Events for Postgraduates

Details of upcoming Careers Network events which are relevant to Masters and PhD students.

Register for the U21 PwC Innovation Challenge - Win exciting opportunities with PricewaterhouseCooopers, Develop your skills, Exclusively for postgraduates.

If you are applying for a Masters or PhD, take a look at our Apply Yourself and Top Tips workshops.

We also run events specifically for international students as well as employer presentations and sector events.  If you are a postgraduate researcher you may also want to look at the University Graduate School events page.

Please note: You may need to create a graduate account on Careers Connect to book onto some of these events.

Postgraduate careers events

Browse and sign up to the latest events below:

Mastering your Career Planning 'Get Started' session

Date
Thursday 17th October 2019 (16:00-17:30)
Location:
To be confirmed
Description
The launch event for Mastering your Career Planning program! At this Get Started session you'll meet your tutors and other course participants.

Being LGBT in the workplace

Date
Thursday 17th October 2019 (18:30-20:30)
Location:
Nuffield G17
Description
We are exploring how the LGBT community has changed over time and the impact this has placed on career prospects with being out in the workplace.

Business, Finance and Consultancy Fair

Date
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 (11:00-15:30)
Location:
aston webb, Great Hall
Description
Discover employment opportunities for 2020-21 from a range of organisations from the Business, Finance and Consultancy sectors.

Top Tips for a successful cover letter: for PGRs

Date
Thursday 24th October 2019 (10:00-10:30)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Get top tips on how to write a successful cover letter at this short session

PG Skills: Stand out and get ahead in the recruitment process

Date
Monday 28th October 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Careers Network Employer Training Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Hailed by a previous attendee as "the most useful workshop I have been to during my degree" this interactive session is back by popular demand.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: How to explore your career options

Date
Tuesday 29th October 2019 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Pick up tips and strategies on how to explore what post-PhD career options are out there for you at this small-group tutorial

Succeeding in non-academic interviews: an essential guide for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Wednesday 30th October 2019 (15:00-17:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Learn techniques to prepare effectively for non-academic interviews at this practical seminar

Should I Do a PhD? - further study seminar

Date
Wednesday 6th November 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
To be confirmed
Description
Find out more about what's involved in doing a PhD and whether it's the right choice for you.

Apply Yourself to...Preparing for Psychometric Tests for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Tuesday 12th November 2019 (13:00-13:50)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Gain insight into online tests and hints and tips on how to tackle them with confidence

Law Fair

Date
Wednesday 13th November 2019 (13:00-15:30)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Exclusive event, providing you with the opportunity to discover employment opportunities and training contracts for 2021/22

PhD Job Club Tutorial: Writing your CV or job application

Date
Tuesday 19th November 2019 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Top application-writing tips for jobs both within and beyond academia, followed by time to work on your applications with the PGR Careers Adviser

PG Skills: Influencing, persuading and negotiating for professional success

Date
Wednesday 20th November 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower - Room 112
Description
Being able to successfully influence, negotiate and persuade is incredibly useful and sometimes vital in a job. These are therefore some of the top skills employers are looking for during recruitment.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: How to explore your career options

Date
Wednesday 27th November 2019 (15:00-16:30)
Location:
To be confirmed
Description
Pick up tips and strategies on how to explore what post-PhD career options are out there for you at this small-group tutorial

PG Skills: Reflecting on experience / translating to CV

Date
Wednesday 4th December 2019 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower - Room 112
Description
Reflecting on experience and how to translate this to your CV.
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