Your degree, what next? Events for HASS PGRs

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A seminar series for GPS and HASS PGT and PGR Students

Organised and Sponsored by the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Students completing Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in the near future will enter a very tight job market in an economy on the cusp of major structural reforms. Good qualifications from Newcastle University will confer some advantages on students seeking employment in this stressful environment. Learning from people committed to and knowledgeable about the North East of England will provide students with new and important insights about the best ways to approach potential employers. This regular, informal seminar series provides students with the chance to listen to the experiences of seven senior executives from different walks of life about how they approached their post-degree employment prospects and what they believe to be the opportunities, prospects and problems of employment in the North East of England and beyond. Each of the speakers will present his or her views about how students can best prepare themselves for employment and will share their own experiences, good and bad, as they advanced their careers from newly employed graduates to senior executives in their fields.

Speakers will address students for approximately 30 minutes and a similar amount of time will be made available for questions. The advice and comments offered will be personal, practical and insightful. All talks will be held in the Clore Suite of the Great North Museum at 4pm on Thursdays and all HASS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Clore Suite comfortably seats about 70 people but attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.

TIME AND VENUE: Thursdays at 4pm The Clore Suite at the Great North Museum

Thursday 8th December 2011: David Laws (CEO Newcastle Airport)

Thursday 16th February 2012: Edmund King (CEO Automobile Association)

Thursday 15th March 2012: Erica Whyman (Chief Executive Northern Stage)

Thursday 19th April 2011: Jamie Martin (Managing Partner, Ward Hadaway)

Thursday 17th May 2011: Mo O’Toole (Visiting Professor Creativity and Innovation, NU Business School and formerly MEP for NE England)


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