September 24, 2018, by NUBS Postgraduate Careers
NUBS MSc students – Tips to get ahead with your career
By Teresa Corcoran, Postgraduate Careers Consultant.
Attend and engage with your timetabled Accelerated Career Leader Programme
This programme, which compliments your MSc course, is unique to postgraduate students in the Business School and means you gain access to support from your Postgraduate Careers Consultant on a weekly basis.
We have something for every step of your career journey. If you’re not sure where to start with your career planning or networking or you need a hand getting prepped for an interview or psychometric test we have a session dedicated to you.
Check out our Moodle page to find out more.
Speak to employers at our careers fairs
Did you know that one of our largest careers fairs happens on Jubilee Campus? The Management, Consulting and Finance Fair is on Wednesday 17 October and is open to all students.
There are thousands of opportunities available. Take a look at our fair page to find out more, including which employers are coming
Come along to one of our specialist events
During the year we invite specialist speakers to run workshops with our Postgraduate NUBS students. These are advertised (when available) on our Moodle pages. There are two events coming shortly for you to book on to:
Don Leslie – Consulting Webinar: 23rd October 18:00
Sue Tonks – Networking: 11th October (Various times)
Read and use the Postgraduate Careers Handbook
We’ve put together a Postgraduate Careers Handbook for you to access which outlines all of the resources and support available to you. This includes resources like:
Passport Career – Global Labour Market advice and support (including webinars)
CV and Covering Letter guide – Advice on lay out and content
Pay Negotiation – Online support package from experts on negotiating your pay in the work place
Company Research tools – We have a range of quick and easy databases that help you to become knowledgeable very quickly about organisations these include: Marketline, IBIS World and a host of others.
The Video Vault – Access to live worked through Case Studies to help you prepare for the real thing which could form part of an assessment centre.
Graduates First – A really useful tool to prepare you for any upcoming psychometric tests you may face during the year ahead.
Job Search websites
This is just a flavour of the resources available see the handbook for more details
Get involved in a range of activities on campus
If you are wondering how you can get involved and develop some personal and professional skills, attend the Jubilee Opportunities Fair on Thursday 4 October. You’ll find out lots of ways to make the most of your time at university. This can include joining a society with the Student Union, volunteering to improve your English language or other skills, getting part-time work through Unitemps, undertaking a Nottingham Internship, getting involved with the Ingenuity Lab to further develop your entrepreneurial skills or applying for aPostgraduate Placement role.
. All of the above can help to develop your skill set. You should carefully consider which options are right for you.
We have a dedicated Postgraduate Careers Team available just for our Postgraduate Business School students. We are based on Jubilee Campus in room A72 Business School North. Contact us on BusinessPCS@Nottingham.ac.uk.
PLEASE NOTE THIS BLOG IS INTENDED FOR MSc STUDENTS IN THE BUSINESS SCHOOL AND THEREFORE SOME OF THE LINKS WILL ONLY WORK FOR THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS. For support from Careers and Employability at the University of Nottingham go to this link: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers/students/careers-advice/careersappointments.aspx