IRI UK is looking for graduates

IRI UK is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help FMCG, healthcare, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest collection of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, IRI guides its clients around the world in their quests to remain relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market leading growth.

The company is currently looking for 3 graduates to join their Client Growth Delivered team starting September 2017. These openings are part of the IRI 2017 Graduate Scheme dedicated to all of you willing to gain valuable work experience in client retention and business development.

Learn more about the IRI Graduate Scheme and apply.

 

Success for Enactus Reading

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

The Enactus team at the University of Reading pledges to strive to create sustainable lasting social change. They are currently undertaking 5 projects involving communities and individuals around Reading and beyond. The members of Enactus Reading are proactive students who work in the business environment and are involved in social projects at the same time. They gain work experience while at the university,  expand their network, and develop new skills which increase their employability.

After presenting their Social Enterprises at the Enactus UK National Expo in April, Enactus University of Reading was one of the 20 UK teams which made it to the Semi-Finals. To have a stronger social impact in the future, Enactus needs new like-minded members. If you are proactive and want to be involved in social projects, looking to develop valuable skills and gain working experience, learn more about Enactus and become a member.

Open Day Ambassadors Needed

 

Do you have what it takes to promote your University to future students?

We are recruiting current students to be ambassadors at our 2017 Open Days on:

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June (registration required for both)

Saturday 30 September

Saturday 7 October

Being an Open Day Ambassador is a great opportunity to share your passion for the University. You will receive training, and your effort will be repaid with £7.97 + holiday pay per hour – so sign up to as many as possible.

If you think you have what it takes, apply now:

https://campusjobs.reading.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=31&service=Campus+Jobs

If you have any queries please contact: studentguides@reading.ac.uk

 

CEOing for a day

 

Have you heard about CEO for a Day programme?

Organised by Odgers Berndtson, it provides mid-Year students the opportunity to spend a day shadowing a successful CEO. As an undergraduate, you apply to spend the day with a top Chief Executive and learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Britain’s leading business and organisations. This is how this scheme is designed to uncover some of the UK’s most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.

Happening for the first time in the UK in 2016 with 15 students, CEOx1 Day welcomed the participation of big companies and organisations such as BT, ITV, Standard Chartered, Deloitte, Legal & General, The Cabinet Office and the National Trust. Following the pilot edition, it was regarded as an eye-opening programme by both the students and the professionals.  Apart from the immediate benefits of sharing the office with a CEO, tagging along at meetings and official work visits, there are the not-so-obvious advantages:

  • gain insight into how successful people operate;
  • get catapulted in at the last level of administration and get a better view of the long road leading there;
  • understand management, the priorities and duties which come with it;
  • learn more about a specific industry from a top position;
  • gain relevant experience to succeed in your potential career.

The former participants left the scheme more knowledgeable about what being a CEO involves, feeling the real taste of success and responsibility and hoping to become suitable for such a role in the future. You can read their opinions to find out how this sort of experience may change you.

Now, do you want to share the tasks of a CEO, his office and one-day’s schedule? Do you have what it takes to do this? Create your professional profile with the help of the Careers consultants and apply for the amazing experience until June 30.

The 3rd BES Summer School, 17th-21st July 2017. Dalefort Field Studies Centre, Pembrokeshire

Applications are now open for the BES Summer School due to take place at Dale Fort Field Studies Centre in Pembrokeshire 17th-21st July 2017.

We have just 50 places for any Undergraduate in their 1st  or 2nd year  at any UK or Irish University with an interest in an ecological career and ecological research.  We’re offering a fully funded week long residential to the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and a chance immerse yourself in ecology, fieldwork, networking and guest speakers and workshop leaders from across the breadth of ecological science. Alongside an exciting scientific programme we have a strong careers programme and as always our PhD mentors are on hand with support, advice and a packed social programme.

We are very pleased to confirm that Prof Jane Memmott will open the Summer School as our welcome plenary speaker.

The school is open to anyone in their 1st and 2nd year and we will try our best to support everyone in accessing the  school.   If you have any questions about the nature of the school, the activities you will undertake or any access arrnagements that might need to be confirmed prior to applying, please get in touch with Karen Devine

Applications process

Your application form:  Please  download, complete and return the form.  Do make sure you read the forms carefully and complete all the necessary sections returning to the BES no later than the deadline specified.  In 2016 98 people applied for 50 places and we will not be able to accept late returned applications.

*Disclaimer: the contents of this blog have been provided by the British Ecological Society. Please see our terms and conditions for details on third party submissions to the blog.

All of our fairs have passed, but there’re still plenty of other events left…

With Beyond Profit last Wednesday 1st, all of our major fairs for this academic year have now passed! But what if you missed them? Or are still looking for inspiration? Luckily, all is not lost.

There are many other job fairs hosted across the country, and even in Reading, ranging from graduate fairs, fairs for specific vocations, and even part-time job fairs.

The next one coming up in Reading is this week, on Wednesday 8th February at Broad Street Mall, where The Jobs Fair will be offering all sorts of opportunities from 10am-2pm. For full details, see their website: https://www.thejobfairs.co.uk/event-details.php?id=562

And, of course, careers fairs aren’t the only way to find a path into the working world; we run a number of skills sessions, employer meet & greets, as well as one-to-one advice appointments. Feel free to drop by Careers in the Carrington building between 9-5 on weekdays, or check out the vast number of resources on our website: www.reading.ac.uk/careers

Students succeed in Vice-Chancellor’s China Scholarship Scheme

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Four of the students pose with UoR staff, including Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell.

Over the summer vacation, five University of Reading students had the exciting opportunity to head to Peking University in China to undertake a summer school, with flights, accommodation, visas and a daily stipend for food and drink fully funded by the University.

Amelia Page (2nd year BA Archaeology and History), Bethany Marsden (1st year BSC Speech and Language Therapy),  Dorotea De Angeli (2nd year Mathematics), Francisca Agina (2nd year BA International Relations and Economics) and Roxanne Corker (2nd year BA English Literature) flew out to China at the beginning of July to undertake a wide range of modules and courses at Peking University.

Earlier this week Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell presented the students with their certificate of achievements from Peking University, as the students reported back on all they had learned and experienced during the month in China.

If you want to learn more about the scheme, or read the students blogs from the summer, please visit the website: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/student/vcc-china-scholarship/vcc-china-scholarship.aspx

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