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Professional Development Programme


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Professional Development Programme

  1. 1. Professional Development Programme (PDP) Caroline Baldwin and Suzanne Carrie
  2. 2. Why study for an MSc?
  3. 3. …To improve employability <ul><li>‘What is certain is that the economic crisis is concentrating employers’ minds on the war for the best and most well-informed talent. The message coming through loud and clear for this year’s graduates is research, research and more research — know your potential employer and know your sector.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Graduate Recruiters </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Professional Development Programme aims to enhance employability with: <ul><li>Workshops on the recruitment process </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions on skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of career opportunities in various sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to network with company representatives and alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Signposting to other opportunities available within the University and wider community which can enhance your skills and boost your professional profile </li></ul>
  5. 5. Friday workshops – Semester 1 <ul><li>Weeks 1-5: Recruitment workshops </li></ul><ul><li>9.15-11.15: International Management, Management and ITM 8W 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>12.15-2.15: Marketing and Accounting & Finance 8W 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>8 October: Online applications and aptitude tests (CAS) </li></ul><ul><li>15 October: Assessment Centres (PwC) </li></ul><ul><li>22 October: Interview Skills (P&G) </li></ul><ul><li>29 October: CVs and covering letters (School of Management) </li></ul><ul><li>5 November: Commercial Awareness (Zurich/KPMG) </li></ul><ul><li>Weeks 6-10: Drop ins </li></ul><ul><li>For 1-1 advice and guidance (eg CV, online checking, recruitment advice) </li></ul><ul><li>Email to arrange a time [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dates to be confirmed: Mock interviews </li></ul><ul><li>With company – feedback given on CV, covering letter and interview. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to attend a drop in session to review your CV and covering letter before you can take part in a mock interview </li></ul>
  6. 6. When should you apply for a graduate role? <ul><li>‘ Before settling down to serious study and gaining the best degree possible, now is the time to apply for jobs. Leave it until spring, when you should be focusing on final exams, and you may well have left it too late.’ 2 September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Fair Thursday 21 October 11-4 </li></ul><ul><li>University Sports Training Village (Netball Courts) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wednesday afternoons <ul><li>An opportunity to hear from alumni and other guests about a range of careers </li></ul>All sessions 3.15 – 5pm in 3 West North, 2.1 Interested in a different profession or industry? Contact us ( [email_address] ) to discuss how we can help you find out more from our alumni Working in Marketing 10 November Careers in Investment Banking 3 November Careers in Risk Management 27 October Careers in Consultancy 20 October Working in HR 13 October
  8. 8. Management Alumni Network <ul><li>Mutually supportive and active community </li></ul>10,000 former School of Management students 100 countries worldwide Wide range of industries and professions
  9. 9. Management Alumni Network <ul><li>Benefits…. </li></ul>For Graduates Networking Events International Chapters Special Interest Groups Networking Guest speakers Wednesday afternoon PDP sessions Survey participants for your dissertation ? For Students Alumni Moodle site -
  10. 10. Contact Information <ul><li>Caroline Baldwin, PDP Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (01225) 385120 </li></ul><ul><li>WH 1.13 </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Carrie, Management Alumni & External Relations Officer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (0) 1225 383360 </li></ul><ul><li>8W 3.38 </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle page for the Professional Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle page for Management Alumni Network </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>? </li></ul>