Careers Day

Oceanology International 2020 Careers Day

Following the postponement of the event, please bear with us whilst we reconfirm and update the programme for the amended dates in 2020.  

Oceanology International 2020 welcomes all university students considering careers in the marine sector to visit our free exhibition and technical conferences, over the 1-3 of December. A programme specifically designed for you, will run on Thursday 3 December, detailed below.

Event registration: To gain access to Oceanology International 2020, please register your interest for your free exhibition and conference pass.

2020 Careers Day Programme

  • 3rd December 2020, 10:00 - 12:00
    SUT Women in Industry Panel
    Organised by the Society for Underwater Technology
    South Gallery Room 10

    SUT would like to invite all students and professionals to their Women in Industry Panel Session.

    The panel will feature senior women engineers and scientists from the subsea and wider marine sector, each sharing insights from their industry and stories of their career progression, successes and challenges. A moderated discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations, where students are encouraged to engage the panellists and their peers in conversation.

    If you are considering a career in the subsea or marine sector, don’t miss your chance to network with these senior industry professionals and learn about the varied and exciting career opportunities that are available.

    This panel session will be relevant and open to all students, regardless of your gender!

    Panelist TBC

  • 3rd December 2020, 13:30 - 16:30
    The IMarEST Careers Workshop
    South Gallery Room 10

    The IMarEST will be back to host their popular Careers Workshop for university students and those seeking their first career in the marine sector. This programme will provide invaluable insight and advice as to where students can find support, access important market statistics/job vacancies and network with those already imbedded in marine sector.

    Registration: This workshop is free to attend and on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your seat, please book here:

    Workshop Programme:

    Introduction to the IMarEST and the marine science & technology job market
     - Introduction to basic jobs market statistics
     - What employers look for e.g. transferable skills
     - Finding a job / organisation that suits you
     - EXERCISE: Your values

    Sources of job adverts
     - Where to find jobs (advertised and unadvertised)
     - Networking via LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter etc
     - How to analyse a job advert
     - EXERCISE: Pick out the essentials from real job advert

    Writing a CV
     - Content of academic & non-academic CVs
     - How to tailor content to requirements in the job advert
     - EXERCISE: Compare two CVs

    Completing an application form
     - How to tackle application forms
     - EXERCISE: Analyse an application form

    Cover letters
     - When to use a cover letter and what to say

     - Tips for success at interview
     - Commonly asked questions
     - EXERCISE: Practice questions

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