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Expand your Career Horizons - find a job you love!

Monday 28th November - Friday 2nd December 2022

Perhaps you already know that you want to make a difference through your career but you’re not sure how, or you may have a few ideas and not sure how to make them happen. Through our Expand your Career Horizons week we’ll help you find out more about a range of job roles and sectors linked to your interests and passions. You’ll have the opportunity to explore how to move forward with your career decisions based on what you enjoy and what’s important to you.

Emma de Saram (VP Liberation & Equality, Exeter Guild) and Stephanie Lieber (Acting CEO, upReach) tell us more about what has influenced their decisions and plans for the future as they chat to Kate Foster from the Career Zone.

We all remember inspiring teachers and how they can shape our learning experiences. The Aspiring Educators scheme will help you explore teaching as a potential career through information events, gaining practical experience to choosing to study the Learning for teaching module.

The Charity and Development Professional Pathway programme will enable you to explore what it's really like to work in an area where you're able to make an impact through your work.

Many of our alumni move into careers and future job roles that enable them to make a real difference to the lives of others; like Eilidh, a 2021 Law graduate who now works for the social mobility charity upReach. 

'Working in the Charity sector is important to me because I can make a real impact on the lives of others, and it fills the gap where support is lacking elsewhere. While in the ideal world charity would not be necessary, as is, I believe it is important to give people the support they need to thrive and ensure people have options and choice on how they want to live.'

There are some great employability sessions happening as part of Expand your Career Horizons week including a focus on career planning and decision making in "Discover your strengths and why they are essential to career planning" and "Career decision making using Lego® Serious Play®".

Perhaps you’re considering further study in the future as an option?  Check out the “Thinking of PG study” and exploring PhD focussed sessions.

Are you looking for a career where you can help people and make a real difference? Sign up to the ‘I want a career helping people – what are my options?’ webinar.

The Career Zone and Wellbeing are working together to share their expertise on "Disclosing a disability and finding supportive employers", whilst Change 100 are discussing their summer placement programme for students with a long term health condition.

Check out professional development sessions happening including "An Introduction to Public Speaking", "Time and Stress Management" and "Growing Resilience in your job search".

For information on all the sessions above and more visit Handshake.

Perhaps you enjoy listening to a podcast? Make sure you’ve have subscribed to the Career Zone Podcast series.

Find out more about what it’s like to work in a career where you can make a real difference by tuning in to the following podcasts:

Craig Browne

Dean Pomeroy

Sam Olden

Erika Szasz

Anya Wallington-Lardi

Maddie Heywood

Minh Tri Le

Kat Merrick

Krishna Maharaj