Even if you can’t get a one-to-one careers appointment, there are several alternatives available over the next couple of weeks if you want to talk to someone about postgrad careers – both virtual and face-to-face.
- The Postgrad Study Fair at Manchester Central (G-Mex) on Wednesday 21st November is the first opportunity. Whilst it’s meant for those intending to study at postgrad level, we also have a room full of careers advisers who are able to give on the spot advice on, well … we’ll have a go at just about anything. One limitation is that we won’t have internet access at the fair, so we might not be able to tell you which website has the detailed info you need (I’ve got about 3000 websites bookmarked and my organic memory retrieval system isn’t quite up to remembering them all) but we can discuss possible options with you, and how you might be able to find out more once you leave the fair. The big advantage for some is that we’ll help all comers, even if you’re not currently a University of Manchester student or graduate.
- Web Chat on “What Can You Do With A Postgraduate Degree” on Thursday 22nd November – my first experience of real-time chat, I’ll be live from 3.30-4.30 pm (and no doubt half-dead afterwards). Any University of Manchester student or graduate can register to take part, and the transcript will be available for all to view after the live session. These webchats have been a new venture for us this year, and seem to have been well received – look out for more.
- “Ask the Experts” webchat for PhDs from UK GRAD – a series of live webchats take place on 29th November, with a range of employers from academia, the public sector, the not-for-profit sector, as well as the private sector and careers experts (say hello to Alison, Salford University’s postgrad specialist while you’re there – she knows her postgrad stuff!). Have a look at the timetable to take part in the chat of your choice on the day or view the transcripts after the event.