Three reasons not to miss Global Careers Week

Global Careers Week is here!

This is your chance to get involved with a week of events and workshops, specifically designed to support you in developing global skills and experiences to boost your employability!

Here are three reasons why you should make the most out of Global Careers Week:

#1 – Global skills are highly sought-after by employers

The post-Covid working world is changing rapidly, and so are the skills required to succeed in this new environment. Developing global awareness and intercultural competencies are now essential skills to enhance your employability.

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“Companies are operating over so many international boundaries, so the more languages and experience with different cultures you can bring to a company, the more you can help with its global reach.”

Oliver Watson, MD for UK, North America and the Middle East at Michael Page

Beyond fluency in multiple languages, global skills also include your ability to navigate cultural diversity and misunderstandings, as well as possessing global business awareness.

Our blog Why employers love global experience shares eight reasons why spending time abroad can boost your employability.

Attend our workshops on Developing a global mindset and Intercultural skills and employability to learn about the significance of global skills, and how to showcase them as your employability advantages in job applications.


#2 – There is something for everyone

The best thing about Global Careers Week is there is something for everyone!

Are you interested in studying, working or volunteering abroad next summer? Come along to the Global Opportunities Fair to explore your options and find out what funding you could get to help kickstart your international adventure.

For international students looking to gain work experience in the UK, we understand that there might be certain barriers and challenges in your way. We have prepared useful workshops to support your understanding of UK workplace culture and skills, as well as strategies for success in landing a graduate job in the UK.


#3 – Get inspired

Whatever stage of career planning you are at, whether you are feeling lost or ready to explore, come along and hear from alumni speakers as they share their personal insights and inspirational global careers. Explore a wide range of careers that have a global impact, and learn about ways you can utilise your time and skills at university to prepare you for a fruitful global career.


Global Careers Week is happening Monday 28 November till Friday 2 December. Search for ‘Global Careers Week’ events on mycareer to see what’s on and register.

Visit the Global Opportunities website to book onto the Global Opportunities Fair

Inspiring insights at the Public Sector Panel

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Hi, I’m Phoebe! And last month I went along to the Career Service’s ‘Public Sector Panel’ which featured four inspiring representatives from the public sector who came to share their experience of working in the industry with students. This is what I learnt …

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Want to get into marketing? Here is what the professionals had to say…

I recently had the opportunity to attend ‘How to get into Marketing, Advertising and PR’, an event organised by the Careers Service for Social Science and Law students. We heard from many exciting people working at pioneering companies (see more below), who shared exciting insights and top tips.

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How to get into Government and Politics

Considering a career in Government and Politics?

In October 2022 the Faculty of Social Science and Law employability team hosted a ‘How to get into Government and Politics’ panel event. Professional speakers, all University of Bristol Social Science and Law alumni, joined to talk about their careers in this area and give advice on how you can get there.

Speakers we heard from:

  • Tabitha Tossel, Senior COVID-19 Inquiry Governance Officer at the Department for Health and Social Care.
  • Kim Slim, Policy Team Leader at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
  • Anwen Jones, Area Lead for Gloucestershire and Dorset in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
  • James Allan, Economics and Strategy at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
  • Vasiliki Sogia, Social Research Officer at the Office for National Statistics.

Check out their profiles on LinkedIn by clicking their names! (more…)

GAIN City Challenge – kicking off a new year of the City Challenge programme!

Following a highly successful first year of City Challenges, Girls Are INvestors (GAIN) took part in hosting the first City Challenge of the new academic year.

GAIN City Challenge group

Students tackled the question of ‘How we can encourage women into finance and bust myths?’ in groups before presenting their ideas to GAIN, allowing the charity to use these ideas in their future work.

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Your ultimate guide to careers fairs

It’s here! The  Employer Showcase, our Autumn careers fair, takes place this week on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, at Bristol Beacon.

Whether you’ve just started university or you’re gearing up for graduation, the Employer Showcase will have something for you.

It’s worth taking advantage of these opportunities whilst they’re readily available to you, even if you have no idea what you’re planning on doing after your studies. Have a snoop and see what appeals to you. If you know exactly what you want to do: great! Come along and network with employers from a whole range of industries.

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Get Hired! After the fair.

We welcomed over 1200 of you to Bristol Beacon for Get Hired! on Wednesday 4 May.

Watching you all network with employers and getting to give you face-to-face careers advice was a real treat; we are so happy to have in-person events back.

Attending Get Hired! is just the beginning though; It’s what you do after the fair that can maximise your chances of growing your network, finding a mentor, or securing a coveted graduate role. The employers at Get Hired! were blown away by the calibre of students attending, so it’s important to capitalise on your dazzling networking skills and keep that momentum going. (more…)

Small companies, BIG opportunities!

Get Hired!, our first in-person careers fair in over two years, is just around the corner!

With so many employers lining up to recruit University of Bristol students, we have some tips to help you give some serious thought to the kind of place you’d like to launch your career or spend your summer. You’re probably already checking out the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attending and our internship schemes. Read on to find out why good things really can come in small packages. 

Different and dynamic 

Small, independent companies are always looking to hire dynamic individuals ready to take on a variety of tasks. (more…)

Get Hired! In-person careers fairs are BACK!

Cressida, year 2 Law (MA), has been working as a Career Peer Support Assistant at the Careers Service since September 2021. She has worked predominantly with the Employer Engagement Team, which build relationships with employers and create networking and job hunting opportunities for you through careers fairs, skills sessions, and much more.  

“It’s been two long years of virtual events, but, kick off your slippers (let’s face it, they’ve seen better days), rummage through the depths of your wardrobe for something other than pyjama bottoms, and step into the light! Our flagship careers event is back; it’s in person, and with over 70 employers from a variety of sectors, it’s all designed for you to Get Hired!” (more…)