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General careers advice talks at the last fair on 21 June 2017
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.
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
Overcome one of the toughest challenges of job hunting – writing your graduate CV. Since it’s often the first point of contact between yourself and recruiters (and potential employers), we’ll show why it’s crucial to demonstrate that you have the right skills and knowledge for the job.
Plus, you can look forward to detailed insight on how to ace your interviews. This face-to-face stage of the recruitment process requires good preparation, and there are several ways in which to do so.
With the above in mind, our presentation will cover (but won’t be limited to):
Why it’s important to spend quality time writing your CV
What to highlight?
What do employers look for when shortlisting?
Kickstarting preparation for an interview
Selling your relevant skill sets and experience
Tackling a few common interview questions
Khushbu Jamili, Talent Acquisition & Training Manager at Kingsley Hamilton People
Khushbu holds a law degree from Swansea University. She currently holds the position of Talent Acquisition & Training Manager at Kingsley Hamilton People, hiring and overseeing the training of experienced consultants, graduates, and school leavers since April 2016. Until then, she was a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in Accountancy & Finance (Public Practice) and working with a wide-ranging clientele, including but not limited to Big 4 and Top 10 accountancy practices. Prior to joining Kingsley Hamilton People, from 2013 to 2015, she was a Consultant in charge of dealing with vacancies across audit and accounts – covering a variety of levels accounts assistant/bookkeeper, semi-senior, manager, senior manager and director/partner.
Learn how to stand out from the crowd at an an assessment centre! More employers than ever are using assessment centres to recruit for graduate positions, so it’s important you feel confident and prepared before the day. We’ll be covering everything from what to expect and how to prepare, to shining in group tasks and how to make a lasting impression.
Sarah Mackie, Training and Development Manager
Sarah started her career as a Trainee Negotiator / Property Manager in Bristol 17 years ago, where she progressed to Branch Manager. After a while, she was approached to join the training team, and became ARLA qualified. As her career progressed, Sarah moved to London to experience the fast-paced market. In London, she went back into lettings as an Area Lettings Manager, where she opened new offices across South London as well as providing training and development to new starters. In her current role as Training and Development Manager at Kingsley Hamilton Estates, Sarah is responsible for training and nurturing the next generation of property experts.
Exhibitor talks at the last fair on 21 June2017
This Insight into Education seminar will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the various existing teacher training routes currently available to aspiring educators. Highly recommended to anyone who has ever considered embarking upon a career within education, this talk will introduce you to Premier Pathways, an innovative and increasingly popular teacher training programme that continues to revolutionise the model whereby graduates attain their PGCE and QTS.
In meeting with a representative from Premier Pathways, you will learn how this salaried, school-centered PGCE route provides unequivocal support, time and consistency in enabling trainee teachers to develop and flourish within the classroom. Students and graduates from all subject disciplines are welcome to attend and we encourage discussion from the audience.
Joshua Dorr, University Liaison Executive
After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2011, Joshua pursued his passion for education and has been inspired by the sector ever since. Having had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of excellent schools and talented teachers as a consultant for the Premier Pathways teacher training programme, Joshua has witnessed first-hand the successes a well-prepared and thoroughly supported trainee teacher can enjoy. Utilising this experience, Joshua now relishes in engaging with aspiring teachers and outlining the rewards a supportive teacher training programme and career within education can provide.
As a graduate, your journey to becoming a business leader as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant begins with finding an opportunity to train with one of our 3,500 authorised employers who will help you develop your knowledge, skills and experience as you progress through our prestigious ACA qualification.
Delivered by a member of ICAEW’s student recruitment team, this presentation will cover what it takes to become a chartered accountant, why choosing the ACA is the right step to a highly rewarding career and top tips for securing a training agreement and insight into what our employers are looking for.
Ava Remy, Marketing Executive, Student Recruitment at ICAEW
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.
Rik Tuinsta and Lydia Stange, Events and Marketing at Frontier
Unsure about what to expect in your first week, month or year on the job? Worried that you lack the skills that you might need to land and start your first graduate job? At a loss about what steps you can proactively take to give you the best footing to launch your career? Relax. Pearson Ham’s junior and senior consultants offer their advice on how to hit the ground running. We are here to reassure you that you are not expected to have an all-encompassing knowledge of Excel, do not need to be fluent in five different machine languages and should not feel pressured to know all the answers from day one.
What qualities, then, will make you stand apart from your fellow graduates? It is all about your approach: your enthusiasm, your willingness to reflect on your capabilities and your ability to open your mind to continual dynamic learning. This is the secret to unlocking your potential. Pearson Ham’s finest young consultants are ready to share their thoughts on approaching this mind-set with you. With tips spanning from how you can successfully self-reflect to advice on how to overhaul your routine so that you can get the most from each day, this is the practical talk that is not to be missed.
Pearson Ham is a boutique consultancy focusing on pricing- come and visit our stall if interested in us!
Megan Moore, Junior Consultant and Senyo Aidam, Senior Consultant
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.
Priya Krishan, Director of Legal Education and Consultant Tutor at BARBRI
Passionate about cross cultural relations? Want to make a difference? Want to not only visit Japan, but become a part of it?! Come find out what adventures, experiences, rewards and challenges await you as part of living in Japan as part of the JET Programme. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese government scheme, which aims to improve foreign language education in Japanese schools and to promote international exchange at a grass-roots level. Now in its 30th year, the JET Programme has placed over 10,000 UK graduates in positions throughout Japan. There are 2 positions available for UK graduates: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Coordinator for international Relations (CIR). Placements last for a minimum of one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years by mutual consent. All degree disciplines welcome.
As employees of local boards of education, ALTs work in schools throughout Japan, assisting with English language instruction from elementary to senior high level. The role involves preparing classroom materials and teaching English in tandem with a Japanese Teacher of English (JTE). ALTs also play a key role in bringing their own culture into the classroom and may often be asked to participate in or lead extra-curricular activities. Previous teaching experience or knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. CIRs work in local government offices, coordinating international exchange activates at a local level. They play an important role in the development of international relations, working on projects to bring Japanese people into contact with local foreign residents. Typical duties include: welcoming and interpreting for foreign visitors; producing and editing pamphlets in English and Japanese; planning events and providing English language instruction to local government employees. CIR applicants must have a high level of Japanese (at least JLPT level 2/N2 or equivalent at the time of application).
> Speaker: Sarah Hiscock, UK JET Programme Assistant Coordinator
Sarah spent five years working as an Assistant Language Teacher for the JET Programme in a rural town within Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The wealth of experiences gained and memories made over these five years have changes Sarah’s life considerably. Now working as the Assistant Coordinator for the UK JET Programme, she is passionate about sharing her experiences and engaging with some potential future JET Programme participants.
A brief introduction into ICS and what the programme is about, followed by Binita’s personal story about volunteering in Tanzania in 2016 and how it has developed her personally and boosted her skills.
Studied at Royal Holloway University - Politics and International Relations, planning to study MSc at Durham University Defence, Diplomacy and Development. My focus has always been in Development, it is important to want to give back to be society and become a Global Active Citizen.
As Europe’s leading IT Infrastructure provider, Computacenter are unparalleled at recruiting and training graduates for their Business Management and Account Management Programmes. As part of our talk we will present to our programmes and what they involve. Both our associate programmes are 18 months and over the course of this time, Account Management Associates will work in different sectors of the business, building their networks whilst being given the opportunity to spend extensive time with Senior Executives such as the UK Managing Director Kevin James and the Group CEO Mike Norris. The Business Management Associates will spend their 18 month programme working onsite of some of Computacenter’s biggest customers, directly working towards and affecting the delivery and implementation of Computacenter Services. Both programmes provide extensive access to one the of the fastest growing technology companies in the world and offer full support to successful applicants at the most important step of their careers. One of the true unique selling points of our associate programmes is the recognition and respect from the rest of the company. When looking for graduates we do not require a specific discipline degree type and any prior IT knowledge, we are more interested in understanding graduates as people and how they can fit into the Computacenter culture.
Ed Green will give you an introduction to the company and their prospective programmes, covering the application process to where he is today.
Ed Green, Sales Associate
Having graduated Loughborough University in 2014, having achieved a 2:1 in Politics with a minor, Ed volunteered in India for Raleigh International before joining a Global Defence company as a Sales Executive. Seeking a move into the Technology Industry, Ed applied for the Computacenter Account Management Associate Programme in late 2016. Ed is now aligned to the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team within Computacenter and has just completed his Bid Management rotation. Ed lives in London and likes playing rugby and discussing all things politics!
Award winning Producer and Director of the National Film and Television School, Nik Powell, will draw on his years of experience producing Oscar nominated films (The Crying Game, Little Voice) and running the 'world's best film school' (The Observer) to give you top tips on how to break into this highly competitive, yet rewarding industry.
Nik Powell, Director of National Film and Television School
Queen Mary students talk about life postgraduates, their personal experiences and offer advice on things to think about when considering pursuing postgraduate study. Join us for this informal student panel including a Q&A session to get your questions answered.
Hosted by Lipsheon Jhand, Postgraduate Marketing Manager
See what life is really like at one of the fastest growing start ups in the UK.
We don't need to tell you that this is a crucial time in your life and that finding your first post-uni job can be daunting. What we can do is offer you an alternative to the traditional dull grad schemes and show you how working for a fast growing start up like Goodlord can act as an incredible launch pad for the rest of your career. Our grad rotational roles offer a pathway into the business where you can get hands on and tackle interesting problems every single day. You'll get the support and resources you need to grow your skills and add value from day one whilst having fun and loving coming into work. Don't be a cog, be at the forefront of something big and exciting that's truly changing people's lives for the better.
Richard White, CEO
Richard is Founder and CEO of Goodlord, an exciting Prop Tech Start Up that recently raised £7.2 million in funding and is changing the way people rent properties for the better. Here at Goodlord, we believe that moving should be simple - because there’s an app for that now don’t you know. Our platform allows agencies and landlords to stop chasing paper and gives tenants the opportunity to secure and pay for their new home in one place. And about time too, right?