Career 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:
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.
Meet Joy, one of our mentors Read the rest of this entry »
Career 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 »
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.
A great opportunity to extend your science experience to the community….
Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering? Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities? If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th. Newcastle University, in association with Beacon North East and Newcastle Sciencefest, is planning a University open day as part of National Science and Engineering week 2010. The aim of the open day will be to allow members of the local communities to access areas of the University otherwise closed to them, and allow them to meet members of the University’s research community.
For more information please see the following web page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/beacon/news-events/news/item/your-view-poster-competition
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org