SEPnet is the South East Physics Network, a network of nine universities in the South East of England, working together to deliver excellence in physics. SEPnet partners have useful careers pages on their websites full of information, advice and relevant resources for physics students.
SEPnet careers information
They also offer Skills Transformer which provides science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students with a structure to help you recognise, write about and talk about your skills. Skills Transformer shows you, through hearing from STEM graduates, why transferable skills are vital to working successfully in science and technical jobs after graduation and why being able to write and talk about them is fundamental to securing a job.
Spend 5 minutes trying out the online Skills Transformer tool and work through the sessions to help you prepare for placement or job application forms and for interviews.
I am running two workshops for physics & astronomy students. All welcome
- Physics CareersLab – Get better at interviews
Got internship, job or PhD interviews coming up? Get some advice and a chance for some low-stress practice.
Monday 4 March, 5pm – 6pm, JCMB 4319B
- Physics CareersLab – Making good use of LinkedIn
Want to learn about making a good profile? Using LinkedIn to help you find out about job roles and vacancies? Get some advice and a chance for some low-stress practice. Bring a device if you can.
Monday 11 March, 5pm – 6pm, JCMB 4319B
Great roadshow organised by Ozi, IOP Scotland student rep, outside the Magnet café to raise awareness of the benefits of student membership. Their website, Physics World magazine, events programme and contacts can introduce you to a range of options and career advice. Find out more online
Cool cakes too…
The Institute of Physics are coming to Edinburgh on Wednesday for a mini-fair from 11 – 2/2.30 outside the Magnet cafe.
Their student rep Ozi will be there along with IOP staff and me, offering information, advice, resources and freebies. There will be food too…
…we now have short films on the Careers Service website on using MyCareerHub to make an appointment and how to find vacancies/employers. Others will follow.
Some level-headed advice from the Institute of Physics.
Most people don’t hope to get a 2:2 when they enter university.
Neither are thirds the things that dreams are made of. And with most postgraduate courses and high-powered jobs in research being limited to those with 2:1 and up, you have the right to be a bit miffed. But, on the other hand, the world has by no means ended and you have the rest of your life to live, so what’s your next move?
Read on and take heart!
Find out more
Figuring out what’s most important to you when it comes to work isn’t always easy, and that’s where career drivers come in.
Here’s an interesting feature that get you thinking about what matters to you in work you do.
Organised by School of Physics academic Dr Tiffany Wood, Director of Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership and Chair, SCI Scotland Group
Calling UG and PG students across all scientific disciplines
SCI’s Day of Science & Careers , University of Edinburgh, 5 April 2017
Explore a wide range of careers in science-based industries. Speakers from industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights in to what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps. Plus sessions on interview skills and CV writing, with opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates.
Talks will include the following areas:
- Working in Analytical Chemistry
- Intellectual Property & Patents
- Life in an SME
- Scientific Publishing
- Academic Careers
- Regulatory Affairs
- Academic/Industrial Partnerships
- Scientific Marketing
For the full timed programme and to book online please visit: http://bit.ly/DOSCS17
Day of Science and Careers Scotland 2017 flyer_final
Interesting study looking at the motivations and aspirations of current students, 13% of whom were UoE students according to KPMG who commissioned it. It picks up issues of generation, gender and social mobility in relation to students thinking about their futures. Strongest message is try not to be scared to make a career decision. The ideal role might not be the first one you have but you can work towards it.
They offer other key messages for undergraduates as well as recommendations for universities and careers services around creating a learning environment with a real focus on employability and continuing to bridge the gap between university and employment through collaboration.