Careers in the Creative Industries July 23, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Careers in the Arts, Performing arts, arts administration, broadcast, creative, media, publishing, writing , add a comment
The creative industries are vital to the UK’s economic success and account for over 5.6% of total UK output. The sector is a popular choice for graduates but career progression tends not to be clearly defined and competition for entry roles is fierce. To help students and graduates navigate creative careers The Careers Group, University of London set up Careers in the Creative Industries which provides information, events and advice to help you break into the sector covering Media, Publishing, Visual & Performing Arts, Games & Digital Media, Journalism, and Culture.
Recently Careers in the Creative Industries has relaunched its social media platforms with Facebook and Twitter getting a new look plus a new Pinterest board making it easy to find the latest news, vacancies and career insights for the sector.
Careers in the Creative Industries runs several events each year on getting into the sector with presentations from industry professionals and the opportunity for students to network and get first hand information on starting their careers. Some feedback from recent events was:
“Incredibly useful. It really gave me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to make a start in the sector” (Getting into TV)
“I learnt a great deal about the industry … I felt more motivated to attempt applications” (Getting into Publishing and Writing)
“Great opportunity to learn about different aspects of the industry” (Getting into Digital Media)
There are more events planned for the new academic year – keep an eye on Facebook to find out what and when.
Gain inside knowledge of your chosen or potential career October 17, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Careers in the Arts, Careers in the City, careers advice , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London, organises excellent job-sector workshops for current students from member colleges of The Careers Group, University of London / GradClub.
These events offer information on getting into different industries and give you an opportunity to meet the professionals and other students interested in the same area.
This Thursday 20 October students who want a career in finance, but not investment banking, have an opportunity to hear about the other options. Financial Alternatives includes representatives from Barclays, Reuters, Allianz, Willis, CIPFA, P&G, Tesco, and Factset.
If you’re interested in getting into digital and interactive media we have a new event arranged for 22 November 2011. Careers in the Creative Industries will include advice from industry experts, top tips on getting ahead and a speed networking session.
Contact us for more information about either of these at email@example.com or on 020 7863 6042
The Careers Group on Facebook August 5, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : C2, Careers in the Arts, Careers in the City, careers advice, development, job vacancies , add a comment
The Careers Group Facebook pages cover a range of careers-based information. Our main page covers careers in general. We also have career sector pages for targeted updates on jobs, news, events and opportunities.
The Careers Group page lists graduate jobs, interesting careers news and events.
And there’s even a presence for The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk.
The sectors covered:
- Careers in the City
- Careers in Charities
- Exploring Graduate Entry into Medicine
- Starting Your Own Business
- Postgraduate Study & Training