Careers Network

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Careers Network offers a series of presentations, workshops and skills sessions to help you develop your employability. Attend for advice on developing your skills, exploring your career options, and securing work experience and employment. Learn how to produce powerful written applications and tackle tricky interview and assessment processes. page. All students are welcome.

We also host an impressive series of employer events and careers fairs which you can find listed on our Meet employers page. 

Presentations

A variety of presentations are delivered in a lecture format, introducing you to the topic and providing information and strategies to move forward with your career planning. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online.

Top Tips for the Recruitment Process

This comprehensive, talk will address the key stages of the recruitment process in the UK. You will gain an understanding of good practice of how to approach the following aspects of recruitment: CVs, Covering Letters, Application Forms, Employer Tests, Assessment Centres and Interviews. This talk is relevant for students from all disciplines and year groups.

Dates

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Monday 10 February 2020 12.00pm

Monday 10 February 2020 6.00pm

Making the Most of your Masters

*Please note this session is for Postgraduate students only!


Your master’s degree will be a busy and intense experience. We want to help you to make the most of the year that you will spend with us.

An important part of that is thinking about the impact your masters will have on your career development.

In this session we will:

  • Review skills and experiences gained through PGT study
  • Discuss the timeline for applications and events in your PGT year
  • Look at effective ways of communicating your PGT experience for employers on your CV/LinkedIn and applications
  • Discuss job search options
  • Look at your next steps and what support is available to you through Careers Network.

Dates

Thursday 13 February 2020

Tuesday 3 March 2020  - This event has now been cancelled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Rest assured, we will be looking to re-schedule this, so please keep an eye out for a new date. Thanks very much for your understanding. 

Workshops

Our workshops will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in an interactive and more personal setting. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online

Mock Assessment Centres

Joint Mock Assessment Centre (Commercial and STEM)-Sponsored by Druck

Delivered by Careers Network and staff from a range of top company recruiters, you'll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Come along and gain as much practise as you can before your first real assessment centre.

  • Practise some elements of an assessment centre with Careers Network and real recruiters
  • Have a go at the types of interview questions you may encounter
  • Experience a group activity

Dates

Monday 24 February 2020

PGT Mock Assessment Centre for SBE PGT students only

Assessment centres are a common part of recruitment activities. This event will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand what to expect at an assessment centre and how you can perform effectively. The activity will be run in partnership with CIMA, who value candidates with postgraduate degrees.

Students will:

  • Discover how assessment centres fit into recruitment practice
  • Discuss activities such as interviews, case studies and presentations
  • Participate in a challenging observed group activity
  • Receive feedback and top tips for your next assessment centre or similar recruitment challenge

This event is only open to SBE postgraduate students

 

Date

Thursday 27 February

International Students

Workshops for our international student community. All sessions are bookable via Careers Online.

Working in the UK After Your Studies - for Non-EEA Students - Presentation

Solicitors Freeth Cartwright will explain the immigration schemes if you are looking to stay in the UK to work after your studies.

Freeth Cartwright Solicitors will explain the current immigration programmes and schemes if you are looking to stay in the UK to work after your studies. It is helpful to be informed early about the immigration schemes in the UK. so you can prepare in advance. You must register

Date

Thursday 13 February 2020

Global Careers Event

Thinking of an international career? Looking for a graduate job with overseas opportunities?

This interactive workshop aims to help you to develop an awareness of different cultures to support you in the recruitment process and in your future career. Participating will help you develop an insight into business culture and provide you with knowledge and competencies to succeed in a culture that is different from your own.

The event is open to UK, EU and international undergraduate and post graduate students from any degree subject.

 

Date

5 May 2020

Diversity and Inclusion

Being LGBT+ in the workplace

Careers Network and LGBT+ Association bring you an exclusive event “Being LGBT+ in the workplace” Monday 10th February at 7pm in Fusion, LSU.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of being LGBT+ in the workplace. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of industries including Engineering, Finance and Academia. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support LGBT+ colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event at informal drinks at JC’s.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Chris Hooley - Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at University of St Andrews
  • Ruqayyah Hashmi - Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Cundall
  • Sionice-Louise (Ross) Phillips CeMAP - Assistant Vice President, Home solutions for Barclays Bank
  • Babak Erfani MBE - Senior Commercial Sponsor, Network Rail
  • John Taylor - Emerging Talent - Operations Manager, HSBC

 

Date:

Monday 10 February 2020

 

Inspirational Female Leaders in Business

To mark International Women's Day, Careers Network and Women's Network bring you an exclusive guest speaker event “Inspirational Female Leaders in Business,” Thursday 5th March at 6.15pm.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of climbing to senior positions in the workplace as a female. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of areas within business including Finance, Consulting, Design, Marketing, PR and running their own business. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support female identifying colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event during informal networking session.

Guest speakers confirmed:

  • Trusha Kachhela - Partner, PwC
  • Katie Selvey-Clinton - Partner, Capital Allowances | Business Tax Services, EY
  • Jane Boardman -  CEO, Talk Global
  • Karen Thomas -   Head of Design, Home at M&S
  • Seena Samani -  Global Head of Marketing Effectiveness Analytics, HSBC

 

Date:

Thursday 5 March 2020

Inspirational Female Leaders in STEM

To mark International Women's Day, and British Science Week, Careers Network and Women's Engineering Society bring you an exclusive guest speaker event “Inspirational Female Leaders in STEM,” Thursday 12th March at 6.15pm.

Come along to hear our exclusive speakers talk about the realities of climbing to senior positions in the workplace as a female. They will share their personal experiences, struggles and successes they have experienced whilst progressing within their career.

Speakers confirmed work in a number of high profile organisations and in a variety of areas within STEM. They will share their stories and tips as well as give insights on their employer's activities to support female identifying colleagues in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the guest speakers after the event during informal networking session.

 

Date:

Thursday 12 March 2020

Guest Speaker - Rob Stephenson - Mental Health Awareness Week

Date:

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Careers in...

Graduate Entry to Medicine

When: Thursday 12th March, 3:30pm – 5:00pm  
Where: SCH105 – Schofield

  • Hear how you can train to become a doctor in 4 years rather than 5 and from any degree discipline
  • Explore Graduate Entry Medicine as a career option
  • Explore how to choose a medical school
  • Understand what admission tutors are looking for
  • Understand the application process including an insight into the application form, entrance tests and interviews
  • Know where to go for further information and advice 
  • Hear from Matt & Zoe, Loughborough Alumni and now Trainee Doctors at The University of Nottingham Medical School

Book your place here:  https://lboro.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=7003&service=Careers+Network

 

 

 

Careers in The Probation Service and The Police

Are you wanting a career where you can make a difference to society? Well this is the talk for you!

This panel style/networking event will feature representatives from the Police and The Probation Service.

Leicestershire Police listen to members of the Leicestershire Police Recruitment Team and ex Police Officers who will describe the types of roles available typically in a Police Force and tips for entry. These will include Police staff roles support roles. They will also advice how you can gain experience through voluntary work.

The Probation Service - The National Probation Service was set up on 1 June 2014, along with 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that manage low and medium risk offenders. It works in partnership with the CRCs, with the courts, police and with private and voluntary sector partners in order to manage offenders safely and effectively. Dave and Holly will describe their roles as Probation Officers and give you advice on getting in.

Deborah Till, Careers Consultant will also advise useful resources to find other related opportunities.

All students from all year groups are welcome!

Date:

Wednesday 19 February 2020

 

 

 

 

Getting into Psychology

Join us to explore popular careers areas in Psychology

  • Hear from visiting psychology professionals
  • Gain an insight into training routes
  • Find out how to gain relevant experience
  • Investigate possible first roles for finalists

A degree in Pscyhology opens up a diverse range of career options, but sometime that makes it challenging to choose the right path. Many Loughborough students aspire to pursue a professional career, either as a qualified psychologist or in others roles supporting people to manage mental health conditions and their psychological wellbeing.  Many also want to explore jobs where an understanding of the human mind and behaviours plays a key part in their day to day activities.  Whether you have a career path in mind, or haven’t got a clue where Psychology will take you, this event will provide you with insight and advice to support your career planning.

Light refreshments will be available.

Once you’ve secured a place, why not take the opportunity to get ahead of the game and do some research on line.  Using the following websites should spark ideas and raise questions that you might want to bring with you to the event.

https://www.bps.org.uk/public/become-psychologist/career-options-psychology

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/psychology

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/careers/students-and-graduates/explore-career-options/schools/ssehs/

 

Date:

Thursday 5 March 2020