Category: Careers advice

What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #2 Jon’s Story

By John Piprani Continuing my exploration of what our UoM Archaeology graduates are doing now, this is Jon Dobbie’s story. I met Jon in the lab when he was working on his dissertation that was stone tool based. From analysing stone tools in the lab Jon has moved on to digging them out of the…

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Public Engagement and Academia – Some Things to Consider for Manchester Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

by Stephen Gordon* *completed PhD in 2013 and has held numerous postdoctoral positions and student support roles; worked as an Advisor in the University of Manchester Careers Service since 2016 The term ‘public engagement’ can seem like an anathema to some aspiring academics. As a medievalist – and, it should be said, not the most extraverted…

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What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #1 Jamie’s Story

By John Piprani My colleague Sarah Mallen at the Careers Service suggested this may be a good topic to explore for the Careers Service blog. I agreed, mainly because it gave me the opportunity to actually find out what my friends and colleagues were up to now. I thought I knew, but did I? I…

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To practise or not to practise? That is the question! What’s the score with the latest employer selection tests facing students?

Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The University of Manchester, explores whether practice does make perfect with 3 of the main tests facing Manchester students. When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a test or two along the way. Whilst some favourites remain firmly embedded in employers’…

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