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

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