What is the Calculating Careers Fair?
The annual Calculating Careers Fair, held in the spacious atrium of the School’s Alan Turing Building, is packed with graduate employers, from Mazars and Morgan Stanley, to Teach First and Tessella.
It’s a great opportunity for students to network with a number of graduate employers, all of whom will have a particular interest in the skills and expertise afforded by the study of mathematics. You will also learn more about the graduate positions and career paths available within each company.
Designed exclusively for students and recent graduates of the School of Mathematics, previous fairs have attracted over 30 internationally renowned employers and more than 700 students – many of whom have gone on to achieve graduate positions with employers first contacted at the Fair.
When and where the Fair taking place?
This year’s fair will be held in the Alan Turing Building, 11am-3pm on Wednesday 12th October 2016.
Which employers will be present at the Fair?
Confirmed employers for this year's Fair include; Aimia, Amec Foster Wheeler, BJSS, BNY Mellon, BP, BresMed, BTS, The University of Manchester Careers Service, Centrica, DTSL, Ernst and Young, FDM Group, Fujitsu, HMRC, IMA, Inside Careers, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Lubrizol, Mazars, Morgan Stanley, Postgraduate study at The School of Mathematics, Prospects, Protocol, RBS, Teach First, Tessella Ltd and The Tutor Trust.
What kind of opportunities will they be advertising on the day?
As well as their current graduate positions, many of the employers attending the Fair will also be recruiting to their internship schemes and summer placements, which can be a great way to build real-world experience of a specific company or sector.
Should I still go to the Fair even have no idea what I want to do after university?
Whatever your year of study or particular career ambitions, the chances are that the employers attending the Fair will have opportunities and advice that can help you navigate the graduate recruitment cycle and help you make your first steps onto the proverbial ladder. It’s definitely worth coming along to network with company representatives and get your face and name known.
How do I register?
No need to register - just come along on the day!
I'm nervous about talking to employers - help!
Karen Butterworth (our Mathematics Careers Consultant) will be holding a talk prior to the event, 'Preparing for the Calculating Careers Fair'. This will include tips about applications, interviews and job hunting, as well as crucial advice on how to network professionally and effectively with recruiters. The talk will take place on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 1.15-3.15pm in Room G.108, Alan Turing Building. Again, no need to register, just come along on the day!