Postgraduate Prospectus 2017 by University of Exeter Business School

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56 university of exeter business school  www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate your career ensuring that you reach your full potential and gain the very best masters degree possible is only part of what we do for you here at the university of exeter with a clear understanding that you need to stand out in today’s highly competitive global marketplace and that three quarters of masters students undertake postgraduate study to enhance their employability status we make a concerted effort to help you develop the skills and attributes you need for an outstanding career and building our programmes around the knowledge and skills that employers want you to have our professional careers team are here to help from day one particularly our dedicated masters careers service this combination of focused career support together with the excellent business teaching we provide means that postgraduate students have a very strong employability record in 2015 83.5 of postgraduate students gained graduate level jobs or went onto further study we continually work to improve each individual student’s employment prospects through a range of employability events and workshops from one-to-one career guidance consultations and mock interviews to employer-led sessions and networking events we also understand that some students choose postgraduate study as preparation for research and a career in academia and with a masters degree from exeter you can progress to phd study with some of the most prestigious universities in the world because of our outstanding research credentials choosing the right course whether your aspirations are academic or business related it’s really important to be clear about why you are choosing to study at masters level and what you want to achieve from your course that way when you’re talking to potential future employers your career direction can be easily demonstrated employability events and workshops enhancing your employability credentials is essential in today’s highly competitive work environment so during your time here you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a wide array of events designed to do just that many of these events are run exclusively for masters students by leading graduate employers with support from our own highly qualified careers consultants why study for a masters n professional – 36 of masters applicants want to use their degree to gain a professional qualification1 and can complete professional qualifications like cfa as part of or alongside their masters n vocational – employers recruit masters graduates because they need specific skills abilities and knowledge2 our programmes develop in-depth knowledge in subjects which are ‘in demand’ in a particular industry or sector for example our economics graduates have secured prestigious civil service jobs in a number of different countries n conversion – some masters courses enable you to enter a particular area of work by converting from an unrelated first degree for example students with degrees in humanities science and engineering often choose our msc international management to prepare for a career in international business our employability events include n individual sessions with our postgraduate careers consultants n access to global recruitment resources and databases n skills development workshops including cv design and interview techniques n weekly careers e-bulletins bringing you the latest career news and events plus access to over 75 employability events each year exclusively for business school students n careers in – talks given by employers about careers in a particular profession/sector n careers with – presentations given by employers about careers and roles to which they are recruiting including top employers such as ey thomson reuters j.p morgan pwc deloitte accenture procter gamble and kpmg n day – student group visits to major employers n how to – skills development including practice job interviews n networking – opportunities to network with small groups of people often alumni who have been successful in a particular profession/sector you can also use the extensive services provided in our university career zone n career mentoring n careers fairs n global employability information about working around the world n international student support including working in the uk n the exeter award www.exeter ac.uk/exeteraward/structure to find out more visit www.exeter.ac.uk/careers we advise that you engage early with our careers programme to ensure you don’t miss any employer events or deadlines for applications for major graduate employers recruitment can close in the autumn term – so register on career zone as soon as you arrive 1 engagement masters with a purpose uuk 2014 2 tomorrow’s masters efmd/abs 2013 57