Miss Julia Paci
Telephone: 01392 723372
Employability and Work Placement Officer
The role of Employability and Work Placement Officer is extremely varied. I arrange events and presentations given by employers and alumni who wish to either inspire students with stories of their own career progression or provide an insight in to a particular profession or business. I also organise special skills sessions and mock interviews, mostly for Law students. These events often count towards the Exeter Award and many are video-conferenced to students on the Tremough campus.
When opportunities arise to establish relevant and meaningful work placements, I work with colleagues across the University of Exeter to ensure the right opportunities are aimed at students. My current projects are Chinese Legal Internships for Law and the Exeter Politics Internship Programme for students reading Politics or International Relations. On this programme, students get the experience of working with MPs in Westminster.
In 2012 I shall be involved in delivering workshops on the new Learning from Work Experience module, which is the first ever cross-college module. Working with academic colleagues is important. I aim to complement the academic programme with my initiatives. In the future we shall be working towards expanding the range of work-related learning activities.
Working closely with the Employability and Graduate Development team in the Career Zone is crucial. I help promote and deliver key activities, Exeter Award initiatives, fairs and provide information about the services of our specialist Careers Consultants.
Current student have access to "My Brilliant Career" which is an online resource designed to hold lots of useful and interesting information which is directly relevant to students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Included are details of graduate vacancies, recent talks, opportunities to work or study overseas, links for international students to find out more about working in the UK, information about writing CVs and much more.
The students I work with are in Law, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Philosophy, Arab and Islamic Studies and the Graduate School of Education.
In 2012 I was nominated for a teaching award in the category of Best Employability Support.