Career Zone Podcast
In conversation with alumni Amy Matthews, Comedian

In conversation with alumni Amy Matthews, Comedian

November 25, 2022

In this week’s episode Rachel Haddy, Employability and Placement Adviser is joined by alumni Amy Matthews. Amy graduated in 2017 with a degree in English and is now a comedian and writer. She shares how an English degree helped to prepare her for her current career, the importance of networking and how she manages setbacks and adversity. Amy also shares her advice for graduates thinking of going into creative careers.

If you would like to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant to discuss your career options, contact the Career Zone and ask for a Guidance appointment.

Link to Amy Matthews page: https://www.amymatthewscomedy.com/

Find out more about Expanding Your Career Horizons here https://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/events/careerhorizons/ 

In conversation with Stephanie Lieber, Acting CEO of upReach

In conversation with Stephanie Lieber, Acting CEO of upReach

November 25, 2022

Kate Foster, Employability and Career Consultant, is joined by Stephanie Lieber, Acting CEO of upReach, a social mobility charity that partners with the University to support students in receipt of the Access to Exeter bursary with their employability. Stephanie shares her career journey and what has influenced her career decisions.  

You can find out more about upReach and whether you are eligible for support here. Click here to apply to upReach.

You can find more resources on our Expanding your Career Horizons - find a job you love! webpage.

 

In conversation with Rhian Heasman, Development Director at The Centre for Social Justice

In conversation with Rhian Heasman, Development Director at The Centre for Social Justice

November 25, 2022

Social justice is relevant to every graduate role and how you approach you career. In this week’s episode alumni, Rhian Heasman, Director at The Centre for Social Justice, shares what social justice means to her, how she got into her current role and what she would encourage students to think about when applying for jobs.

 

You can find more resources on our Expanding your Career Horizons - find a job you love! webpage.

 

Expanding your career horizons: In conversation with Emma de Saram, Vice President Liberation and Equality, Exeter Guild.

Expanding your career horizons: In conversation with Emma de Saram, Vice President Liberation and Equality, Exeter Guild.

November 25, 2022

In this week’s episode Kate Foster, Employability and Career Consultant is joined by Emma de Saram – (Exeter Guild  - Liberation & Equality ) to discuss finding a job you love. Emma shares what has influenced her decision plans for the future and what she would encourage students to explore when thinking about their career options.

You can find more resources on our Expanding your Career Horizons - find a job you love! webpage. If you would like to talk with a Career Consultant about your career options, you can contact the Career Zone who will be able to book you a guidance appointment.

 

Recruiter Perspectives: In conversation with Hannah Salton, Career Coach

Recruiter Perspectives: In conversation with Hannah Salton, Career Coach

November 23, 2022

Steve Wallers, Employer Engagement & Student Employment Manager talks with Career Coach Hannah Salton, who shares her top tips as a former recruiter. Hannah discusses the importance of a growth mindset, how you should go about developing your own personal brand and how to deal with rejection. Hannah also shares her advice on how to deal with multiple job offers and how to future proof your career.

 

Links to book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Graduate-Careers-Uncovered-recruiter-demystify/dp/B0BCCYSNBJ/

 

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Social Media: Wondering how you can develop your own personal brand, why a growth mindset is important or how to deal with multiple job offers? Listen to more top tips from a former recruiter in this week’s episode of the Career Zone podcast.

In conversation with Alex Gradinaru, Associate CMS

In conversation with Alex Gradinaru, Associate CMS

November 23, 2022

In our Law mini-series podcast, Rachel Gaunt Employability and Careers Consultant for the Law School, talks to Law sector professionals about their career experiences.

Alex graduated from the University of Exeter with an LLB in Law in 2018. Originally from Romania he is now working as an Associate in London. Hear about Alex’s experiences of starting his training contract in the pandemic, why he decided to stay in the UK to work, how he secured a training contract, the value of taking advantage of Career Zone opportunities and some insight into how the VISA process works for European Union Citizens.

In addition to this episode you can find more information to help with career planning here; My Career Zone Digital , Employability for Law Students and Building Brilliant Careers

In conversation with Pan Papakyprianou, Associate at Linklaters

In conversation with Pan Papakyprianou, Associate at Linklaters

November 16, 2022

In our Law mini-series podcast, Rachel Gaunt Employability and Careers Consultant for the Law School, talks to Law sector professionals about their career experiences.

Pan graduated from the University of Exeter with an LLB in Law in 2017. Originally from Cyprus he is now working as an Associate in London. Hear about Pan’s reasons for choosing to stay in the UK to work, his experience of the application process, including tips on how to evidence skills required, the transition from student to work life and cultural differences between Cyprus and the UK, and within the UK; London city life compared with Exeter city Life.

** The books Pan mentions are ‘All you need to know about the city’ and All you need to know about commercial awareness’ both Christopher Stoakes**

 

In addition to this episode you can find more information to help with career planning here; My Career Zone Digital , Employability for Law Students and Building Brilliant Careers

Careers in Creative Industries

Careers in Creative Industries

November 14, 2022

What is the current situation when it comes to creative industries in the UK?  Nick Havergal, Employability and Placements Adviser whose background is in the creative arts (having spent the last few years teaching, researching and making theatre) guides us through the current state of play in the UK job market when it comes to creative careers and provides some starting points for graduates seeking to enter this industry.

 

Further information about skills sessions and 1-1 guidance for setting up your own business can be found here: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship | Career Zone | University of Exeter

 

Follow the below links for information relating to creative industries:

 

Developing your Creative Practice fund: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/dycp

 

Edinburgh Television Festival Talent Schemes: https://www.thetvfestival.com/talent-schemes/

 

Creative UK (aimed at creative business owners): https://www.wearecreative.uk/

 

Creative Industries Council: https://www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/

 

In conversation with Jesse Heasman

In conversation with Jesse Heasman

November 14, 2022

In this episode Joan Wright, Employability and Placements Adviser speaks to Jesse Heasman, a University of Exeter alum, who graduated with a degree in Geography in 2015, and now 7 years later is working for Venture Capital firm Prefcap.  Jesse explains more about the venture capital field, how this relates to entrepreneurship, and what led him into this career. 

 

You can find out more about Prefcap here https://prefcap.io/

 

What is upReach and how can they support me? Part 2

What is upReach and how can they support me? Part 2

November 10, 2022

This week Kate Foster, Employability and Career Consultant, is joined by recent graduate Moza Ackroyd, to discuss upReach, a social mobility charity that partners with the University to support students in receipt of the Access to Exeter bursary with their employability. Moza shares how she found out about upReach, the activities she got involved with and the advice she would give to her first year self.

You can find out more about upReach and whether you are eligible for support here.

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