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Careers success for Masters – start early

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Even though you’ve just started your Masters it’s never too early to start thinking about your future 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 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, and a programme of online talks.

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 Career events and talks taking place that you won’t want to miss.

October Fairs

  • Graduate Schemes Week: Monday 3 – Friday, 7 October: This programme of careers events is designed to help you find out more about graduate schemes and their recruitment processes.
  • Skills Week: Monday 10 – Friday, 14 October: join this programme of careers events that will help you understand, develop and articulate your skills.
  • The Autumn Careers Fair: Tuesday, 18 & Wednesday, 19 October
  • The STEM Careers Fair : Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Wednesday, 26 October
  • Your Future Essentials: Throughout October

If you’re thinking about staying in academia, take a look at the dedicated pages on the Careers website to find out more about researching and applying for research programmes. If you’re thinking of staying in Manchester take a look at our Postgraduate virtual open week resources,

To find out more about other support for master’s students visit the Postgraduate pages on the Careers website, as well as the events page for details of all upcoming events throughout the year.

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