Employability events

Attending an event such as an employer presentation or skills workshop can be a great way to find out more about different careers and recruitment processes. The Career Zone arrange many employer events, including mock interviews, networking evenings and employer drop-ins. By attending events and undertaking other career development opportunities, you can gain The Exeter Award. The Award is designed to enhance the employability of University of Exeter graduates by providing official recognition and evidence of extra-curricular activities and achievements.

Politics and International Relations students can explore more in-depth career paths through talks and presentations designed specifically for students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Speakers range from recent former students to senior professionals and politicians who inspire with stories of their successful careers.

If you would like to know more about events or would like to give a presentation to Politics and International Relations students about their career options, please contact Julia Paci, Employability and Outreach Manager.

I organised a trip to the Streatham Campus for a talk by alumni who are working in the Civil Service. Not only did this provide a sense of ownership and pride, but it also gave me the insight and determination to eventually secure a place in the Civil Service Fast Stream.

Charlotte Thomas, Politics and International Studies, Penryn campus

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28 September 201718:30

Speed Networking for Careers with Politics and IR Alumni

This Speed Networking evening will be a fantastic opportunity to speak with a number of prestigious Politics Alumni, and get their tips on how you can use your Politics or IR degree to have a successful career. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Full details
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3 October 201717:30

Frontline: The skills you need to succeed in the third sector

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting life social sciences students. Full details
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12 October 201712:30

How to become a solicitor

In this workshop, you will learn about the step by step process to becoming a solicitor, from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Full details
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16 October 201710:30

Introduction to Career Planning for Mature students

A two-hour interactive skills session, specifically designed for Mature students, to provide helpful advice and support on a range of topics related to developing and managing your career. There will be a refreshment break and an opportunity to chat from 11:45-12:15 pm Full details
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