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POLIS Postgraduate Careers Day - 17 January 2020

last modified Dec 11, 2019 11:55 AM

On Friday 17 January, the department will be hosting its 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 10am 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. Over the course of the day, POLIS 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
10-11am MEDIA & JOURNALISM
11-12am HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
12-1pm BREAK
1-2pm RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY
2-3pm CIVIL SERVICE & DIPLOMACY
3-4pm LAW

Confirmed speakers:

Media & Journalism Moderator: Prof John Naughton; Speakers: Grace Livingstone (freelance journalist/ affiliated lecturer in Latin American studies), Rose Stokes (freelance journalist, MPhil Latin American Studies), L’Myah Ross-Walcott (MPhil IR, freelance presenter)
Human Rights & Development Moderator: Dr Devon Curtis; Speakers: Paula Beegan (CLAS MPhil, Freelance NGO consultant and former Special Events Director at Human Rights Watch), Sebastian Manhart (MPhil Dev Studies, Chief Operating Officer of Simprints), Christine Kim (MPhil Dev Studies, Director Of Strategic Partnerships of Simprints)
Research & Consultancy Moderator: Prof Jason Sharman; Speakers: Chris Thoung (MPP, Public Policy Researcher at Cambridge Econometrics), Emily Gloinson (MPhil IRPOL, Research Assistant at RAND Europe)
Civil Service & Diplomacy Moderator: Dr Dennis Grube; Speakers: Thomas Burge (MPhil IR, Head of Modern Deterrence at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Chelsey Slack (MPhil IR, Deputy Head, Cyber Defence at NATO), Helen Twist (MPhil IRPOL, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
Law Moderator: Dr Giovanni Mantilla; Speakers: Frances Meegan (Careers Service), Matthew Yeowart (MPhil IRPOL, Associate for London law firm Davis Polk)

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.

We look forward to seeing you there!