Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 | Manchester, UK

History Careers Column

Welcome to Manchester or welcome back!
I hope you’ve all settled into life in Manchester and courses are all going well. It might only be the start of the year but whether you’re a fresher or a returner there is no better time than right now to get a head start on thinking about careers, internships, work experience and the wealth of opportunities Manchester has to offer. This is the beginning of you landing your dream job after graduation. Here at Manchester we have one of the best Careers Services in the country and it would be silly to not make the most of them. Always feel free to drop in to the Careers Service in University Place or arrange a one-on-one appointment with a consultant to discuss any queries you may have.
There are so many events to help boost your careers prospects. Here are a select few that are particularly relevant to historians:
Work in PR and Social Media (TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 5.15, UNI PLACE 5.206) – Katherine Mountain, a PR and social media consultant, will explain what her job involves, how she got started, and how to successfully apply for jobs in her sector. She is a Manchester graduate and is very excited to share her experience.
Journalism Workshop (THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER, 5.15, UNI PLACE 5.206) – The Media Club are running this event with News Association, a journalism training school, to offer insight to students that are considering working in the media. Join the Media Club on Facebook for more opportunities like this and to get a head start on a career in the media.
TeachFirst Smoothie Bar (FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER, SU) – TeachFirst are a charity and graduate recruiter aiming to get more inspiring teachers into the classroom. They’ll be around with their free smoothie bar answering any questions and letting people register their interest.
Meet the Media Professional (THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER) – Come along to a Careers Service event to meet Manchester graduates working in broadcasting, journalism, publishing and communications. A great opportunity to network with alumni and gain some great tips for getting into a fairly competitive industry.
As well as all these great events there will be regular posts on the History Society Facebook group about careers so join and keep an eye out. Careers fairs are a great place to network, meet employers and maybe pick up some freebies so be sure to attend. There’s also information on Careerslink on everything from law to publishing. Take a few moments to have a search of all your options and talk to people who mightbe able to help.
Good luck with another brilliant year at Manchester!

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