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POLIS Postgraduate Careers Day - 25 January 2019

last modified Dec 10, 2018 09:14 AM

On Friday 25 January, the department will be hosting its third Postgraduate Careers Day. All Masters students of the Department of Politics and International Studies are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Careers Day covers sectors you expressed an interest in. From 9am to 4pm you will have the chance to learn more about how to enter the fields of Media and Journalism, Law, the Civil Service, Research and Consultancy, and the Development and Human Rights sector. If you are thinking about further study, you can learn more about that, too. Over the course of the day, alumni will be talking to you about how their studies were useful to their careers and how they got to where they are.

Schedule:

Time All talks are in SG1, Alison Richard Building
9-10am RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY
10-11am MEDIA & JOURNALISM
11-12am HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
12-1pm LUNCH
1-2pm LAW
2-3pm CIVIL SERVICE & DIPLOMACY
3-4pm FURTHER STUDY

Confirmed speakers:

Research & Consultancy Moderator: Prof Jason Sharman; Speakers: Chris Thoung (MPP, Public Policy Researcher at Cambridge Econometrics), Katherine Stewart (MPhil IRPOL, Research Assistant at RAND Europe)
Media & Journalism Moderator: Prof John Naughton; Speakers: Catherine Carr (Producer, Talking Politics), Grace Livingstone (freelance journalist/affiliated lecturer in Latin American studies)
Human Rights & Development Moderator: Dr Justin Pearce; Speakers: Sebastian Manhart (MPhil Dev Studies, Chief Operating Officer of Simprints), Paula Beegan (CLAS MPhil, 9 years as Director of Special Events at Human Rights Watch)
Law Moderator: Dr Giovanni Mantilla; Speakers: Frances Meegan (Careers Service), Claire Curtis (MML at Cambridge, Solicitor-Advocate, Clyde & Co)
Civil Service & Diplomacy Moderator: Dr Dennis Grube; Speakers: Thomas Burge (MPhil IR, Head of Modern Deterrence at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), David Talbot (PhD IR, Policy advisor in Obama Administration, US Department of Commerce), Frances Meegan (Careers Service)
Further Study Moderator: Dr Julie Smith; Speakers: Dr Patrick Clibbens (Teaching Associate and MPhil CSAS), Mary Ononokpono (MPhil in African Politics, now PhD in History)

There are many careers events in Cambridge but this one is specifically set up for postgraduate students at POLIS and covers the sectors you are interested in.

And if you need any more persuading, lunch will be provided. See you on Friday 25 January!