There are lots of exiting careers events being held on campus this semester which could help you to explore career options, make contacts and plan ahead. A full programme can be found on MyCareerHub; however, I wanted to highlight a few to a flavour of what’s going on.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office Insider Event – Monday 22 February, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
The Diplomatic Service Fast Stream recruits about 30 Fast Streamers each year, mainly generalists, but also European and economic specialists. You can gain advice on the application process, hear from current diplomats, and ask questions about a Foreign Office career. (N.B. This session is open to British Nationals only.)
- A Career in Life Sciences – Tuesday 15 March 2016, 5.45pm – 8.30pm
An opportunity to explore the career paths available in the life sciences sector. A panel of industry experts will share first-hand the experiences and take part in a Q&A session. Speakers confirmed include: Dr Mike Capaldi, CEO of Sunergos Innovations; Dr Julie Nixon, solicitor at MBM Commercial; Kev Dhaliwal, founder of Edinburgh Molecular Imaging; Dr Emma Mickley, Director of Business Development, Sunergos Innovations
- Creative and Cultural Careers Festival, CCCF 16 – 29th February to 4th March
This week-long festival of events will focus on careers in Creative industries, Media and Cultural Institutions and is being run in partnership with Creative Edinburgh, BAFTA Scotland, and Cultural Enterprise Office. There will be 17 events including career insights, panel discussions, workshops, information sessions, lightning talks, networking events and exhibitions. The programme will include: Animation and film, Digital Media & Advertising, Books and publishing, Galleries, Heritage, Journalism, Music and Museums.
Karen Kelsky, a former professor at Illinois and Oregon, will walk you through the conditions of the current American academic job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and how you can maximize your chances of success while looking for an academic job. This session will address:
- The conditions of the academic job search in a time of economic upheaval
- How to think like a search committee
- The four core qualities of a successful job candidate
- The all-important 5-Year Plan
- The ethos of effective job market documents
- The most common mistakes made by job seekers
- The keys to academic interviewing
- Negotiating your US offer
- Challenges for UK clients on the US market
To book a place on any of these events and to see what else is on offer, please see MyCareerHub.