Adviser talking to a student in the Careers Office

August 24, 2020, by Jackie Thompson

Starting a masters? Get off to a flying start

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager

Hello and welcome to Nottingham from the Careers and Employability Service. Whether you are a returning student or new to the University, we want to give you an insight into how we can support you during your postgraduate taught course.

As you can imagine, time flies on a one-year course, so here’s three things you can do to get ahead of the game.

1. Watch our welcome video

In less than two minutes, you’ll find out how we can support you to make informed choices about your future. All our appointments and events this term will be offered online. Visit our website to find out more.

2. Get to know your application timescales

We’ve produced a handy online guide to the application timescales for applying for work experience, graduate jobs and further study options. We don’t want you to miss out, so take a look and get to know what you need to do and when. You may feel that you’ve only just started, but some deadlines can be as early as October and November!

Monthly schedule for PGT Application timelines

3. Add our virtual careers fairs to your calendar

Local, national and international recruiters are always keen to talk to Nottingham students about their job opportunities. Of course, this year it will be slightly different as you will be engaging with them online. Make a note in your calendar of the dates of our virtual careers fairs:

  • Engineering, Science and Technology Careers Fair – Monday 12 October
  • Management, Consulting and Finance Careers Fair – Wednesday 14 October
  • Law Careers Fair – Monday 19 October
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy Careers Fair – November (TBC)

Image of a mobile phone with Careers Fairs button highlighted

Details of all the employers and their career opportunities on offer will be listed on the MyNottingham app from the start of term. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For details of all events including our essential job-hunting workshops, visit our events webpages.

If you want to find out more about how we can help you, your career options, advice on applying for jobs and further study, take a look at our dedicated webpage for postgraduate taught students.

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