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Spotlight On

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At this exclusive series of events, you will hear about careers and sectors from professionals working in them. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get an insider's perspective so don't miss out. 

You will get tips on looking for job opportunities and how to achieve success in the recruitment process and have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

For notes on the speakers' presentations after the event, visit the Spotlight On Moodle page.

These events are very popular, so please book your place early. You can register on My Career two weeks in advance.


Spotlight On events this term


Tuesday 20 November 2018


Time: 6–8pm

Location: B63, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7782

If you’re interested in a career within the charity sector then this Spotlight On event is for you. We will have representatives from various charities and not-for-profit organisations who will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. 

You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions. The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome. 

Explore careers in charities 

Watch our video from an alumna from IntoUniversity on our website



Thursday 22 November


Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington

My Career ID: 7768

If you are exploring a career in nutrition science then this Spotlight On event is for you.

At this event you will get to hear from a broad range of alumni and other related employers who will give you an insight into their roles and offer advice on getting into the sector. There will then be a time for you to ask any questions and an opportunity to network informally with the speakers over a slice of pizza.

This event is open to all students from all fields and years of study, but will be of particular interest to nutrition, dietetics and food science students. 



Thursday 22 November


Time: 5.30–8pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 8073

The environmental sector on a UK and global basis is extremely diverse.  It is estimated there are 230,000 businesses and 1.3 million employees in the environmental sector in the UK (Lantra 2014).  

This session offers an opportunity for science and engineering students to find out more about careers in the environmental sector.  You will hear from three employers and have the opportunity to ask about projects, their career stories and routes into the field.

Explore careers in the environment


Translation and Interpreting 

Thursday 22 November


Time: 4.30–6.30pm 

Location: LG140, Hallward Library

My Career ID: 7872

The translation and interpreting professions offer a variety of employment opportunities to linguists. Our speakers are here to share their experiences with you.

By the end of this session you will:

  • know more about the different types of jobs in these professions and where you can find them
  • understand the skills, knowledge, attributes and experience that are essential for pursuing a career in interpreting or translation
  • have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get advice and tips from experienced professionals

This session is primarily aimed at students studying a language, however it is open to any student with language skills. 

Explore careers in translating and interpreting


  • Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan, Interpreter
  • James Hewlett, Translator

Careers in the Lab

Tuesday 27 November


Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 

Find out more about opportunities available with an undergraduate degree in a laboratory setting from a panel of guest speakers.

You'll find out about where to look for opportunities, the type of positions to apply for, training opportunities and what employers look for in new recruits.

This event will take the format of short presentation by each speaker, Q&A session followed by networking opportunity.  

Explore careers in the lab


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