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Career Paths for PIR Students-Series: Postgraduate Studies as the Next Step on the Career Ladder, 12th February 2015

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Career Paths for PIR Students-Series: Postgraduate Studies as the Next Step on the Career Ladder, 12th February 2015: Careers Ecvent- UGs
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Date and Time
12th Feb 2015 16:00 - 12th Feb 2015 17:30
Location
Chrystal Macmillan Building- 6th floor
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/other_events/2014_2015/career_paths_for_pir_students-series_postgraduate_studies_as_the_next_step_on_the_career_ladder,_12th_february_2015

This series of career events is organised for final year MA PIR honours students, who are beginning to consider what kind of career they would like to embark on.

The four events, run in semester 2, are designed to introduce possible career choices and a variety of career paths after graduation. The events aim to make abstract career ideas in politics and international relations more concrete – including a career in politics and government, a career in the third sector/NGOs/think tanks, a career of doing political analysis in the private sector, and postgraduate studies as the next step on the career ladder.

For this purpose, we have invited both junior and senior PIR alumni employed in four fields of ‘politics and international relations’ to talk inter alia about how they got started in their jobs, career development opportunities, and what working in their positions and fields entails. The format of the events is as follows. After our guest speakers’ brief presentations, students will have the opportunity to talk to the experts about their experiences in more detail, and ask for careers advice over a glass of wine and nibbles. The events run from 4:00-5:30pm.

If you have any questions about the careers events, please contact Dr Eve Hepburn, who is organising the events with the assistance of Sissela Matzner.

Our first event:

Postgraduate Studies as the Next Step on the Career Ladder, 12th February 2015

To register please follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postgraduate-studies-as-the-next-step-on-the-career-ladder-tickets-15469607011

Our guest speakers:

Carmen Gebhard, University of Edinburgh

PIR lecturer and Programme Director MSc International and European Politics

Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh

PIR Senior lecturer and PIR Postgraduate Adviser

Luke March, University of Edinburgh

PIR Senior lecturer and Director (Taught) of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science

Cera Murtagh, University of Edinburgh

PIR PhD student and MSc International and European Politics alumna

The subsequent events are as follows:

A Career in NGOs, Think Tanks and Charities, 26th of February 2015

A Career in Politics, Government and the EU, 5th of March 2015

Political Analysis in the Private Sector, 19th of March 2015

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