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 18th September with a special induction week event – The MSc International Management Careers Camp. This will take place in the Streatham Court, room 0.28 (The Collaboratory) – number 31 on the University map.

Over 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 18th 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.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

Careers Camp Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th September 2019

 

Times

Wednesday 18th  September 2019  

Location Streatham Court, room 0.28 – The Collaboratory
09.30 - 10.00

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

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
10.00 - 10.30

Students introducing themselves session

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

10.30 - 12.00

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

Include Career Anchors/Value set materials based on Edgar Schein’s work.

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

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

12.00 - 12.15

Session 3 – Global Opportunities - Employability – Information & How to make an enquiry

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

Global Development Adviser: Mel Nearchou

12.15 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00

Session 4 – Teambuilding and ice-breaker session

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
15.00 - 15.30

Session 5 – Feedback and learning

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan
15.30

Close

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

 

 

Times

Thursday 19th September 2019

Location Streatham Court, room 0.28 - The Collaboratory

09.30 - 11.00

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

MBTI profiling

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.15

Session 7 – Career Resources and opportunities at Exeter

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

12.15 - 12.30

Global Employability Consultants: Member of the Global Employability Team

12.30 - 12.45

Student start-ups/entrepreneurship

Student Startup Manager (SETsquared): Emily Davies

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch

13.30 - 14.00

Session 8 – Identifying career options & career recruitment timetable (UK and own country)

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

14.00 - 14.30

Session 9 – Having a Global Career – what does it look like? What does it mean? 

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

14.30 - 16.00

Session 10 – Career Success IM MSc Alumni Panel – How I landed my dream job (including bumps along the way)

 16.00

Close

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

 

 

Times

Friday 20th September 2019

Location Streatham Court, room 0.28 – The Collaboratory

09.30 - 10.15

Session 11 – BEMM170 Global Career Management the optional module

Why do it and the assessment tasks associated with it.

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.00

Session 12 – Study skills/study support

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan 

10.30 - 10.40 English support available from INTO

Emma Sweeney - Insessional Assistant Programme manager

11.00 - 12.45

Session 13 – Presentation skills

Programme Director: Dr Claire Dinan

PGT Career Consultant: Liz Robertson

12.45 - 13.00

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 talkto 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. 

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!