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Be an Angel of the North!!

WE NEED YOU!!

Please could all finalists who have any form of employment next year sign up to Grey Business Angels.  It is FREE, takes 5 minutes to do, and you will only be contacted when someone is interested in your career path

Thanks xx

 

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A chorum of angels!!

There are some really interesting people who have recently become angels :) they have indicated that they are happy to be contacted so go ahead if you have any burning questions! Be patient though, they will be busy people.

Daniel Buck, Associate Manager at Coutts (the Queen's bankers)- IT and Management 
Richard Holland ,York Town Council, Senior Transport planner (designs road layouts) - Nat Sci 

Kate Martin, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Senior Associate, Real Estate- Nat Sci
Neil Meads, Adviser to UK Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in New York- History and Economics 

Christopher Prior, History lecturer at Southampton (specialising in British Empire in Africa )- History

Dan Thompson, Head of IT/Recruitement at Marks & Spencer (can advise on HR as well as retailing)- Psychology

Juliet xx

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Careers Blog!

This is the term when people looking at internships and grad schemes will be dealing with lots of interviews, assessment centres and choice about what to do so please read on for some very recently graduated business angels!  They were going through the same things as you not so long ago, so will have great advice.

Pippa Broadway - graduated with a degree in PPE in 2012 - is an associate for the FSA - can give advice about financial services, government and politics and graduate work in the city.

Sarah Carter - graduated with a degree in history in 2012 - is a trainee solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP - great for experience of interviews at large law firms and the importance of vacation schemes.

Jacob Hicks - graduated with a degree in physics in 2012 - currently a software consultant at Credativ - happy to talk about the application process for small companies, working in the software industry and the importance of getting involved in societies.


If you have any career related queries then you can go to the careers service at any time or contact me and I will try and put you in touch with someone that can help.  Fingers crossed there will be another careers event this term to help you out as well.

Good luck with careers and remember that there is no need to rush into a job, take your time and find something fulfilling that you will enjoy.  If you start you career at 21 you could be doing it for another forty years so take your time and relax.

Best of luck,
Maddie

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Careers Blog!

Hey Grey,

 

As you may know, my position has rolled over for election at the next JCR meeting and I really hope that you think about applying for the role.  It looks great on your CV, builds up some key skills and is also a lot of fun.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.  In the meantime I am acting Careers Representative so will still dish out useful info.  Later in the week I will re-send the email containing what the position entails J

 

Deadlines for job applications are fast approaching so please make use of website such as the following:

http://www.top100graduateemployers.com/

http://www.grb.uk.com/sbm/1400

http://www.studentladder.co.uk

  

Here are three Business Angels to take a look at and remember that there are hundreds more on the website, www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels . You can search by sector, degree, employer, graduation year etc.  It is a brilliant resource that our college has to offer and a great way to get in depth advice about careers.

·         George Whalley – graduated in 2004 with a degree in Geography – you may remember him from the CV workshop, he has worked with Deloitte for just over 4 years and is now working for the University of Manchester as Head of Faculty Financial Reporting and Analysis for the Faculty of Humanities.  Please get in touch it you are interested in either working at Deloitte or in Higher Education.

George.whalley@manchester.ac.uk

·         Jeremy Hall – graduated in 1979 with a degree in Engineering Science – speant 26 years in the Royal Navy as a nuclear submariner and 4 years in the civil nuvlear industry.  He moved to Rolls Royce in 2006.  He is a real expert in this field and a brilliant person to contact if you are interested in this side of engineering.

jwmhall@btinternet.com

·         Serena Snoad – graduated with a degree in English Literature in 2003 – works as a press officer for Leukaumia & Lymphoma Research.  She is a great person to talk to if you are interested in working in public relations or for a charity, as she is very passionate about the area within which she works.

serena.snoad@dunelm.org.uk

 

Have a great week and see you all at Informal Ball this Saturday!

Maddie xxx

 

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Brilliant opportunity for a meal with Ernst & Young

To Grey College,

Introduction to Professional Services - Dinner with Ernst & Young
Monday 5th November, 6:30pm, Pennington Suite
Apply by Wednesday 31/10 - 21.00 by emailing m.e.leaf@durham.ac.uk

As you start to think about your future after university - have you ever considered a career in professional services? Ernst & Young is a world-leading professional services organisation. Our 152,000 people help some of the world’s most successful organisations work better and make vital business decisions.

Ernst and Young has identified Durham as a desirable pool of talent and at 6:30pm on Monday 5th November, a team of Durham alumni will be hosting an informal introductory dinner in the Pennington Suite to meet potential candidates for our Internships and Graduate Schemes. The team would love to meet students from any year that might be considering a career in this industry and will be on hand all evening to offer advice and answer any questions that you may have.

As a result of the event being free of charge, unfortunately there is a limited capacity. Whilst it is not our intention to discourage anyone from attending if you wish to do so, please respond to this email with your name, year, degree course and a single sentence explaining what you hope to get from the event - if successful you will be sent an email with confirmation of your place.

I cannot emphasise enough that it is never too early to start thinking about life post third year, so we would be particularly happy to meet first and second year students who are starting to think about their future careers - and what better way to do so than in the comfort of your own college!

For more information about Ernst & Young and our undergraduate and graduate programmes, please visit our website www.ey.com/uk/careers

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing some of you on the night.

The Durham EY Graduate Recruitment Team

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Careers Blog!

Hey Grey! 

 In this blog I will give you some examples of Business Angels, a website to sign up to and a reminder about the CV workshop taking place on Saturday 3rd November!


Business Angels

Jenny Ball – HR Manager at Ford Motor Company – graduated in 1995 with a History degree

She is happy to talk to anyone interested in a career in HR and can also provide a more general overview of anyone looking to work in the Automotive industry.

 

Michael Cannon – Senior Scientist at Proctor and Gamble – graduated in 2002 with a Chemistry degree and also has a PGCE qualification

Can talk to people about applying for internships with P&G as well as share his experience of the company.

 

Chris Norman – Trainee Solicitor at Clifford Chance – graduated in 2011 with a law degree

Has undertaken internships at Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells as well as successfully being invited for interview at several magical circle firms.  He is therefore a great person to talk to about any application/interview related issues.  He was also Law Society President and careers officer so has lots of contacts.

 

A reminder that a great way of keeping on top of job/internship application deadlines is by signing up to www.Top100GraduateEmployers.com

 

Finally, please remember that the CV and careers workshop is on Saturday 3 November from 10am until 4pm in the Pennington Suite.  Please join the Facebook group and if you want a one to one session and haven’t yet sent me your CV then there may still be a chance as there are a few spaces left.  So send me your CV asap if you want any guidance. 

http://www.facebook.com/events/508930629133962/?fref=ts

 

Have a great week!

Maddie

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Careers Blog!

Hello Grey,

I hope that you are all enjoying your first week back (or second if you are a Fresher), please read on because this blog is packed full of exciting information and opportunities.


Firstly, for those of you that are not already aware, Grey has a scheme called Business Angels where you can contact alumni that have a career that you might be interested to get advice.  There is a brilliant website (www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels) which lists all the alumni that are taking part so you can search by subject, job sector or name etc.  It is a great way to get ideas about possible jobs and to find out about how to get into different areas.

Here are some examples of Angels you could contact:
Jules Benham (BBC Broadcast Journalist) -  graduated in 2006 with a geography degree, taken internships with BBC Radio Derby, BBC East Midlands Today and BBC Countryfile.  Has information about different skills needed for media, the importance of experience and the reality of the media world.
Martin Murrell (Director of Consumer Experience for Capital One) – graduated in 1985 with a degree in physics.  Has a wealth of experience in the finance sector and has great advice about different roles within the banking industry.
Al Strang (Brand Manager at GlaxoSmithKline for Aquafresh) – graduated in 2004 with a degree in geography.  Keen to be emailed questions about marketing.  Has advice about applying for marketing jobs.


Another great way to find out about employers is through reading the new edition of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers book.  Here is a message from the Brand Manager:
The new 2012-2013 edition of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers book is out now.  Collect your free copy today from the Durham Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre – while stocks last!  Based on research with over 17,000 graduates who left university in the summer of 2012, the new Top 100 book is the definitive guide to Britain’s most respected and sought-after graduate employers.  Find out which employer is number one for a record ninth year, read up on the graduate vacancies that Top 100 employers are offering in 2013, and check the latest starting salaries for graduates leaving university next summer.
www.Top100GraduateEmployers.com


Finally, there is a careers fair at the DSU on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October.  Head down and pick up some information from 11:00 until 15:30.


Have a great week!
Maddie

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FAO Finalists - Become a Business Angel

Congratulations on graduation!

http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels/join

I just want to remind you to sign up to Grey Business Angels this summer with what job you are doing after you graduate.  Please give as much detail as possible, as it really helps future generations of Grey students.

Becoming a Grey Business Angel means that you are happy to give advice to students about careers through replying to their emails.  You can share your experiences applying to graduate jobs, the experience that you had and give people new ideas about the different areas that they can go into after they graduate. The more information that you can give, the more useful it will be.  Business Angels is an invaluable resource that the College offers and joining is a great way to give back after you graduate. 

If you fill in a form giving explaining your graduate career and you tips to future students before 1st August then you will be entered into a prize draw and could be in with the chance of winning a lovely bottle of champagne or some gift vouchers.  It doesn't take that much time to do and leaves a real legacy with the college.

Remember, the more that you have the say, the more useful it is for future students.

http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels/join

Have a brilliant summer and feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Maddie xxx

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FAO: Finalists - Careers Email!

Hey Grey Finalists!

 

I hope you are all looking forward to graduation and enjoying your last few days in Durham.

 

Consultancy Opportunity

 

A Grey alumni, Lauren Welford, who is recruiting for a small consultancy firm called Regester Larkin, has contacted me about the possibility of taking on a couple of recent Grey graduates.  The company specialises in crisis management and reputation strategy and is looking for a couple of researchers to work in London.  This is an incredible opportunity being offered to Grey students and is something not to be missed.

 

If you are interested then please look at further information on the Regester Larkin website (http://www.regesterlarkin.com/working-with-us/current-vacancies/junior-consultant-london/), which features a synopsis of the role and an application email address.  For advice about potential applications, Lauren Welford is happy to be contacted directly.  (lwelford@regesterlarkin.com)

 

 

Grey Business Angels

 

Once you graduate you should sign up for Business Angels.  It is an online database of Grey alumni that lists their employment, experience and advice for Grey students on careers.  If you become a Business Angel then you can help students by being available to be emailed and by passing on tips about the working world.  Grey is one of the only colleges to offer this brilliant scheme and the more people that join, the better.

 

To join, all you have to do is fill in an online form.  It doesn’t take long and means you can be part of the careers community that can help Grey students for years to come.  It is a great way to give back to college!

 

If this hasn’t already persuaded you to sign up then hopefully the prize draw will.  There is a bottle of champagne and some gift vouchers up for grabs to some lucky Grey finalists who sign up for Business Angels before 1st August.

 

http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels/join

 


Good luck with graduation and have a brilliant life after Grey!

Maddie xxx

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Career's Blog!

Hi Grey,

 

It is coming to the end of term and the summer is a great time to think about careers!  Many internships open their application processes October, so get thinking about what you want to do when you graduate over the summer and keep checking out the CAS emails for opportunities.

 

Here are some Business Angels to give you some inspiration:

 

David Baines – graduated with a degree in zoology in 1968 and is now Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for Embrex (a Pfizer company), has great advice on CVs.

 

Koen de Bisschop – graduated with a degree in law in 2000 and is now an Attorney for Freshfields.  Has also worked for Linklaters and can offer advice on working as a solicitor in London.

 

Tomas Stanton – graduated with a degree in physics in 2006 and now works for the Home Office in explosives and weapon detections.  Has some great advice for students who are still unsure of which career path to follow.

 

http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels

 

 

FAO Finalists

 

Once you graduate you should sign up for Business Angels.  It is an online database of Grey alumni that lists their employment, experience and advice for Grey students on careers.  If you become a Business Angel then you can help students by being available to be emailed and by passing on tips about the working world.  Grey is one of the only colleges to offer this brilliant scheme and the more people that join, the better.

 

To join, all you have to do is fill in an online form.  It doesn’t take long and means you can be part of the careers community that can help Grey students for years to come.  It is a great way to give back to college!

 

If this hasn’t already persuaded you to sign up then hopefully the prize draw will.  There is a bottle of champagne some gift vouchers up for grabs to some lucky Grey finalists who sign up for Business Angels before 1st August.

 

http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels/join

 

If you are on Finalists’ Formal tonight then look out for the little slips of paper at every seat with the Business Angels address on.

 

Have a great summer everyone!

Maddie xxx 

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Career's Blog!

Hey Grey!

 

I hope that exams are going well and revision isn’t getting you down. 

 

I have some new and some old Business Angels for you, so check them out and when exams are over drop them an email if you are interested in what they do:

 

Helen Pagett – graduated in 2004 with a degree in Natural sciences and is now a Barrister specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance.  If you are interested in training as a barrister, she will be a very useful person to ask about the process.

 

Carys Foot – graduated in 2008 with a degree in Mathematics. Currently an accountant, trained with PWC, and is now looking to work in the charity sector.  A great person to contact if you are interested in training as an accountant, but also a future Angel for those interested in working for a charity.

 

Robert Stansfield – graduated in 2002 with a degree in History and is now a News Reporter for the Daily Mirror.  Has had internships with different papers and is a brilliant Angel for those interested in a career in journalism.

 

Christian Manito – graduated in 2000 with a degree in Social Sciences.  Spent nine years working in Investment Banking and Consulting and has now joined London 2012 and is on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.  This is very topical and interesting for those interested in sports and events management.

 

I hope you have all been reading the university careers emails, they keep you updated about local part-time jobs, internships and graduate opportunities.  For those than haven't noticed, at the moment the University is offering some work experience programmes with the University after exams.  Most of the deadlines are the 25th May, so check them out asap!


Good luck with exams!  Remember to have lots of fruit and veg to keep you healthy and energised during revision, it isn’t long til you can get back to pizza and vodka. J

Maddie xxx

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Careers Blog

Good Morning Grey,

You might have had a chance over the vacation to check out some careers opportunities, but if not here are some more new Business Angels that might tickle your fancy.

Eric Sampson (graduated 1967) - He is a senior civil servant and available to give advice on joining the civil service and explaining how varied and interesting the work can be!

Jeremy Diamond (1987)- He is a partner in a New York based advertising company, so anyone with an interest in advertising should talk to him.
John Molter (1974) - As VP at Procter & Gamble he is clearly a brilliant person to contact if you are interested in fast moving consumer goods or sales.
Louise Honeysett (2006) - She works at UNICEF UK and has experience in accounting, so is perfect for those interested in both charity and accountancy.

Contacting them is a brilliant form of procrastination, so get off Facebook and get onto the Business Angels website or the the Durham career's service website. If you have any questions about careers please do not hesitate to email me or talk to me if you see me in the library or around Durham.

Best of luck with revision,
Maddie xxx

http://www.dur.ac.uk/careers/
http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels

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Careers Blog

Hey Grey!

Hope you are all looking forward to the Easter holidays, but remember that this is a great chance to be thinking about careers!

 

Why not use your Easter break to contact some of the Grey Business Angels and get an idea about what you can do when you graduate?  This is not just for final year students, but also for those of you that are either unsure what you ultimately want to do, or just need advice on how to pursue your career!

 

The new Angels this week are… (drum roll please)

 

Paul Teasdale – He now lives in New Zealand and has had many different jobs since graduation.  These include food product management, aviation and consulting.  He graduated in 2001.

 

Mike Coxon – He works in advertising for a major newspaper company

 

Adam Ruddock – most of you will know that he was last year’s President of the JCR.  Adam is friendly and approachable, so very easy to talk to.  He has a training place lined up with a major Law firm and also wants to offer advice on the best careers website to check out.

 

So, in between munching on Easter eggs why not check the Business Angels website out and the University Careers website as well as my emails.  Your never know what job opportunities might crop up!

 

Happy Easter!

Maddie xxx

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Business Angels!

Hi Grey!


If you are worried about careers at all then worry no more!  I want to let you guys all know about the brilliant Business Angels scheme that Grey offers and how it can help you with your career decisions, internships and graduate schemes.

Business Angels is a database of over 360 alumni that have given their details for current students to contact them with questions.  We have a wide range of alumni from different subjects, working in different areas and at different points in their careers and they want to hear from YOU!  On the Business Angels website you can search alumni by subject, area or company and then browse through and read about what they do.  They have given their contact details and they want to know if you have any questions for them.  This is a brilliant resource and could help you decide what you want to do with your future, how to apply for an internship or even just see what kinds of careers are available for your degree.

We have some really interesting Angels and I will try and blog about a couple of interesting Angels every week to get you all interested.

So... the new Angels this week are:

Ian Harris - A self-employed actor who loves what he is doing and would like to be contacted by anyone who is in FTC or is thinking about a career in Theatre.

Matthew McMurray - Archivist of the WRVS.  Anyone who is thinking of entering this profession will have to do about 350 hours of work experience and Matthew may be able to offer this on a voluntary basis. 

James Freimanis - Graduated in 2008 and has gone on to do the Civil Service Fast Track scheme

There are many more Angels like this so have a look at http://www.greyassociation.co.uk/angels and think about your future!

Hope everyone is having a lovely term,
Maddie xxx


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Interest in a career in Law?

Hey Grey!


If you are interested in a career in Law, regardless of  whether you do Law or not as a degree, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.  Head down to ER140 on Thursday 23 Feb for a brilliant talk on law from a managing partner of the renowned law firm Baker and Mckenzie!


*********************************************************************************************************************** 
LOOKING AT THE LAW AS A CAREER? 
If you are considering Law as a career (regardless of what you are currently studying),you won't want to miss the chance to hear about it from the top man in one of the top law firms world-wide,right here in Durham.

Gary Senior is a Collingwood & Law Dept Alum who is now Managing Partner in the UK arm of Baker & Mckenzie, a globally acclaimed law firm which was this month recognised as Law Employer of the Year.It is hard enough to get a City firm partner up here for this sort of event, let alone the Managing Partner of such a prestigious company,but Gary will be speaking on " Law in the City - past present & YOUR future" at 15.00 on February 23rd in Elvet Riverside 140.Don't miss this chance to get your questions answered!!

***********************************************************************************************************************

Hope you are all having a good term!

Maddie xxx

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Grey Ernst & Young Employability Skills Workshop

Hello Grey!!!
 
Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful Grey Day!!!!!
 
Here comes the Grey Grey Ernst & Young Employability Skills Workshop. Ernst&Young has chosen Grey out of the hill colleges to hold this event because Grey is Cool!!
 
So, take this great advantage to prepare for your summer job/ future career/ graduate job! After the workshop, you can have Free BBQ with Grey Alumni and CAS advisor where they can answer any question you have in mind.
 
When? 14th June 2011  2.45pm - 7pm
Where? Holgate Room, Grey College
 
There are four sessions on that day. You only have to choose two out of them. If you are interested in coming, please reply with your two choices of topic:) But you have to move fast, there are limited places to this event!!

1. Improving your CV/Application form
  • You'll be reviewing real life CVs and application forms and suggesting improvements to tailor items to the specific job
  • You'll get top tips for improving your CV and application forms to help you in future job applications

2. Interview Skills - Presented by the Careers Advisors of Careers, Employability & Enterprise Centre  
  • You'll be working in small groups to answer and ask typical questions graduate employers present, taking on the role of interviewee, interviewer and observer.
  • You'll get feedback and useful advice on how best to prepare for success in future interviews.

3. Assessment Centre Skills
  • You'll learn what the typical elements of assessment centres are and what skills employers are looking for in each exercise.
  • You'll get useful hints on what to expect and how to prepare for any assessment centres you have in the future.

4. Commercial Awareness
  • You'll be working in small groups to use your commercial awareness skills to analyse news stories and their application to hypothetical companies.
  • You'll get useful advice on what employers are looking for from their graduates and how to improve your commercial awareness in the future.

Yibei xxx

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