Tuesday 16 September 2014

Keen to gain experience alongside your degree?  Interested in exploring your future options?  Want to meet graduates doing the kind of work that interests you?  Every week, in this bulletin, we’ll be telling you how to connect with a range of opportunities.


Weekly events

The Careers Service and Alumni Association are running weekly events for students within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. The first of these are listed below.  For full details of all these events , and to reserve a place, go onto Please note these events are in addition to careers events open to ALL students that are also listed on CareersLink


Thursday 25 Sept, 1.15-2.15pm

Simon Building, Lecture Theatre 1 (1.34)

Finding summer work experience and internships

This talk will give you all the information you need about finding work experience and opportunities that are right for you.  You’ll be told what’s on offer and how and when to apply. 


Wednesday 1st October, 1.15pm-3.00pm

University Place, room 1.218

Find out about Graduate Schemes and How to Apply for Them

Hear from graduates about their experience of applying for and being recruited onto a graduate scheme.

You’ll get tips, insights and find out what life is really like as a graduate trainee.  The following schemes are due to be represented: Teach First, Charity Works, PwC, Civil Service Fast Stream and NGDP (National Graduate Development Programme for local government)

For full details and to secure a place, register via CareersLink

Put ‘SALC’ in the search to call up this event (If you have difficulty signing up for this event, please email


Wednesday 1st October, 5.00pm-6.30pm

University Place, room 1.218

Applying to the Civil Service Fast Stream

The Civil Service is one of the oldest – and most competitive – graduate schemes available.  This event offers an opportunity to speak to someone on the Fast Stream, hear in detail about the application process and what you can do to prepare.  This is an event for all students and alumni.


Media Club – the Careers Service’s Media Club is running again this year and is for anyone who’s interested in the media and related fields, such as PR and Advertising.  Join its Facebook Group  so you don’t miss out on opportunities and events>%20


Wednesday 1st October, 3pm – 5pm

Christie’s Bistro, Oxford Road

Coffee with 20th Century Fox’s Vice President of Marketing, Richard Dewhurst

Christie’s Bistro, Oxford Road

This is a great opportunity to find out about marketing within the film industry from someone at the very top.  If you would like to join in a group conversation with Richard Dewhurst, a graduate of the University of Manchester, please email from the Alumni Office explaining why you would like to be selected to take part.


Thursday 2nd October, 5.15-6.30pm

University Place, Theatre A

Introduction to the Media Club

Interested in the media, PR and advertising?  Come along to our introductory session to learn more about how you can benefit from getting involved with the Media Club.  We’ll also be talking about all the things you can do as a student to improve your chances of working in the media and answering any questions you may have.  You’ll get to meet former students who have successfully started their careers in the Media and you’ll find out how to get involved in the University’s student media.  Feel free to come along!


Tuesday lunchtime drop-in - 12.45-2.15pm

Samuel Alexander

Want an informal one-to-one chat about your future, CVs, part-time jobs…?

A SALC careers consultant will be in the Samuel Alexander Building event Tuesday lunchtime, 12.45-2.15pm.  Pop along for a chat about anything to do with part-time jobs, work experience, gaining experience off your course, career ideas or how to generate some ideas.   In the next few weeks, you’ll find us:


Tues 23 Sept, third floor languages reception

Tues 30 Sept, History common room

Tues 7 Oct, north foyer (as part of an event, My Future Festival)

Each week in this bulletin, we’ll let you know where we’ll be.

Careers Service, University Place, first floor atrium

The Careers Service is based on the first floor of University Place in the atrium. Full details of the services we offer, including guidance and application feedback, are on our website


 Careers Facebook groups for SALC

 Join our Facebook group for your subjects to keep up-to-date with events, opportunities and useful information.


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