Welcome to the 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 14th September with a special event in Induction Week – the MSc International Management Careers Camp.

For three days we will be working with you to help you to 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.

The schedule below is an indication of the types of things you will be doing over the three days:

Careers Camp Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th September 2016


Wednesday 14th
Streatham Court C

Thursday 15th
Streatham Court C

Friday 16th
Innovation Centre


Session 1

Welcome to MSc IM and to the 3 day Careers Camp


Session 6

Identifying career options and introduction to career theories


Session 12
Understanding who you are



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


Session 7
Career Resources and opportunities @Exeter

Business School services

Emily Davies
Global Career Employability – Careers Zone

Visa and working in the UK if non-EU

Amelia Mansfield

Session 13
Developing presentation skills
Maureen Casey

Everyone to present a one minute talk on their career goal/plans/ideas


Session 3
Careers Aspirations Survey

Session 8

Entrepreneurship at Exeter

L Rose




Session 4
IBEX – teambuilding and ice-breaker session


Session 9
Careers Aspirations /Sharing Global Experiences

Developing my career plan

CD and BK

Session 14
Module assessment


Session 10
Employer Talk – what are they looking for?

Alumni Experiences

Session 15
Register at My Career Zone, individual career plan reflections


Session 5
Feedback and learning

Session 11
Developing my career plan – in groups or individually – CD





NB – Friday evening Drinks Reception – Marquee outside XFi for all PG students 16.30-19.30

Key: CD – Claire Dinan, Programme Director; BK – Becky Kilsby, Careers Consultant

There will be follow-up seminars/workshops: 5 x 2 hour sessions, every second week of term one, which 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 a specific focus on one-to-one coaching sessions.  We will also be arranging for you to have a one-to-one careers coaching meeting in weeks one and two of the term. These will be available in the group study rooms in Building One with a University of Exeter Careers Coach 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 centres

We would 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.

Check your Induction Week timetable for these event details. See you then!