Seek advice, listen to the experts, network with potential contacts! - Upcoming SCI Careers Events

18 Feb 2016

Are you just about to embark on your career, or thinking about switching jobs? Then you might be confused about the myriad of career options available to you and find getting that first step on the ladder a daunting prospect.

SCI’s Day of Science and Careers events are designed to help with just those issues facing an undergraduate, postgraduate or early career professional. Our London event has been going for a number of years now and has become increasingly popular. Since last year we have begun to expand into the regions, launching our first ever Day of Science and Careers Scotland, which is set to return in 2016.

Day of Science and Careers London will take place at SCI’s prestigious Belgrave Square premises on 13 April 2016. Speakers from a range of industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights into what to look out for, and what to consider, when choosing your next steps. Working in SMEs and large corporate companies, such as AstraZeneca and Syngenta, will also be covered and there will be plenty of opportunities to network during the interactive activity session and refreshment breaks.

Day of Science and Careers Scotland will be held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 31 May 2016. The theme of this year’s event is Made in Scotland: Applied Research and Manufacturing. This will be the perfect opportunity for early career scientists to meet with people working in the manufacturing industries (in particular the food and drink, industrial biotechnology, personal and household care industries) across Scotland, and start developing their career.

Another career event which was recently organised by SCI was Liverpool & North West Group’s KickStart Your Career, on 11 February. This annual event brings together business people working in the chemistry and allied industries, with science students in an informal setting. Six speakers spoke for 10 minutes each on their careers in various jobs (industry, teaching, academia, etc), covering what they have learnt, what obstacles they have faced and was followed by a short session on CVs, covering letters and interview preparation.

Further SCI career events are likely to be held throughout the year, so watch this space for future announcements!

Both Day of Science and Careers events are free to attend, but please book in advance to secure your place. For more information about the events, and to register, please visit the links below.

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