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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22 February 2018

Law Commercial Awareness workshop with Tozers Solicitors LLP

Join Deborah Black and Gráinne Staunton (Partners at Tozers Solicitors LLP) for a workshop focusing on commercial awareness and its importance to Law firms. The session will look at what ‘commercial awareness’ means, why it is important to Law firms, what firms look for in graduates, and how to demonstrate commercial awareness in your applications. Tozers Solicitors LLP is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. With 23 partners and over 120 staff Tozers Solicitors LLP offer an extensive legal service to businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.. Full details
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24 February 2018

Teacher Training Open Day

Visit our St Luke's Campus; meet our tutors and some of our trainees/graduates; and learn more about our Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct programmes. Full details
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28 February 2018

Getting Started with your Career Planning: How to develop a strong CV for a career in Law

This workshop with a careers consultant will help you get your job searching strategy on the right track. Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a career using your law degree. Full details
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1 March 2018

Careers in lobbying and advocacy with Danny Kushlick (Transform Drug Policy Foundation)

Join Danny Kushlick (Founder and Head of External Affairs at Transform Drug Policy Foundation) for a workshop focusing on a career in lobbying and advocacy. Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Transform aims to educate and inspire policymakers to explore and implement the effective legal regulation of drug markets. Danny will speak about his diverse career and experiences, give an in-depth look into the work of organisations such as Transform, and give his tips on being successful in the industry. There will be a Q&A after the talk, and a drinks reception where you will have the chance to speak to Danny further. Danny Kushlick bio: Danny is the founder of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which he started in 1996, after working in a variety of jobs in the drugs field. It was his clients' experience that led him to the understanding that prohibition is a social policy catastrophe. He worked for Bristol Drugs Project, the Big Issue Foundation, Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service and the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). He is now an internationally recognised commentator on drug and drug policy issues, with a unique combination of personal experience and broad, global view. Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
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5 March 2018

SSIS Careers: Finding internships and jobs

This session will give you tips and advice on how to plan and apply for internships, work experience and jobs. If you are looking to find an internship during the summer, this is a great opportunity to get some top tips!. Full details
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12 March 2018

Interview Techniques

In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview; what are interviewers looking for; what are the dos and don’ts in an interview situation; how can you prepare for an interview and how the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details
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