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    • Semester 1 2018-2019

      Week 1

      Part-Time Working

      Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      Getting a part time job during your studies will not only earn you some extra money but will also help you to develop a range of transferable skills for your future career.

      Come along to this short 20-30 minute session focusing on how and where to look for part time work and volunteering opportunities.

      Week 2

      Part-Time Jobs Fair

      Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      The Part-Time Jobs Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers and discover part-time jobs in and around Oxford. This event is multi-sector event and open to all disciplines and year groups. The fair is an ideal way to network with employers and discover employment opportunities for during your studies.

      Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

      Volunteer Fair

      Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      The Volunteer Fair is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about local projects on offer, talk to Volunteering organisation representatives and local charities, and discover how you can become active in the local community, while gaining valuable employment skills.

      From working in schools, environmental and arts charities to one-off social action activities, there’s a range of projects to get involved with. Talk to Careers to discover how Volunteering can benefit your career path and to find the best local volunteering opportunities.

      Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

      Week 3

      Westgate Jobs Fair

      Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      Meet employers from the Westgate Oxford and discover employment opportunities here in Oxford. Employers will be promoting a variety part-time and graduate opportunities to students, and there will be a chance to network.

      Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

      Graduate Jobs Fair

      Thursday, 11th October 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      Meet employers and discover graduate roles at the Graduate Jobs Fair. Employers from a range of industries will be there to promote a variety graduate opportunities to students, as well as to network. Stay tuned on Facebook to see who is attending.

      Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

      Intro to Graduate Schemes and Summer Internships

      Thursday, 11th October 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, T500, Gipsy Lane Campus.

      Graduate schemes and what you need to know. Finding and applying for a graduate scheme or summer internship and what to expect.

        Week 4

        Real Estate, Planning and Construction Fair

        Monday, 15th October 2018, 11am-2pm, Oxford Brookes Sports Hall, Centre for Sport, Cheney Lane, Headington Campus.

        The Real Estate, Planning and Construction Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers in the Construction,Architecture, Planning and Real Estate industries. The fair is the perfect chance to discover graduate opportunities as well as internships and work placements and provides a chance to network to raise your profile.

        Get support from the careers team to ensure you are well prepared for the event. 

        International Students: Finding Work After Graduation

        Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 12pm-1pm, JHB 207.

        Catered towards international students, discover how to find professional roles after you graduate.

        Placement Fair

        Thursday, 18th October 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

        The Placement Fair is an opportunity for students to discover sandwich year placements and network with employers. Highly recommended for 2nd year students within the Business School seeking a 48 week placement as part of their degree.

        Speak to Careers to ensure that you are well prepared in advance for the event.

        International Students: Finding Work After Graduation

        Thursday, 18th October 2018, 12pm-1pm, JHB 207.

        For international students, this session will provide information about immigration and UK Visas for post-graduation. 

        Week 5

        Build your LinkedIn Profile

        Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Basement Library Training Room, JHBB.

        Hints and tips on building your LinkedIn profile and how to use it to build your contacts and network and research careers opportunities. 

        CVs & Application

        Thursday, 25th October 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Forum Library Training Room, JHBB.

        How do you make your CV and covering letter stand out from the crowd? Get top tips on hitting the selection criteria so they simply must select you for interview! Learn how to complete your application form in a professional and engaging manner.

        No booking required, just turn up on the day!

        Week 6

        Technology Fair

        Thursday, 1st November 2018, 11am-2pm, Dora Cohen Hall, Wheatley Campus.

        The Technology Fair is an opportunity for employers to promote their roles in the STEM industries to students. The fair is targeted towards students from the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences who are looking for work placements, internships and graduate opportunities .

        Speak to Careers to ensure that you are well prepared in advance for the event.

        Interviews Unwrapped

        Thursday, 1st November 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Basement Library Training Room, JHBB.

        How do you make a great impression at interview? This session helps you to prepare for an interview and discusses the best way to articulate your skills and experience.

        Google Digital Garage: Writing for Social Media  

        Monday 29th October 2018, 5:00pm-18:00pm, Clerici, SKW Hall (Tiered Lecture) G.02 

        Create content with confidence across key social platforms while learning how to define your brand and tone of voice. 
        This compact course is great for small business owners or aspiring social media marketers looking to develop their writing skills and produce slicker headlines and ad copy. You'll also develop a tone of voice that means when you talk on social media, your customers will want to listen. 
        Please register here:  https://goo.gl/zTB5q8 

        Accenture Technology Trends: Working with AI & VR 
         
        Wednesday 31st October 2018, 12:00pm - 13:30pm, JHB 128 

        Accenture will aim to discuss some of the trends around Technology and use AI & VR as a topic point where the students can see some of the ways we support clients around this space. Accenture will also discuss the ways they are using VR in their assessment centres and give students insight/tips. 
        Please register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/74iw78XsyJ0qhlTY2

        The Graduate Labour Market & Graduate Training Schemes for Scientists 

        Wednesday 31st October 2018, 12:00pm - 13:00pm, JHBB 207

        Graduate Schemes are a fast track option for many careers including scientific research, food, consulting, teaching and the NHS Scientific Training Programme (STP). We will look at some of the schemes of interest to scientists as well as the recruitment process and deadlines to be aware of.

        Job Hunting Tips for STEM Students 

        Thursday 1st November 2018, 12:30pm - 13:00pm, Small Hall, Wheatley Campus 

        Especially for STEM students, this session will explain how to find the best jobs in the computing and engineering industries 

        Week 7

        PR, Marketing and Events Fair

        Thursday, 8th November 2018, 11am-2pm, The Forum, JHBB.

        Meet employers from the arts, PR, Marketing and Events industries promoting employment opportunities.

        Get into Teaching

        Thursday, 8th November 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Basement Library Training Room, JHBB.

        Are you considering a career in Teaching? Have you got what it takes? This session will compare the available routes; advise you on how to get essential teaching experience and prepare for the application process.

        The Seven Steps to Starting Out in the Creative Arts industry 

        Monday 5th November 2018, 13:00pm - 15:00pm,  Library Forum Training Room  
         
        In this workshop we will explore how to set up as a fine arts practitioner, a film business or work as a musician or freelance digital media professional. Many creatives register as self-employed often alongside a part-time job as they establish themselves within the visual arts sector, music, entertainment or creative industries. If you are selling artwork, taking on paid commissions, performing or seeking clients in terms of filmmaking projects or offering digital services, then this talk is for you. We will cover how to get yourself set up, develop networks and promote yourself or your business. Importantly you will learn whether you need to register as self-employed or not, as a current student or future graduate.  
        Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/sqXcnkAfLNSEK28B2

        Journalism Workshop - Breaking News 

        Tuesday 6th November 2018, 13:00pm - 15:00pm, Library Forum Training Room

        News Associates will run a practical and fast paced journalism workshop where students are given a live news story and need to write copy, students can send their work to News Associates to gain feedback after the session. Whether you’re just starting out or thinking of a career change, our practical sessions are suitable for those looking to get into news, sport, online or broadcast journalism.  
        Please register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/DZZVx1YVxA7eDwk83

        CANCELLED - Everything you need to know (and some things you don't) about cracking the Media Industry.


        Wednesday 7th November 2018, 12:00pm-13:00pm, Clerici - C2.13
        James Qualye, Creative Director at creative content production agency Warpline will discuss his experiences in the media industry and how to develop your career. 
        Please register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/mrGFviq31lEBbbM42

        How to forge a successful career in factual television 

        Thursday 8th November 2018, 14:00pm - 15:00pm, Basement Library Training Room (BLTR)
        Colette Jones will talk about her previous freelance career in television documentary film making and highlight strategies to help 'get your foot in the door'....  

        Job Hunting Tips for Arts Opportunities

        Friday 9th November 2018, 12:00pm - 12:30pm, Forum Library Training Room 

        Week 8

        Enhancing your LinkedIn Profile (registration required)

        Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Forum Library Training Room, JHBB.

        Job Search Techniques (Including LinkedIn)

        Thursday, 15th November 2018, 12pm-12:30pm, Forum Library Training Room, JHBB.

        Week 9

        Law Fair

        Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 5:30pm-7pm, The Forum, JHBB, Gipsy Lane Campus.

        The Oxford Brookes Law Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers from law firms, chambers and more. The fair provides the opportunity to discover graduate opportunities, internships and work placements and also provides a chance to network to raise your profile. It is highly recommended for all students in the School of Law to attend

        Speak to Careers to ensure that you are well prepared in advance for the event.

        Please sign up here

        Get into PR

        Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 12pm-12:55pm, Basement Library Training Room, JHBB.

        Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies, Director of Coconut PR and Fork in the Road, will be joining us to talk about a career in modern day PR. She'll talk through her journey from being a Brookes publishing student to helping local entrepreneurs spread their story resulting in two public company acquisitions and on to running her own successful PR agency, and being a commentator for the BBC. Kate will focus on the realities of running a press office, of being in-house and agency side. She'll impress how current-day PR is a far cry from press releases and follow-up calls, rather how prominent a place it has in the digital marketing mix. 

        There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

        Find out more about Coconut PR at www.coconutpr.com

          Week 10

          SPLD & Careers workshop

          Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 12pm-1:30pm, JHB302.

          If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) you are invited to attend a practical workshop designed to help students consider ways in which they might confidently discuss their SpLD when applying for a job. The workshop will provide practical advice on developing strategies to share such information with employers. (A Specific Learning Difficulty includes Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD or ADHD). .

          Please email careers@brookes.ac.uk to confirm your interest, by 12 noon on Friday 16th November 2018.

          What to expect - this Workshop will cover:

          an introduction to the Equality Act

          reasonable adjustments that could be made for your SpLD

          strategies for talking confidently and positively about yourself to employers

          deciding when is best for you to share information with an employer

          a guest speaker talking about their own experience of dyslexia in the workplace.

          Week 11

          Week 12

          Life After Brookes Careers Week - for final year students

          Download our Life After Brookes Careers Guide (PDF)

          Life After Brookes week is now over. Please download our Life After Brookes Careers Guide for further information on careers advice after graduation.