Insight into Careers in the Environmental Sector
3rd March 2010, 1pm-4.40pm
If you are considering working in the environmental sector after you graduate, then this event is for you. It is open to all students at the university (so you don’t have to be an environmental scientist to get something out of it!). It is a great chance to find out what you need to do to get into this important and competitive sector. The earlier you start making plans, the better your chances of achieving your goals.
Invited are a range of professionals working in environmental jobs and if you come along you will get the opportunity to discuss with them about what they do. How did they get their first job? Why is it that entry level jobs don’t seem to be widely advertised – how DO you find them? What sort of work experience do you need and how do you get it? How important is postgraduate study? What can you be doing now at university to improve your chances of getting a job when you graduate? If you are truly serious about environmental work, you need to actively prove it by getting some relevant work experience, perhaps doing some volunteering… and this takes time to build up. The last thing you want to do is leave it until your final year when you are snowed under with exams!
Important: This isn’t a recruitment event but is designed to give you the opportunity to gain an understanding of careers in this sector and a chance to network with those working at the “coal-face”.