you can make it in this career.
Careers in the Environmental Sector
Wednesday 19th March, 1-5pm, Lecture Theatre B, Roscoe Building – includes presentations, panels and networking with professionals working in both technical and non-technical disciplines
Insight into Broadcasting and Journalism
Monday, 7th April, 9-5pm, University of Manchester – as well as getting to talk to media professionals (we’ve had all the stars, y’know – even the god-like being that is Gordon Burns, no less), this is a day when you also get the chance to put your skills into practice with some practical news reporting.
Register now through the links above to ensure you get your place.
If you have any interest in these areas, don’t miss out on the chance to attend these events – this is your one chance in the year to get up close and personal with people who’ve made it in your ideal career.
Careers Consultant (Postgraduate) at the University of Manchester, UK