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1 Careers & Employability Centre Making the most of your University experience ‘Mathematics’

2 Session will cover: Where are you now and where are you going? Exploring your options Taking action Gaining Experience How the Careers & Employability Centre can help

3 Where are you now and where are you going? SELF APPRAISAL EXPLORING OPTIONS TAKING ACTION GAINING EXPERIENCE

4 Thinking about what you want to do Think about your skills, interests,values,strengths and personality What are you interested in? What are you good at, what do you want to learn/improve? What is important to you in what you do next? What have you done already that you did or didn’t like? Useful links what jobs would suit me /careerchoices/selfanalysis com/main/flash.php

5 Explore your options ‘Getting started’ guides for all disciplines Careers with your degree web resources Information centre resources- career guides What our graduates do Job sectors, job profiles and job descriptions Explore types of jobs

6 1 September, 2014 Mathematics and the best and worst jobs story The BestThe Worst 1. Mathematician200. Lumberjack 2. Actuary199. Dairy Farmer 3. Statistician198. Taxi Driver 4. Biologist197. Seaman 5. Software Engineer196. EMT 6. Computer Systems Analyst195. Roofer 7. Historian194. Garbage Collector 8. Sociologist193. Welder 9. Industrial Designer192. Roustabout 10. Accountant191. Ironworker 11. Economist190. Construction Worker 12. Philosopher189. Mail Carrier 13. Physicist188. Sheet Metal Worker 14. Parole Officer187. Auto Mechanic 15. Meteorologist186. Butcher 16. Medical Laboratory Technician 185. Nuclear Decontamination Tech 17. Paralegal Assistant184. Nurse (LN) 18. Computer Programmer183. Painter 19. Motion Picture Editor182. Child Care Worker 20. Astronomer181. Firefighter Of x200 jobs reviewed in a US study, Mathematics ruled: The five criteria used to review these jobs: Environment Income Employment outlook Physical demands Stress

7 Academic, Teacher, LecturerComputer ScientistMarket Research Analyst ActuaryCost EstimatorMathematical Biophysicist Air Traffic ControllerCryptoanalystMathematical Physicist AnimatorDoctor / MedicMechanical Engineer ArchitectEconomistOperations Research Analyst AstronautElectrical EngineerPetroleum Engineer AttorneyEpidemiologistPolitical Scientist BiologistForeign Exchange TraderPsychometrician Budget AnalystForensic AnalystQuantitative Financial Market Analyst CartographerGeographerStatistician Chemical EngineerGeologistStockbroker ChemistHydrologistSecurity Analyst ClimatologistInventory Control SpecialistTechnical Writer Computational BiologistUrban Planner Some Potential Maths Related / Influenced Career Options

8 Taking action - what shall I do next? Make a plan, take action or just try something out: - volunteer, - write a CV, - use Sussex Plus, - look at vacancies, - do something new, - develop new skills, - talk to someone Most jobs do not require a degree in a specific subject- attitude and experience are often more important There is more than one way of looking at career management journey, plan, opportunity, exploration, map, matching, training, learning, earning, giving

9 Make the most of your time at University

10 Gaining Experience- What could you do? GET INVOLVED! Local vacation work and work experience Internships with large organisations International work experience Voluntary work Set up your own work experience Sussex Plus Schools and Colleges Programme Sussex Plus Work shadowing Networking

11 Events Programme Build your confidence and meet employers See:

12 Employability – what skills do you need to show -Commercial awareness -Analytical skills -Communication -Problem solving -Teamwork -Leadership -Creativity -Adaptability -Influencing Our mission is to enable you to develop your potential with US

13 Making Applications Use our jobs database (part time, graduate, internships) We also have links to a large number of Graduate Job Websites: Come into the Careers and Employability Centre for our takeaway guides- we have a Working in Sussex booklet along with free guides to Graduate Employers For CV, Covering Letter, Application Form and Interview advice- see or come in and pick up our booklet For Postgraduate Study Options:

14 What next?

15 Careers & Employability Centre Short interview with a Careers Adviser- discuss your career plans 10-4 Mon- Fri plus 5-7 on a Weds (Turn up on the day or pre-book) Briefing sessions- Applications forms, CVs, Skills, Finding Work Events- we have a comprehensive events programme Gradfair 3rd Nov 2010 & Lawfair 9th Nov 2010 Mock Interviews, CV and Application Feedback Sussex Plus –


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