March 2, 2018, by Dr. Meghan Gray
Love Physics — Love Your Career
Guest post by Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
This Valentine’s Day, the Careers and Employability Service and the School of Physics joined forces with the Institute of Physics and PhysSoc to present an informal showcase of opportunities for students to help them develop their career whilst at university. We all know that there are a multitude of options available to Physics graduates, but it can be useful to gain advice, experience, contacts and connections during your studies to ensure that you are able to make the most of these opportunities as you come closer to graduation.
Following some brief introductions, students were able to chat over pizza and refreshments to representatives of a range of organisations including:
- The Institute of Physics – who have recently launched their new Career Development Hub, giving members access to a range of detailed and informative career resources and personalised advice
- The Careers and Employability Service – who provide one to one information and advice to all students as well as putting on a range of employer events, careers fairs and skills workshops
- The Nottingham Internship Scheme – who offer paid Easter, Summer and graduate internship opportunities with local companies for Nottingham students to help them gain relevant experience
- Unitemps – who offer paid part time and temporary employment opportunities for Nottingham students to help them earn money and gain valuable employment experience
- Nottingham e-mentoring – who put Nottingham students in touch with alumni working in a range of career sectors for online advice and mentoring
- TeachFirst – who provide graduate and internship opportunities for high-achieving students to experience teaching, gain leadership skills and make a difference to the lives and prospects of young people
- And of course… University of Nottingham School of Physics and Astronomy – who provide a range of development opportunities for their students in addition to their academic studies, including the opportunity to undertake a year in industry or a summer research placement, and access to a range of opportunities through the university’s involvement in the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy partnership.