mentoring

Looking for careers outside academia?

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mentoringCareer Mentoring links postgraduate students to mentors working in industry to help with career planning outside academia. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to work directly with someone who can raise awareness about how your skills can be used in other settings.

Meet Maryam, a Computing Science research student

Maryam is in the final year of her PhD and got involved with Career Mentoring to help identify potential job opportunities outside academia. She told us about her experience on the programme:

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Find out more about careers in industry with Career Mentoring

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Career Mentoring offers career support through pairing students with mentors working in industry. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand about career options outside academia.

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Explore careers outside academia with Career Mentoring

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mentoringCareer Mentoring offers Newcastle University postgraduate students career support through pairing you to a mentor working in the region. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to learn about career options outside academia and how your skills can be used in other settings.

What is Career Mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development. A mentor is a trusted adviser and role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations. Mentoring is also a great way to boost your awareness about opportunities available in industry and how your skills and experience could be used. Your mentor can share their personal journey to help you identify your career goal and make steps towards achieving it.

Students already taking part in the programme have spoken about career pathways and strategies with their mentor along with how to establish a work life balance in industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Intel Challenge 2010

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What is the Intel® Challenge? http://www.intelchallenge.eu/

The Intel® Challenge Europe is a regional business plan for university students. In collaboration with prestigious education institutions and entrepreneurship organizations across Europe, Intel is excited to launch the Intel® Challenge Europe this year.

The goal of Intel® Challenge Europe is to contribute to the entrepreneurial movement and help generate interest and development of technological projects with the potential to become major business opportunities. By advancing technology entrepreneurship, Intel® Challenge Europe can support projects that can create value-added production chains and result in job creation.

The winners of this regional competition will be invited to participate in the final round of the competition at the Intel®+Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (IBTEC) in November this year at the University of California at Berkeley.

HASS Researchers Needed!

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Researchers,  improve your transferable skills by helping to lead some or all of 2 days of career and personal development sessions for HASS postgraduate students.

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Your extensive experience in the academic world is invaluable when acting as a role model for those PhD and Masters students considering their options for the future.

Dates and Times

  1. Induction for Facilitators: Nominally 13:30 – 17:00 Monday 22nd February 2010 but if you can’t make this contact me and I’ll meet you individually. c.a.m.kennedy@NOSPAMncl.ac.uk
  2.  Briefing for Participants: 13:00 – 15:00 Tuesday 23rd February 2010
  3. NICER Knowledge: 09:30 – 17:30 Wednesday 17th March 2010 and Thursday 18th March 2010  Postgraduate Training Suite, 7th Floor, Daysh Building

 

Module Outline

World class research demands innovative thinking and creative problem-solving. However, as experienced academics you know that identifying a solution to a problem is only the beginning. Can you help the next generation of researchers become NICER?

For PhD students, ensuring that their idea is meaningful to the world around them and for their solution to have an impact, an enterprising outlook and an understanding of how to effect positive change can be invaluable. The NICER Knowledge Programme, designed to foster Networked, Innovative, Creative and Enterprising Researchers… would you like to….

  • Help students to develop innovative and creative ways of moving their PhD research project or Career forward?
  • Use your insight and passion for developing creative solutions to social, economic and cultural problems to guide these students?
  • Get a new perspective on your own research and teaching by working with multidisciplinary PhD student groups to develop your skills.
  • Make an impact on your own career by gaining valuable work experience away from your project.

The induction afternoon (1) will train you fully in the pedagogy and techniques we will be using in this intensive workshop to really help HASS PhD students to realise their potential both in the academic world and in their careers.  

The initial briefing session (2) will outline the components of the programme to the participants and you will help the students to prepare for the programme itself.

The two-day intensive programme (3) You will facilitate the development of teams of PhD students. You will enhance the value of their knowledge by helping the PhDs build on their existing skills, foster new networks and explore their career aspirations. Working with a multidisciplinary team, you will be tasked with helping them to find their own an answer to a real social, economic or cultural problem. As a facilitator of these intensive sessions you will take HASS PhD students through the key stages of developing a solution, whilst exploring their own personal and professional development.

Please contact me at c.a.m.kennedy@NOSPAMncl.ac.uk for further details

Only 5 places left at ENTERPRISERS

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To get your place on this Cambridge Judge Business School – run course, get your application in by 10.00 am Friday 11th December 2009 .

This Enterprisers course runs from 11th – 15th Jan 2010. If this is something you would like to do you can find out more here or go straight to the application form on the Cambridge Website and chose ESRC funded (11-15 Jan 2010), make sure you write in Newcastle in the University tab and your nearly there.

Carpe Diem

We thought that you might also have friends who would benefit from this amazing course. Maybe you know someone who has a Newcastle University degree but is having trouble finding work, or who has been affected by the economic downturn.

Please remember that eligibility is restricted to Newcastle University Graduates (i.e not current students). To see our full eligibility statement please go to http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/makeitfly/enterprisers.php and scroll down to ‘how do I apply’.

You can find out more at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/makeitfly/enterprisers.php or by emailing me at c.a.m.kennedy@ncl.ac.uk