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Finding work globally 2016

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Careers adviser presentation, February 2016

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Finding work globally 2016

  1. 1. Finding work globally Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre
  2. 2. Finding work globally •Developing a global mind-set •Finding opportunities •Language and visa requirements •International experience opportunities
  3. 3. Having a Global mind-set.. “Global mindset” is the latest buzz phrase which major employers are talking about – an understanding of how organisations need to operate in a global environment. In a recent survey of large graduate employers (AGR), around half the employers said they were interested in this
  4. 4. Finding work globally Start here! • What is your career goal? • Are you achieving good grades? • Do you have an (international) network? • Have you researched language and visa requirements in the country where you would like to work? • Do you have international experience?
  5. 5. Study abroad • A year or term abroad gives you the opportunity to study at an international university or work in another country. You'll experience another culture, improve your language abilities and gain career skills. • We have one of the best study abroad programmes in the UK with over 140 universities worldwide for you to choose from. This includes high- ranking universities in the United States and an extensive range of study opportunities in Europe, Latin America and Asia. • A year or term abroad prepares you for a variety of jobs with former Sussex study abroad students going into careers in translation, humanitarian work and teaching.
  6. 6. International placements • The University welcomes students working internationally for their placement year. • Students who wish to work outside the UK need to be proactive in their job search, and seek advice from CEC at the earliest opportunity. • It is the student and employer’s responsibility to ensure that student is in possession of the correct working visa to cover their placement. • Students will also need to ensure that they have travel insurance that covers them for the duration of their trip
  7. 7. Work experience and internship organisations • BUNAC - Work abroad and internship programmes for anyone aged 18- 35. Includes Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and more • CCUSA - Summer camps, work experience and internships in the USA, plus options in Canada, Russia, Africa, Latin America and Asia • IST Plus - Summer programmes and professional internships in the USA, plus working holidays in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore and teaching in China or Thailand • Global Choices - Internship, teaching abroad, working holiday, volunteering and au pair opportunities. Countries covered include USA, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, China, Australia and Argentina
  8. 8. Finding vacancies Vacancy web sites - Prospects - TARGETjobs - Going Global http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/international Global graduate schemes Your personal networks - family, friends, others  Relevant employment agencies www.globalcareercompany.com www.asian-jobs.com/ www.careersinternational.com
  9. 9. Grad link
  10. 10. Finding work globally A degree from a UK HEI provides.. Independent enquiry in learning leading to critical analysis and reasoning skills, independent thinking Team work, life skills, open mindedness and positivity Confidence in discussing issues with senior colleagues Broad horizons – adaptable + culturally aware International contacts – students, staff, alumni
  11. 11. Finding work globally The international reputation of Sussex University rankings • 19th in the UK overall The Guardian University league tables 2016 • 19th in the UK overall • 8th in the UK for investment in services and facilities The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 • 24th in the UK overall • 65th in Europe • 140th in the world • 24th in the UK for research The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
  12. 12. Join us for two weeks of events, with over 40 alumni speakers and employers, to gain an insight into different careers, expand your ideas, develop your skills – and make contacts. All students welcome! SEE THE WEBSITE FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS AND TO BOOK ONLINE: WWW.SUSSEX.AC.UK/CAREERS/MAKEITHAPPEN
  13. 13. questions? • Briefings – Career choices, finding PT work, CVs and Applications • Careers Advisers are available daily 11-5pm • Events and employer engagement – listed on news & events page • Follow us on Twitter & Facebook • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers
  14. 14. Finding work globally International graduate schemes • Heineken • Standard chartered bank • Volvo • Damco • Siemens • ING ban • Nestle • Unilever • HSBC • Tesco • Deloitte • KPMG • IBM • JCB

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