Politics With Economics Finalists Talk Sept 09

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  • Assett management, fund or investment management Investment Consultancy such as Watson Wyatt,  Mercer, Hewitt, Aon, BFinance etc  or Hedge Funds / Management Consultancy then as a last resort  a Big Four accountancy firm such as KPMG and PWC.  Asset management firms ; Baillie Gifford, Barclays Global, BlackRock, Fidelity, Henderson Global, JP Mprgan Assett man, M and G, Morley Fund Management, Schroders Fund manager? Try the big Insurance firms Public Sector: bank of England still had vacancies for Sept start in August
  • Politics With Economics Finalists Talk Sept 09

    1. 1. PwE/PwIR Your final year… Sue Briault Careers Advisory Service
    2. 2. Your Careers Advisory Service <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Impartial </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
    3. 3. 4 things you probably need to know in your final year <ul><li>What choices you’ve got for next year </li></ul><ul><li>How to decide what you want </li></ul><ul><li>How to successfully get what you want </li></ul><ul><li>What info and help you can use </li></ul>Research is the key
    4. 4. Your Options <ul><li>Further study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it a positive choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan it out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>perhaps if you go it alone! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get a job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All other options lead here too </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Skills developed in your degree <ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to communicate effectively both in speech and in writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to examine issues from a range of viewpoints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to construct well-researched arguments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to present information in a balanced and unbiased manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to investigate and analyse solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to present to groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teamwork through group work, group projects, group presentations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Self management skills through working independently, demonstrating initiative and time management </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills such as ability to use communication and information technology for the retrieval and presentation of information, including, where appropriate, statistical or numerical information </li></ul><ul><li>www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/statements/Politics.asp </li></ul><ul><li>www.prospects.ac.uk /links/options </li></ul>
    6. 7. Be skills aware <ul><li>www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/resources/pdp/ </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Others </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Career Management </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Achieved, Administered, Advised, Allocated, Analysed, Appraised, Arranged, Assessed, Assisted, </li></ul><ul><li>Broadened, Budgeted </li></ul><ul><li>Checked, Coached, Communicated, Completed, Conducted, Consolidated, Co-ordinated, Created </li></ul><ul><li>Delegated, Delivered, Demonstrated, Designed, Developed, Devised, Directed, </li></ul><ul><li>Ensured, Established, Evaluated, Expanded, </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>Identified, Implemented, Increased, Influenced, Initiated, Innovated, Introduced, Investigated, Improved, Interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Launched, Led, Liaised </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained, Managed, Marketed, Minimised, Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Organised, Operated </li></ul><ul><li>Participated, Performed, Persuaded, Planned, Prepared, Presented, Processed, Produced, </li></ul><ul><li>Programmed, Promoted, Prompted, Proposed, Proved, Provided </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended, Recruited, Reduced, Reorganised, Represented, Researched, Resolved, </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed, Revised </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified, Strengthened, Supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Taught, Tested, Trained </li></ul>
    8. 9. Occupations using politics <ul><li>Jobs directly related to degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researcher for MP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Party Research Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Affairs Consultant (Lobbyist) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Research Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jobs where a Politics degree could be useful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Houses of Parliament Clerk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Service Administrator, Fast Stream or Mainstream entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Commission Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Government Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charity Fundraiser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charities/Voluntary Organisations Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PR Account Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solicitor </li></ul></ul>www.bath.ac.uk/careers/development/occupational
    9. 10. 2008 Graduates <ul><li>Total graduating students 55 </li></ul><ul><li>Total employment 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Total further study 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Total seeking employment 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Total unavailable / travelling 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Total other 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Total unknown 9 </li></ul>
    10. 11. What 2008 graduates in Politics with Economics, Politics with Modern Languages did <ul><li>Accountant: Deloitte </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator / Office Assistant: A.P. Moller – Maersk, Highways Agency, Thornton Conservative Association </li></ul><ul><li>Auditor: PWC </li></ul><ul><li>Air Force: HM Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Asset Management: International Co-Production </li></ul><ul><li>Collator: Law Society of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Commodities Trader: Louis Dreyfus Commodities </li></ul><ul><li>Finance Advisor: Goldman Sachs </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Officer: King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Manager: City Asset Management, EUK Consulting, Policy Exchange, Whitehouse Research / Whitehouse Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Management Consultant: Grant Thornton </li></ul><ul><li>Project Assistant / Manager: Kantalle, Police - Greater Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher: De Havillands </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Customer Services Officer: HSBC </li></ul><ul><li>Software Developer: CleVR </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher: Eastbourne College, Teach First </li></ul><ul><li>TEFL: Golders Green College </li></ul>
    11. 12. Sources of vacancy info <ul><li>Known quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TargetedGRAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospects web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specialist sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unknown quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recruitment agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internet only agencies </li></ul></ul>Workshops this term: Graduate Jobs- how to get one UK Recruitment for International Students Job Hunting - beyond the Graduate Schemes
    12. 13. Know your dates <ul><li>Most investment banks (GS 18/10 others early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Some big advertising agencies (Oct/Nov ) </li></ul><ul><li>Proctor and Gamble Career Academy was 24/10/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Some Management Consultancies (early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Service Fast Stream (30/11) </li></ul><ul><li>JET (28/11 tbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Primary PGCE (1/12) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach First (5/12 first round) </li></ul><ul><li>Not a guarantee of actual dates. Check this information yourself! </li></ul>
    13. 14. Don’t Miss It <ul><li>http://www.bath.ac.uk/careers/springboard/fairs </li></ul><ul><li>116 exhibitors attending </li></ul>Careers Fair Thursday 22nd October University Sports Training Village 11am - 4pm
    14. 15. Help with presenting yourself brilliantly from careers@bath <ul><li>polishing your transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>writing wizard application forms/CVs </li></ul><ul><li>practising tests </li></ul><ul><li>succeeding at interview </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with assessment centres </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Development Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Succeed in the selection process </li></ul>
    15. 16. When to apply? <ul><li>NOW- Advantages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ease pressure later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will it be any better next year? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LATER: Advantages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more time for your degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more time to think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>constructive time out can improve your CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help still available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Future job market? </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Further study <ul><li>Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bath.ac.uk/careers/postgradstudy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.prospects.ac.uk – About postgrad study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>research & course info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open days? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>funding info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not the same as undergrad study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Study Things to think about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday 5 Nov 13.15 - 14.05 </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Politics with Economics Modern Language and Politics Further Study 2008 <ul><li>MSc/MA: International Business (overseas), Sustainability (Leeds), Conflict & Development Studies (SOAS London), International Relations (LSE), Management (overseas) </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Diploma in Law: Unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Other: Newspaper Journalism (City), Mandarin (overseas), Musical Theatre </li></ul>
    18. 19. Some thoughts about Careers <ul><li>A career is a journey not a destination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect high mobility in the immediate 3 to 4 years after graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will need to make many turns and overcome many obstacles to create the path you desire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 'perfect' career does not exist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When you come to a roadblock take a detour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If what you start with is not what you want, you will still develop useful skills, useful in other areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make some sort of decision, however imperfect </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Watch out for emails from [email_address] or J.F.Allan </li></ul><ul><li>See you at CAS (entrance just before Norwood Entrance to SU Shop ) </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>with your job hunting </li></ul>

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