10 (and a bit) things Masters students should know about the Careers Service

  • We’re here for you during your Masters (and for 2 years after)
  • We have web pages chock full of useful information and resources including pages just for Masters students
  • We’ve made it easy for you to plan your development during your Masters year
  • You can talk to us
    1. drop in to the Atrium to talk to one of our Information Specialists
    2. book a one-to-one guidance appointment (NB – due to demand, these are reduced to 15 minute quick query sessions during September-October, but are usually 30minutes)
    3. see an Applications Advisor
    4. if you have an upcoming interview, you can get interview support
  • Manchester Gold Mentoring
  • We like connecting with you on social media (this blog, for example) and @ManPGCareers to share and discuss Masters related topics, events, opportunities, activities, hear your ideas – and just to get to know each other.
  • CareersLink advertises opportunities for you during and after your Masters (as well as events)
  • You can attend other Careers Service events to meet employers and get career ideas
  • Interested in a PhD or academic career after your Masters? Start with Doing a PhD and our award winning An Academic Career website
  • Careers Essentials – 1 hour sessions to help you plan your post-Masters career with confidence.
    Career Essentials: Becoming an Academic  
    October 4th 2016 – 1pm-2pm
    Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
    Do you want an academic career? Is it right for you? This session will help you understand the reality of academic careers, assess your potential and plan your next steps.
    Career Essentials: Making the most of Manchester for Postgraduates
    October 6th 2016 – 1pm-2pm
    Simon Building Lecture Theatre C
    Your postgraduate qualification is only one way that Manchester can help prepare you for the rest of your life. This session will help you understand and access the range of personal, career and professional development opportunities you can take advantage of while you study.
    Career Essentials: CVs for Postgraduates
    October 11th 2016 – 1pm-2pm
    Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
    Your CV needs to get you to interview. This one hour session tells you what you need to know in order to create an effective CV that works for you
    Careers Essentials: Covering Letters for Postgraduates
    October 13th 2016
    Simon Building Lecture Theatre C – 1pm -2pm,
    Your covering letter is a critical part of your application. In this one hour session you’ll find out how to write a compelling letter that will make employers notice you.
    Career Essentials: Interviews for Postgraduates
    October 18th 2016 – 1pm-2pm
    Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
    A successful interview is all that stands between you and your dream job. This one hour workshop will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a successful interview.
    Career Essentials: Job hunting for Postgraduates
    October 20th 2016 – 1pm – 2pm
    Simon Building Lecture Theatre C
    Learn to manage your job hunt productively by examining the importance of having a strategy and take away practical activities to help you develop your own.

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