Miss Julia Paci
Telephone: 01392 723372
Employability and Work Placement Officer
The role of Employability and Outreach Manager 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. These events often count towards the Exeter Award take place at both the Streatham and Penryn campuses.
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.
I deliver an introductory lecture and a lecture on professionalism in the workplace for the 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. Managing the paperwork for the students on placements for this and other modules is also within my work remit.
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. We also have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Exetercssisemployability
The students I work with are in Law, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, 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.