Career Future

Careers success for Masters – start early

Even though you’ve just started your Masters it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Given what’s happened over the last six months, it’s important now more than ever to start thinking about your Career and planning ahead. 

Whether you’re still thinking about potential career pathways or you’re actively looking for vacancies, now is the perfect time to get insight into different sectors and industries out there, and what’s available to postgraduate students.

Have a look at the new Postgraduate section on the Careers Service website. Created specifically for postgraduate taught students the website has interactive online careers planning resources you can work through. The resources cover ‘what happens when’ in the employer recruitment cycle, what the job market looks like in 2020/21, and making the most of your year. 

Another reason to start early is that many recruiters advertise jobs a year in advance, so applications are open early for jobs that won’t be starting until you’ve finished your degree. And for many employers they often only attend events once a year and this tends to be in the autumn. So it’s best to start early when it comes to preparing for your future.

During your first semester there are several virtual Career events and talks taking place that you won’t want to miss.

Future Fortnight – Monday 19 October – Friday, 30 October
Save the date for two weeks of careers events, talks and support featuring, employer webinars, online resources, skills sessions and our virtual Careers Fairs;

The Virtual Finance, Business and Management Fair– Monday, 19 October 2020, 11am – 5pm.
The Virtual STEM Careers Fair –  – Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11am – 5pm.
The Virtual Law Fair – Thursday, 22 October, 11am – 5pm
The Virtual Postgraduate Study Fair –  Tuesday, 17 November, 11am – 5pm.

The fairs are packed out with a range of exhibitors and organisations on hand to give you any of the information you need to take the next step in thinking about your career.

Postgraduate virtual open week, The University of Manchester– Monday, 2 – Friday, 6 November 2020.
If you’re thinking about staying in academia, and are interested in staying at Manchester head along to our Postgraduate virtual open week to find out more about our research programmes, the application process, and the researcher University experience.

To find out more about other support for master’s students visit the Postgraduate pages on the Careers website.

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