Category: opportunities

A range of opportunities for students to develop their career

How to gain research experience as an undergraduate

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If you are interested in a career in research, or if you want to test out life as a masters/PhD student then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) could be for you! The UROP scheme is specifically designed for University of Reading middle year undergraduates (second years or third years if on a four-year degree) …

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What I learnt from a visit to Accenture

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Article written by Tom McCann, Projects Officer (RED & UROP), University of Reading Careers   On 1st October I attended a Careers Services Overview Day at Accenture. Here’s everything I discovered, alongside some top tips for those thinking of or planning on applying to one of their schemes. What does Accenture do? In simple terms, …

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Careers in…media, marketing and communications

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You asked for it, we did it! From Monday 21st October we hosted a Media, Marketing and Communications Careers Week. Across the week, fifteen different employers over five sessions from national, local and global employers, shared what it’s like to work in advertising, journalism, marketing, publishing, and PR. There were household names such as the …

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Considering a part-time job? Consider student fundraising

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    When we think of fundraising, we often think of the volunteers who stand outside Tesco with buckets asking for money for cats protection or the lifeboats etc. But what about charity/organisation scale fundraising? You might not realise, but there are a wealth of opportunities in the charity and not for profit employment sector, …

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Careers & placements fair 2019

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The Careers and Placements Fair is the University’s biggest Careers event in the academic calendar!           With over 80 organisations attending, including Discover Financial Services, Royal Air Force, Marks and Spencer, Mondelez International, Sky UK Limited and so much more – this is an event you do not want to miss. …

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