Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | Manchester, UK

History Careers Column

Your monthly careers update!

It’s nearly Christmas and the winter break is the perfect time to be thinking a little about careers. With 2016 fast approaching, mapping where you might want to be in years to come is a great idea and there is plenty of help available to help you do just that. The Careers Service are always happy to meet with students who want to make an appointment and you should always feel free to drop in to the Atrium (first floor, University Place) to get more advice. There are so many opportunities around for historians this winter so be sure to check them all out on Careerslink and keep an eye out on the History Society Facebook group but here are a fee great opportunities:

Find out about Internships (WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER, 12.00, ROSCOE 2.3) – Another opportunity to find out more about our internships if you missedĀ this event theĀ first time around. Internships are a great way to get experience, earn some money and get insight into a sector. You may even walk away with a job offer.

Meet the Professionals: Media (THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 5.00, UNI PLACE) – If you want to find out more about a career in the media (including marketing, advertising and public relations as well) from the alumni who are now in this sector, then this is the event for you. UoM alumni will be on hand to share their experiences about finding, applying, securing, and working for companies in this varied sector.

Manchester RAG Challenges – Volunteering and fundraising is a great way to both build your CV and make a contribution to a great cause. This year there is the London to Paris bike ride, Mount Kilimanjaro trek and project to build playgrounds in Uganda. RAG is based in the Student Activities space on the first floor of the SU Building or find them online at www.manchesterrag.com

Maybe none of these career paths appeal to you or maybe all of them do. Do some of your own research and be proactive in your search, there is lots of help available to get you started from careers questionnaires to personality tests. Be sure to take some time out to have a think about where your degree is leading to. There are so many great opportunities to get involved with so keep checking the careers website for regular updates.

Good luck in your Careers search and Happy Christmas!

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