The Employability team within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies has arranged several careers events with the support of around 20 alumni volunteers this term. We have covered a range of subjects and career sectors. Read on for more details.
Thanks to the support of the University of Exeter’s Alumni Annual Fund, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies was able to celebrate International Women’s Day with several events. Students from the Women and Law SACA project held a fundraising raffle and awareness raising event whilst also supporting the Employability team’s IWD pledge stand in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. We rounded off the day with an alumnae panel discussion on Women in Leadership.
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies continued its series of careers events with an alumni panel, welcoming Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology graduates back to Exeter.
Exeter alumni, Mark Sutherland Williams, Resident Judge at Hatton Cross and Elizabeth Grant, Immigration and Asylum Tribunal Judge were warmly welcomed back by students and staff at the University of Exeter Law School when they came to talk to students about how their career paths led them to their current positions as Judges.
Politics and International Relations alumni share their stories of life after graduation at a busy "Careers Speed Networking" event for Politics and International Relations students.
Students from the University of Exeter entered the annual Norton Rose Fulbright GP (Grand Prix) Challenge this year which focused on the subject “Risky Business”. As one of the top three teams in the final, the students won a trip to the McLaren Honda Technology Centre.
BSc Politics and International Relations Q-Step student, Grace Mitchell-Kilpatrick recently found out she was awarded Highly Commended and a £100 prize by a panel of ASET judges in the “Placement/Work experience undertaken in the UK or Ireland” category for the 2017 ASET Student Essay Competition. Read on for her full story.
Alumnus Hugo Chance speaks to students about how to use their Social Sciences degree for a career in Finance
Philosophy and Sociology alumnus Hugo Chance returned to campus to speak to 30 students across SSIS disciplines about his successful career in the Finance sector, and how they can follow a similar path.
On the 23 November, the SSIS Employability team and Dr Beverley Loke, this year's head of Politics Postgraduate employability, welcomed the return of four recent graduates who had previously undertaken postgraduate degrees within the politics department.
The winning candidate, Lily O'Neill, a third year PPE student, shares her experience and gives an insight into what today's graduates want from their careers.
To kick off the 2017/18 academic year, the SSIS Employability Team held an interactive ‘Speed Networking’ event which was attended by four prestigious alumni and over thirty current Politics and IR students.
Alumni volunteering remains a hugely important contribution to the Law School, impacting on all areas of Law School life. Read on to find out more.
Find out what our students think of their data analysis placements as part of their Q-Step degree programmes.
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is holding a Careers Week for all students from Monday 13th - Friday 17th February 2017.
Canadian law student, Michael Chan secured a two-month internship in leading Taiwanese law firm Lee and Li. Read more about Michael's account of his experience.
Alumni Dominic Wood and Georgia Clancy returned to the Politics Department in Penryn to talk to current students about careers.
To answer a frequently asked question; "What can I do with my Philosophy degree?", the Employability team asked Philosophy alumnus, James Bennett, to tell us about his experience of making decisions about career options.
There's so much you can do with a law degree after graduation, if you decide that a career as a solicitor or barrister isn't for you. The College's employability team invited a panel of law alumni in "alternative" careers to discuss the topic with law students further.
As part of the Employability team’s ongoing programme of alumni engagement in careers activities, we invited a panel of former politics and international relations students to come and talk to current students about what they did with their degrees in the years following graduation. The range of careers covered spanned working in parliament to emergency humanitarian relief.
Congratulations to all new freshers! Here's what you need to know about the careers support available to you.
Ben Chester Cheong graduated from the University of Exeter in 2014 with a first class degree in Law. Originally from Singapore, Ben’s undergraduate academic achievements at Exeter helped him secure both a place at the University of Cambridge to study for an LL.M and a training contract at Singaporean law firm Shook Lin & Bok LLP. We interviewed Ben to find out more about how his time at Exeter contributed to launching his career in law.
Lobbying is a career that seems a little mysterious and often referred to as a “dark art”. Bringing it in to the spotlight for Politics students at our Penryn campus were visitors from Prometheus Public Affairs.
Recent Politics alumni discuss what you can do with a Politics degree
Kelvin Leong who is studying LLB Law, shares his experiences of a successful internship in Taiwan.
“Careers that Make Society Work” is an event held frequently by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. The umbrella title reflects the demand from students to learn about a broad range of career options in the third and public sectors. Previous events have focussed on Child Protection and Social Work and on Police and Probation. The latest “Careers that Make Society Work” panel discussion took place at the Penryn campus, University of Exeter, bringing together Politics, English and History students to hear about a variety of third sector jobs.
Students at the University of Exeter had the opportunity to hear from the Executive Director for Government Communications, Mr Alex Aiken, at a talk on the theme of Public Service Communications. The role of government communications was explained and Mr Aiken took a range of questions from students who were keen to know more about current developments in Mr Aiken's Cabinet Office role.
When approached by Jane Player, a Partner in King and Spalding’s Disputes Group, about organising a Women in the Law panel event, the Employability Team in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies jumped at the opportunity to bring in an all-female panel of speakers from a variety of law backgrounds to speak and provide inspiration to our current students.
We recently welcomed alumnus Chris Innes-Hopkins (BA Politics, 1975), back to campus to deliver a talk on ‘Working in the Middle East’. The event tied in with the Global Showcase fortnight (2-13 November), in which there were a host of international activities taking place to provide students with information on working and studying abroad.
This year the College of Social Sciences and International Studies has taken a fresh approach to tackling one of the most challenging parts of the graduate recruitment process: numerical reasoning tests and the general maths skills required in some application procedures.
Your future career is our business. To help you become informed, make decisions and improve your skills is all part of the service the Career Zone offer.
Exeter alumni deliver a fascinating insight in to working for the Foreign Office, Ministry of Justice, Crown Prosecution Service and about the Government Legal Services.
Former students from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies give insights in to potential career and further study paths at the IAIS Careers Day 2015.
A summer in Shanghai: Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China's commercial centre.
Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China’s commercial centre. Here is his account of his time spent in Shanghai.
Jerusha Owina, who has just completed her LLM International Human Rights Law has just begun an exciting Internship with a Special Tribunal at the Hague, tells us more about this opportunity.
The Employability team from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies extend a warm welcome to all new students joining us in 2014.
A graduate from the University of Exeter is embarking on a career helping refugees, following her voluntary activity while studying.
17 June 2014
The Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Department in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies has adopted a new way of enhancing the employability of their students by offering paid research internship posts.
28 February 2014
The IAIS Careers Day took place on 12th February. There were two panel discussions; an alumni panel discussion on "What you can do with a degree in Arab and Islamic Studies" and a discussion on "Careers in the Middle East". Students also had the opportunity to network with speakers at a drinks events.
February 3rd proved a very successful day for the SISS employability team, who in conjunction with the Sociology and Anthropology Society hosted a career’s talk by the Senior Service Manager, Humanitarian Action for the British Red Cross, Jamie Piriou. In this article, Ashley Kilgallon from the Sociology and Anthropology Society gives her assessment of the event.
New Bursaries available to students doing a placement on the Politics Internship Programme
Students at Penryn found out how to get a job with NGOs
Two law students from the University of Exeter’s Law School joined a prestigious paid summer internship programme at Lee and Li in July 2013. Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law is the largest law firm in Taiwan and offer up to thirty students a year the opportunity to immerse themselves in Taiwanese law and culture. The student’s had a wonderful and enriching experience: read on to hear how they got on.
With funding received from the Annual Fund, the Employability and Outreach Manager from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies has put together a useful video for students seeking placements.
Thinking about what you are going to do after you graduate may seem like a very long way away. However, even at this early stage you can start to develop key employability skills and start to make links with employers. It's important to do this as employers offer opportunities to students in their first years so that they can spot talent early on.
Student and Exeter City Council both delighted with 'excellent' work placement in housing policy research.
The Department of Politics and International Relations recently held an event on Working in Westminster for students who were either going on to do an Internship with an MP or who were interested what it is like to work in Westminster.
Understanding how to navigate the career pathway to become a barrister is one of the most challenging aspects of the profession for aspiring barristers. To dispell some myths and provide guidance to those wishing to pursue the career, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies joined up with with Lincoln's Inn to put on an evening of talks and networking with local barristers.
We are pleased to welcome our new work placements co-ordinator, Benedict Hill, into the Politics and International Relations department. Benedict will be working to run and expand the work placement programme for Politics and IR students.
The School of Law at Tremough has played host to a number of careers presentations, employer sessions and skills events this term. All of these have been aimed at giving students an insight into a career in the legal sector and enhancing their opportunities of gaining employment. Supported by Nicole Priestley, the student Employability Ambassador for Law, who helps organise and publicise events, it has been a successful term. Read on to find out what activities have taken place.
On Wednesday 24th October students from the University of Exeter joined members of the Gilbert Stephens Young Professionals network for an evening of networking and talks. Focusing on career development, the evening was designed to encourage students to make their own contacts and start learning networking techniques and etiquette.
The Employability and Graduate Development team will be running a two day programme of interactive graduate development and recruitment activities for all new students. This programme will be based on the key skills graduate recruiters are looking for: enterprise, teamwork, leadership and communications skills.
The newly-reformed Sociology Society was one of the main beneficiaries of the 2011/2012 Employability Bursary scheme funded by the Annual Fund. Esther Craddock-Taylor, former president of the Sociology Society reflects on what having the extra support has meant for the society.
On Friday 18th May 2012, six law students gave a presentation to Exeter City Football Club. It was the culmination of five months' work on a data analysis project looking into the consumer behaviour of the Club's fans and of the wider public perception of the Club's community engagement work.
Eight students from Law, Politics and International Relations and the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies have received bursaries to support their summer internships.
ICM Research has launched a new Academy which is looking for highly motivated graduates to join their Covent Garden Offices this year. As a Graduate Trainee, successful Exeter graduates will gain experiences of working across several departments. Details of how to apply are given below.
The award winning collaboration between Exeter City Football Club and the University of Exeter scored a goal at the recent Law Alumni Event in London this March
Students on the Secondary PGCE course at the University of Exeter were given the opportunity to undertake the Introduction to the DofE Training course in December 2011.
Around 100 students turned up for ‘My Life as an MP,’ a panel discussion organised by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
Alex Deane, Head of Public Affairs at Weber Shandwick, visited the University of Exeter on Friday 21 October to deliver a talk on Public Affairs and Public Policy.
Five University of Exeter Politics students were in the midst of the action at Westminster, on the Exeter Politics Internship Programme.
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies has been awarded £5,000 from the Annual Fund to support and develop employability initiatives.
On 7 February 2012, six Law alumni returned to Exeter to provide candid and inspiring career advice to current Law students as part of the University’s Widen Your Options series of employability events. The event was organised by Steve Edge, Corporate Tax Partner at Slaughter and May and Law representative on the Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Network Group, in collaboration with the Law School and the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.