Michaelmas 2021 – Careers Service programme

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We’re excited to share our Michaelmas Term 2021 programme! We’re starting the new academic year with a host of virtual fairs, panels, and skills sessions. Read on for some of the highlights for this term and the benefits of these events.

You can make the most of the Careers Service this term by:

  1. Completing your Handshake Profile and Career Interests with as much detail as you can. This will enable our careers advisers to send you tailored updates and event notifications.
  2. Exploring the Career Centre to access our resources and appointments.
  3. Below is a flavour of what we’ve got coming up. Find our full range of fairs, sessions and panels via the Events section. Check in regularly as new events are added all the time!

Once you’ve registered to a fair, you can sign up to 1:to:1s directly with employers and group sessions for developing insights into different company cultures, working practices and career paths.

Don’t miss our careers fairs this term – they only take place once each academic year and are the only official University events of their kind. They are all being run virtually, and you can discover more and register via Handshake.

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Consultancy Fair | Tuesday 5 October, 12-5pm

This virtual fair is an excellent opportunity to meet 40+ organisations offering graduate-level roles and/or internships. The fair covers a wide range of consulting specialisms, including the public sector, IT, technology, and strategy.

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Banking & Finance Fair | Thursday 7 October, 12-5pm

A chance to meet 25+ employers from the banking and financial markets sectors. You’ll find a range of employers from some of the largest global investment banks to niche trading firms.

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Law Fair | Tuesday 12 October, 12-4pm

Our Law Fair comprises of solicitors and barristers, plus course providers and relevant pro bono organisations, spanning 40+ firms including boutique and Magic Circle, leading chambers and organisations such as SEO London, who help students from underrepresented groups secure training contracts with large firms.

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Economics Fair | Thursday 14 October, 1-3pm

At our Economics Fair you can meet organisations offering economics related graduate-level roles and/or internships, including consulting and research firms in both the private and public sector.

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Quant Finance Fair | Tuesday 19 October, 1-3pm

A specialised fair dedicated to quantitative finance. You can attend the Careers for Mathematicians Fair straight after for more job ideas involving maths. Representatives attending the event will be able to answer questions about working with mathematical models in finance.

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Careers for Mathematicians Fair | Tuesday 19 October, 3-5pm

A new fair this year dedicated to careers for Mathematics students. From actuary to forecasting for the sports industry, you can meet a range of employers. It starts right after the Quant Finance fair which you can attend for more career ideas.

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Graduate Schemes & Internships Fair | Thursday 21 October, 12-4pm

Learn more about graduate schemes and internships from a broad range of employers across sectors, including employers you won’t find at other fairs this term from TikTok to TeachFirst.

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Engineering, Science & Technology Fair | Thursday 28 October, 12-5pm

This virtual fair is your chance to connect with 60+ employers from a range of engineering, science and technology firms, who have graduate-level roles and/or internships available. There’ll also be some non-technical roles on offer.

Why attend a virtual fair?

Virtual fairs grant you an opportunity to learn about and connect with employers from wherever is convenient to you. They offer a flexible and safe approach to career planning and networking, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your studies or personal time. It’s also more convenient for employers, meaning we can host a greater variety of fairs and sectors throughout the academic year.

Future Fairs & Events: Arts and Heritage, Public Sector, and more!

We’ll be bringing you even more events later this term, including the Arts and Heritage panel, briefings on public policy, charities, and the Civil Service fast stream, and sessions focused on increasing your careers skillset, like CV briefings. Many of these smaller events are recorded, so keep an eye out on our YouTube channel in case you miss any.

Next term we’ll have even more fairs and events covering an even wider range of sectors, such as creative careers and not-for-profits. Our social media channels, such as our Facebook and Twitter, are frequently updated with opportunities and events too. You can also check out our online resources on various careers and book in for a consultation at any time.

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We hope you find this useful, do let us know if you have any queries by emailing enquiries@careers.cam.ac.uk

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