MSc International Management Careers Camp

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter Business School to start your MSc International Management this September.

Your introduction to the programme starts on Wednesday 19th September with a special induction week event – The MSc International Management Careers CampThis will take place in the Amory Building, room C417 (Wednesday and Thursday) and room C501 (Friday) which is located opposite the Business School – number 29 on the University map.

For three days we will be working with you to help you shape and design your ideal career path. The Careers Camp is all about you focusing on you, while at the same time understanding the objectives of the programme further and getting to know your classmates for the forthcoming year.

The aim of this module is to enable you to learn more about you so that you can plan and manage your career more effectively. Crucially, you will learn how to get the most out of your MSc studies and how you can apply that learning effectively to your career post-graduation. The additional bonus is that this can count as one of your optional modules, therefore it can count towards your degree, which means that you will have already completed the majority of a module before you start formal teaching.

Attendance at the Careers Camp is compulsory – so please make sure you are here and ready to start the programme on the 19th September. The programme of events can be found below.

Please watch this short video we have prepared, to help you start thinking about your career before you attend the Careers Camp.


Careers Camp Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st September 2018



Wednesday 19th  September 2018 

Location Amory Building Room C417
09.30 - 10.30

Session 1 – welcome to IM MSc @Exeter and the 3 day Careers Camp and the CMI

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 12.00

Session 2 – Career Management: Where are you now? Where do you want to be?

Career Planning in Action – making this year work for your career

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
12.00 - 12.30

Session 3 – International Study Options Study Abroad Officer

Careers Aspirations Survey

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.30 Session 4 – IBEX – teambuilding and ice-breaker session
15.30 - 15.45

Session 5 – Feedback and learning

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
16.00 Study Support – introduction to where you can find a range of support to help you perform well in your studies.



Thursday 20th September 2018

Location Amory Building Room C417
09.30 - 10.45

Session 6 – Understanding who you are & its impact on your career choice –

MBTI profiling

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30

Session 7 – Career Resources and opportunities at Exeter (Group Quiz Session)

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

11.15 - 11.30 Global Career Employability

Global Employability Consultants: Member of the Global Employability Team

11.30 - 11.45 Min – Visa and working in the UK if non-EU

International Student Adviser: Minoti Balraj

(EU/UK home students – session with Programme Director: Claire Dinan)

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30

Session 8 Results of Group Quiz and Entrepreneurial Opportunities at Exeter

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

13.45 - 14.30

Try, Think, Do

Student Start-up Manager: Emily Davies

Student Start-up Officer: Silvia Paloschi

14.30 - 16.30

Session 9 – Career Success IM Msc Alumni Panel How I landed my dream job

(including bumps along the way)

IM MSc Alumni Panel


Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan



Friday 21st September 2018

Location Amory Building Room C501
09.30 - 10.30

Session 10 – Identifying career options – what, where, when & how?

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00

Session 11 – Having a Global Career – what does it look like? What does it mean?

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
12.00 - 12.30

Session 12 – BEMM170 Global Career Management the optional module

Why do it and the assessment tasks associated with it.

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
12.30 - 13.00

Session 13 – Academic skills

Academic Development Tutor: Dr Alison Truelove
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30

Session 14 – Powerful Presenting Interactive Session

*authenticity *confidence *audience         

Articulacy: Julia Ward
15.30 - 16.00

Close and sum up

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

PLEASE NOTE: There will be follow-up workshops (2 hour sessions) every second week of term one for the students who chose to study the optional module BEMM170 Global Careers Management. These will include activities to develop a critical approach to sources of information and practical methods of researching new career options and labour markets in different global contexts, with the opportunity to book one-to-one coaching sessions beyond these sessions. In these workshops The Business School Careers Consultant and will focus on:

  • Research techniques for sourcing appropriate career opportunities, including networking
  • Personal branding, LinkedIn profile and CV design
  • Applications and psychometric testing
  • Interview techniques
  • Assessment centers

These are the topics the Careers Consultant will cover, but if you have no idea about your own career options and feel that you are not sure where to start or what you need to be concentrating on, please do not hesitate to book a one-to one session in the first few weeks of term with the Career Consultant who will be very happy to talk about to you about this.

All International Management MSc students are encouraged to book one to one careers coaching sessions with the Careers Consultant, at any point in the year, regardless of whether you have decided to take the optional module BEMM170 Global Career Management. Please be aware that these one to ones are for you to discuss your future careers, so if you are not sure what you want to do please use them to discuss possible ideas with the Careers Consultant.

We would also like to remind all students, even those of you who have studied at the University of Exeter before, that attendance at the Careers Camp is compulsory and will be invaluable to you progressing in your career post-graduation.

Please check your Induction Week timetable for these event details – and we look forward to seeing you there!