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General careers advice talks that took place on 10 October 2017
Whichever career path you decide to embark on after university you are likely to be asked to attend an Assessment Centre as a part of the recruitment process.
FDM Group’s Assessment Centre Workshop is free to attend and is your chance to discover what to expect, how to prepare and how to excel on the day!
You will learn:
Why employers run Assessment Centres
What transferrable skills employers are looking for
How to demonstrate these skills and stand out from the crowd
This workshop also gives you the opportunity to gain an insight into a career in IT and business. FDM is Britain's largest listed IT services provider and the UK's leading IT graduate employer. We have launched the IT and business careers of thousands of talented graduates through our award-winning Graduate Programme and accept applications from all degree disciplines. To find out more please visit www.fdmgroup.com.
Katherine Brewster, Graduate Recruitment and University Partnership Consultant at FDM Group
Positioning your experiences and ‘selling’ yourself are not always the easiest skills to master. Join Mr. Matt Reesor, Director of the full time MBA program at Queen’s University in Canada as he takes you through some of the ways in which you can best prepare and ultimately differentiate yourself in an interview situation, be it for graduate school or specifically related to your job search. Topics will include:
- Expressing oneself clearly, concisely and competently
- Tips for audience analysis
- Impactful storytelling
Mr. Matthew Reesor, Director, Queen’s MBA Program
Matt Reesor is the Director of the full-time MBA program at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, located in Kingston, ON Canada. Matt teaches communications and professional skills across a number of the professional graduate programs offered at Smith in addition to his Director role, where he leads the strategic execution of one of Canada’s leading MBA programs.
The presentation will provide a brief overview of ESCP Europe's Programmes followed by valuable insights on CV and Cover Letter writing. What should your CV look like to impress? What do you want people to notice first? What transferable skills do you have that is relevant? Building up your CV. Is a good Cover Letter enough for any application?
What makes ESCP Europe Student Careers Services unique is our diverse and bespoke approach to our students' needs. We provide advice and support tailored to each student's requirements based on their professional aspirations and the industry or sector they are interested in. It is not only the fact that we welcome hundreds of students every year from all around the world, it is also the multicultural spirit of Faculty and Staff that enhance students' experience.
If you would like a taste of how ESCP Europe Careers Office empowers our students and builds up their skills, please join us!
Maria Tsianti, Senior Manager of Careers Services ESCP Europe Business School
Maria Tsianti is currently heading the Careers Services at ESCP Europe Business School. After completing her BA in Marketing and Business Studies at Middlesex University, she was awarded an MPhil in Political Marketing and Youth Voting Behaviour by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
She has a strong human resources, marketing and communications background with over 10 years of international experience in the private & public sector with well-built record in strategic and operational HRM. Her field of expertise incorporates recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, training and development, employee relations, networking, policy and procedures.
She has worked for many years as a free-lance Consultant for politicians and Members of the Parliament and served from various posts in public sector organisations like the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (corresponding TFL), City Councils, etc.
She has published articles on synergies between HRM and Marketing, political segmentation, ethnic and gender minorities participation in elections and politics.
GLG will be doing a presentation to help Graduates in preparation for future interviews and how to make the best impression. Although every company will have different interview processes, we will be sharing information and advice on what recruiters and hiring managers look for when recruiting top talent!
Sarah Scadding, Campus Recruitment Manager
Sarah Scadding joined GLG in 2017 to oversee London Campus Recruiting. Sarah comes to GLG from FactSet where she has spent the past four years helping build their campus program. Prior to that, Sarah worked in Recruitment at National Voices and Shaw Trust.
Exhibitor talks that took place on 10 October 2017
Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 450 conservation and community development projects in over 60 countries across the world. Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects. By encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten path and make their travel meaningful; volunteers can gain qualifications and improve their personal development skills to help boost their CVs.
Will Frost, Head of Development
Will has visited our Cambodia, Madagascar and Costa Rica projects as well as travelled to Belize to help set up our new Belize Marine Conservation & Diving. He will be well placed to answer any questions students may have.
Lautaro Alvarez, Overseas Operations Intern
Lautaro is one of Frontier’s Overseas Operations Interns. It is his job to assist with the recruitment of staff members to work in the UK and projects across the globe as well as assisting the smooth running of Frontier’s projects overseas. The time Lautaro has spent in nature in South America, South East Asia, the UK and Europe has motivated him to work in the environmental sector. Frontier allows him to pursue his commitment to the environment and being an Overseas Operations Intern will prepare him for work in an environmental non-profit organisation.
Cerner’s ambition is to achieve a world without medical error. Our commitment to this ambition runs in our blood and for nearly four decades now we have dedicated ourselves to attracting the talent needed to make it a reality - people who question the status quo and believe like us that there is no limit to what can be achieved together; a diverse, global network of teams that work without borders to build their own dreams. Working at Cerner is hence not just a job, it is a career for people who seek to reimagine and redefine the future of the world for all of us. If you are interested in hearing how we hire and which locations and jobs we have available, come and meet us.
Patricia McKeating, Global Recruitment Manager and the European Recruiting Team
The talk is an overview of the process of getting into Teacher Training
Steven Davidson; Premier Plus Advisor with the Department for Education
35 years direct involvement with schools as Primary Teacher, Physics Teacher, Head of year, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Trainer and Educational Consultant
Overview of Computacenter and information regarding the future talent (undergraduate and graduate) opportunities within the company.
Alex Roberts, Associate
At least half a million children in England don’t have a safe or stable home. These children and their families face some of the worst life chances, but we know that great social work has the power to change this. That’s why Frontline recruits and develops outstanding individuals to be social workers and leaders to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families. Find out more about how you can make a difference with a career in Social Work with Frontline at the London Graduate Fair.
Katherine Hennessy, Recruitment Officer
Interested in expanding your legal career options globally? If you are studying law you may be eligible to sit for a U.S. Bar Exam and become a U.S. attorney. BARBRI enables you to qualify as a US Attorney providing the only International Bar Review programme tailored to the needs of non-US law graduates and lawyers. You can study our innovative Home Study online course or in a classroom based in the UK, Ireland or Dubai.
The International Bar Review Programme has been running for 15 years and is the market leading course for non-US students. BARBRI trains around 30,000 students a year, has been at the top of the Bar Review business for 50 years and has trained over 1.3 million attorneys worldwide. BARBRI can greatly enhance your marketability in a competitive legal market at home and abroad by helping you obtain an international legal career.
This talk will give a summary of the work of the ICRC, what we look for in employees and how you can get into the organisation.
Liz Harris, HR Marketing Officer
Liz Harris promotes the ICRC as an employer, representing the organisation at recruitment events and managing engagement programmes with universities in the UK, Ireland and Western Europe. In particular, she specialises in sourcing interpreters with languages essential for the ICRC's prison visits in conflict zones around the world. A passionate linguist, Liz started her career in the organisation as a Hindi and Urdu interpreter in Jammu and Kashmir, India, where she worked for several years visiting detainees held in connection with the territorial dispute there. She was then trained in Pashto in Afghanistan and continued working on protection activities there before returning to the UK to obtain an MA in War Studies, from King's College, London. She also speaks French and plans to start learning Arabic.
Exploring how business agility in the workplace allows for a greater understanding of why we exist and how this leads to a joined up organisation and a happy workforce.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme which recruits graduates to live and work in Japan for a minimum of one year. Since 1987, the JET Programme has placed over 10,000 British graduates in towns, cities and villages throughout Japan. We have two types of position open to British Graduates: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR). Further details can be found on our website: www.jet-uk.org. Aspiring applicants from all degree disciplines are welcome to come along to our presentation to find out more about our available opportunities, eligibility criteria and application process.
Helena Fearnley, JET Programme Assistant
Head of Producing, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Programmes at the National Film and Television School, Chris Auty will draw on his years of experience as a producer, journalist and financier in the creative industries, to give you top tips on how to break into these highly competitive, yet incredibly rewarding fields.
Chris Auty, Head of Producing, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Programmes at the National Film and Television School
An interactive presentation on the opportunities and rewards of being an Army Officer, and the varied roles available.
Capt Pete Roberts-Morgan
Cerner is a Global IT company who spent time for the past 35 years digitising hospital, while this is necessary, it is not sufficient given the pressures in healthcare. We need to work at a population level, above the specific venues to support new care models and clinically integrated networks. We must take on the responsibilities for managing the total cost and quality of care, centered around the individual person. The Cerner mission is to contribute to the improvement of health of the communities, one person at the time. Organizations need to know, to manage, and to engage their patients to fundamentally change and improve the health of a community.
As we shift from a volume-driven health care system to one driven of value, keeping healthy people healthy and helping those in need receive timely care in the appropriate venue, will be key. To best manage this, health organisations need the capability to identify populations based on a set of criteria and predict the behaviors of that population. Once they’ve identified populations, they need the ability to effectively engage in a personal way. Informatics has a fundamental role to play. Cerner is leading the world in its vision and execution through our investments in developing a new population health management platform, called HealtheIntent®. Layered over any existing information systems in a care network, in near real-time it normalises data into single source of truth population records for a patient, and provides the new tools that are required to manage the health and wellbeing of the population. Care gaps, surveillance alerts or actions to drive evidence-based programmes of care are provided directly back into clinicians’ own information systems.
As the Director of Population Health Deployment Europe, Dr. Flavia Rovis leads the team responsible for consulting and implementation of technologies supporting population health management and clinical transformation for Cerner in Europe.
Flavia joined Cerner in 2006 and during the past 11 years provided management and leadership for deployment teams within Cerner Consulting. Flavia started as an implementation consultant for the SurgiNet team, became its team lead, transitioned into an Integration Architect role in 2009 and in 2011 took on the Integration Architecture Practice Manager role across Europe. Flavia joined Population Health Europe in 2015 as a Sr Practice Manager and has been leading the Population Health Europe Deployment capacity since then.
Prior to joining Cerner, Flavia worked as a Research Scientist in world-leading academic centers such the Hammersmith’s Hospital, Imperial College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College London.
During the time at Cerner, Flavia played a key role in talent recruiting, strong team building, consistent quality implementations, technology-supported workflows optimisation and localisation of Millennium and Population Health solutions in the European market.
Flavia has a degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from the University of Rome, Italy and a holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Immunology from Imperial College London, focused on mechanisms of immunosuppression by CD25+ Regulatory T Cells. Flavia has published a number of scientific articles.