Welcome to the Second Edition of the Spring 2021 Finalist Newsletter!
Whatever your situation, we’re here to help. In a careers appointment you can talk through any plans you might (or might not!) have. Don’t forget the support from us goes on after graduation for three years and we are open throughout the summer vacation.
Careers Appointments To book for quick careers queries or to check a careers document (CV/statement/cover letter) visit our website here
For careers consultations (30 minute appointments to discuss your plans) please call 01509 222039.
Talent Match – paid internship opportunities exclusive to Loughborough students!
What can the scheme offer you?
• Access to exclusive PAID Internship Opportunities with SMEs (including Start-Ups)
• 1-1 Application Support, including CV reviews & Interview preparation
• Supportive workshops
• Networking opportunities
• Tailored resources via a scheduled programme of online support (via email)
Type of opportunities available include: Researcher roles, Marketing & Advertising, Editing, Business and Sports Science.
To find out more about the Talent Match Scheme, and to hear from employers and students and graduates who took part last year, join us at our Virtual Talent Match Internships Scheme Information Session on Wednesday 3rd March, 6pm. Book your spot: here
Graduate roles will continue to be advertised, so don’t panic if you haven’t secured a role. Be confident that you are graduating with a degree from a top 10 university and be kind to yourself in your final months at Loughborough when it’s likely course work is stacked up. We will support you when you leave uni. If your applications have been unsuccessful or you just don’t know where to apply, book a careers appointment with us.
The events continue! Upcoming events include:
How to get in the Media Industry, Careers in Medical Innovations, Careers in AI and Robotics, Careers in Sustainability, Spotlight on Teaching and employer talks/skills sessions.
You can view the events and book your place here Pagoda: Free intercultural fluency skills course! This online course aims to increase intercultural fluency, a skill set which will be sought after in the job market. It also explores the cultures of China, Vietnam and Mexico and how to apply theory to real-world work. Gain a certificate upon completion. For further details see here
Personal Best: My Story – Karen Walker
Monday 8 March 2021, 7:00pm
On International Women’s Day 2021, alumna Karen Walker will share her career story in the next Personal Best: My Story presentation.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Intel, Karen has one of the most prestigious and sought-after roles in Silicon Valley and will give Loughborough students and staff an insight into working life in California.
Alumna Karen, who graduated in 1984 with a degree in Chemistry and Management, is named in Forbes’ Top 10 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the world.
Prior to working at Intel, she worked at CISCO and Hewlett Packard.
This prestigious presentation forms part of the Personal Best programme and is the ninth of its series.
Join this exclusive event part of our International Women’s Day to take part in our discussion panel on Monday 8th March at 6pm. Meet 4 of our female alumni who graduated in 2010 and have navigated their way through the glass ceiling into successful leadership roles. Hear them share their personal journeys to become leaders, including their successes and how they overcame their challenges. You will also be able to ask questions at this session.
On Demand Presentations
We keep adding to our range of on demand presentations. Don’t miss out getting valuable insights into a range of topics including Networking, CVs, exploring further study and finding opportunities. All available on theCA007 Learn module.
Thinking about postgraduate study? Does it seem too soon to leave university? Do you love your subject so much that you would like to learn more and become a specialist? Or, would you like to go in a different direction and develop your knowledge in another field? Want to find out more? Go to thePostgraduate studypage on our website. We also have a careers talk on exploring further studyhere
Considering a career in Medicine?
The Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) qualification allows you to become a doctor in four years rather than five and is open to any degree discipline. Hear from Matt (an alumnus) & Paulina, both trainee doctors at The University of Nottingham Medical School on 3rd March.
Please book on Careers Online.
Data Science/Artificial Intelligence
There has been a surge in demand for people qualified in these areas. There are bursaries available at Loughborough University and some other unis for Postgraduate taught courses.
You can find details for the MSc Data Science and MSc in Artificial Intelligence Course here. Graduates from STEM and non-STEM degrees can apply. For scholarships/bursaries info click here.
Imperial College: Faculty of Medicine Master’s Scholarship programmes 2021/22 (for students studying undergraduate courses in Life Sciences and Bioengineering).
Fee-funded places are available to study one of Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine Master’s Programmes in the 2021/22 academic year. For further details see the Master’s Programmes (full list here) and scholarship details here
Whether you know which career sector you would like to work in, or are still exploring your options, you will find links to a whole range of websites on our Career areas web page.
If you are struggling finding roles consider following the below steps:
Explore career options by checking out some key websites that you may find useful to find roles related to your degree.
If you want to view a full range of websites applicable to you go to the Options with your degree page on the Careers Network website, select your school, select your course and then click on the ‘Resources to find experience, placements, and graduate jobs’ tab to see job search resources relevant to your course.
Finally, don't forget that you can always speak to a member of the Careers Network Team by booking an appointment via Careers Online.
Looking for something niche? Go to Prospects job profiles and find the closest match for the job role you are looking for. Then scroll down to the ‘Employers’ section to see links to search for related roles.