Women in Tech Training Day – Google

‘Women in Tech Training Day’ has been designed to offer female students in technology the chance to network and share stories, improve key skills as well as learn about Google opportunities. This event will be a great opportunity for students who are looking for advice on how to prepare a CV as well as tips on what to expect from a technical interview. The day will also bring the chance to hear from Google engineers about their experience. We aim to bring together students with similar interests and help excite and prepare you for the opportunities awaiting in the tech world.

For more information on the day as well as details on how to apply take a look at the website.

Due to space there are limitations on the number of students we can invite to attend so we encourage students to register early before the 30th May deadline

Train to Teach Roadshows 2014

Get into teaching

More top graduates are training to teach than ever before – three quarters now have a 2:1 or higher. With excellent career progression opportunities and competitive financial benefits, they’re doing so with good reason. Come to a Train to Teach Roadshow to find out how you can train for this rewarding, challenging career.

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to:

  • Attend a presentation with guidance on the routes into teaching, including School Direct, plus invaluable information on applying for teacher training
  • Speak to teaching experts and receive one-to-one advice on your training options
  • Meet initial teacher training (ITT) providers in your region to find out about their courses and entry requirements
  • Meet representatives from schools participating in the School Direct Training Programme to find out more about the programme in their schools
  • Talk to current teachers about what it’s like to be a teacher

The events are completely free and are taking place in Belfast, Dublin, Shrewsbury, Nottingham, Manchester, Northampton, London, Sheffield, Preston, Brighton, Leeds, Oxford, Plymouth, Liverpool, Canterbury, Middlesbrough, Gloucester, Cambridge, Norwich, and again in London throughout April, May and June 2014.

Unfortunately, the Southampton and Bath events have been cancelled.

These events are designed for anyone interested in teaching, particularly those who want to teach maths, physics, chemistry, modern foreign languages, computer science, design and technology or primary.

Visit our get into teaching YouTube channel to find helpful videos about life as a teacher.

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Direct your Future Programme

direct_your_futureFor 2014 Loughborough University finalists who have yet to consider their career plans or secure a job, to engage with the Careers and Employability Centre for up to six months after graduating. Finalists will develop skills and knowledge to enhance their employability skills and move confidently through the recruitment process for a job or further study.

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PGCE Routes into Teaching Events 8 and 10 May

Thinking of becoming a teacher but not sure which PGCE route to follow? University of Leicester’s School of Education still has training places available for September 2014 – find out more at our Routes into Teaching events on 8 and 10 May.

There’s still time to get your PGCE application in for September 2014 – and still training places available in schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and the surrounding counties.

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Direct Your Career – Workshops

Summer 2014

Book via Careers Online

Wed 30 April Practising Online Aptitude Tests 2.00pm – 3.00pm N004 Haslegrave
Wed 30 April Preparing for a Global Career – Introduction to culture, language and body language 2.00pm – 4.00pm BRI.2.08
Wed 30 April Finding a Placement (talk) 4.30pm – 5.30pm SMB.0.08
Thurs 1 May Loughborough Employability Award Induction 1.30pm – 2.20pm BRI.2.12
Tues 6 May Effective Career Networking 1.00pm – 3.00pm K124 HMB
Tues 6 May Excelling at Interviews 5.00pm – 6.30pm K124 HMB
Wed 7 May Preparing for a Global Career – The Culture of business 2.00pm – 4.00pm K109 HMB
Tues 13 May Non-EEA Students: Job Hunting in the UK and Abroad (talk) 6.00pm – 7.30pm J104 EHB
Wed 14 May Loughborough Employability Award Induction 2.00pm – 2.50pm BRI.2.12
Wed 21 May Preparing for a Global Career – Developing inter-cultural competence 2.00pm – 4.00pm BRI.2.08

Fashion careers

Please find an interview below with Simon Chilvers, Men’s Style Director at Matchesfashion.com. Simon talks about the possibilities of getting into fashion and gives advice as to what people in the industry are looking for.

MATCHESFASHION.COM is a designer boutique with a strong international online presence which offers internship opportunities all year round

matchesstaff_0571 (2)Why did you decide to work in the fashion industry?

I’d always loved music and clothes while growing up but it was while studying History of Modern Art, Design and Film at university that the penny finally dropped that I might be able to work for one of the many magazines I loved. So, I moved to London, did a Masters at London College of Fashion and started doing work experience at places, such as The Guardian and Vogue. I then developed my CV and built up both freelance writing and styling work before taking a full time role as Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian where I worked for four years – here I had the opportunity to report from fashion week, style shoots and write features. Working in fashion allows you to be creative in many different ways – this was always the pull of working in the industry for me.

What does a typical day for you look like at Matchesfashion.com?

What I love about my job is that there is no typical day. One day I might be shooting an editorial shoot in a studio in London or on location in Paris. The next I’ll be interviewing a designer or writing a trend feature. I go to the fashion shows to get inspiration for shoots for both our digital and print magazine, which is always exciting. I also work closely with the studio who style all the clothes for the online store. Then there are work events to plan, sales meetings to attend, working with the buyers and PR team on launches. It really is a brilliant mixed bag.

How can applicants make sure they stand out from the crowd? 

I think the best way to stand out from the crowd is just to be yourself. Look prepared – as in, if you’ve got an interview or a work placement, you need to turn up and demonstrate straight off that you’ve done some research and know the organisation/ magazine you’re there to work for/interview for.

What key skills do you need to get into fashion?

Initially you need to be patient and prepared to graft hard – getting your foot in the door is the biggest trick so you need to impress people with a brilliant attitude. You obviously need to have a good visual understanding and a creative streak but equally you need to be be good with people – in fashion, it’s often about teamwork, especially on shoots and in office based roles. You also need to be able to juggle lots of different things at the same time – fashion moves fast and you need to be able to keep up with the pace.

Do you have any motivational words for students aspiring to make it in this very competitive industry?

Drive. Stamina. Ideas. To get into the industry, work really hard, do the groundwork, take on every opportunity that is offered, be open-minded and go the extra mile. Have lots of ideas – all the time. Soak up culture – art shows, film, museums, magazines, books. Set yourself mini goals. Get a blog. Experiment. Read.

26 Mentors available NOW for International Masters Students

Are you a Post Graduate International Student currently at Loughborough University? 

Do you want to gain insight into an industry or a career? You could apply for a mentor who could support you over 6 months with your career decisions, industry knowledge and networking. We currently have 26 mentoring opportunities with 15 different mentors available right now – dedicated to help Post Graduate International Students. See some of the opportunities below – click on the hyperlinks below and log in to see the full details. To see more mentors, please log onto Careers Online, click Jobs & Opportunities, select International Students Mentoring under Opportunity Type (on the left hand side of the screen).

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Women In Security Career Fair Webinar

12th of March, 15:00pm – 16:00pm

All students taking a course in Information Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Law are invited to attend this webinar that provides guidance and advice to all students looking for a placement or a graduate’s role in Information Security.

You will have the opportunity to listen to a number of successful female information security professionals which will share their insights and experience and participate to open discussions regarding successful careers paths in Information Security.

Do you need someone to check your CV? A CV clinic will follow.

The event is hosted by the Women in Security Group in collaboration with the University of Derby.

Event URL: www.youtube.com/user/WomenInSecurity
No registration neccessary

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