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Professional business services; Social mission; Journalism, publishing and writing

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Panel Q&A: 18:30 - 19:30 Please arrive from 18:15 to take your seat in the lecture theatre for 18:30 start
Informal Drinks Reception: 19:30 - 20:30
The event will start with one of three panel Q&As, followed by the opportunity to talk informally with the participants over drinks and nibbles. You'll have the chance to ask questions and meet professionals from a range of sectors, finding out more about different roles and opportunities as well as routes into these areas. 

Book your place on the Careers Gateway: 

Professional Business Services bookings

Social Mission bookings

Journalism, publisng and writing bookings

Read the panellists' profiles in the event programme:

Careers in.. business services, social mission, journalism, writing, publishing (PDF , 528kb)

Note: Marina Dooney, Professional Business Services, is no longer able to attend

Careers in... Professional business services

Professional business services include teams working in HR, audit, finance and consultancy. Their job is to provide specialist advice to support the development and effective running of an organisation.  Have a look at our job sector pages to find out more before the event, and come with your questions for our panel.

Our panel guests include:

  • Sebastian Betts, Managing Partner, York Community Consulting
  • Melik Cinar, Senior Graduate Recruiter and University Partnerships Consultant, FDM
  • Andy Douse, Director, RED Internal Communications
  • Chantelle Lomax, Employability and Placements Coordinator, The York Management School, University of York
  • Hizzer Ramzan, Client Associate - Private Equity, Third Bridge

Careers in... Social mission

Would you like a career where you can make a difference and have a positive impact on society? Come and hear from employers and alumni who have jobs where they promote a good cause, work in sustainability, or advocate for increased social responsibility within business. You'll learn how these jobs are changing and what skills and experience you need to pursue a career with a social mission. Ask your questions in the panel Q&A, and chat to our invited guests over drinks and nibbles.

The panel:

  • Heidi Chan, Ethical Trade Consultant, Impactt
  • Richie French, Teacher of Mathematics at at local Secondary School
  • Lakechia Jeanne, Girls in Science Founder, and Graduate Government Officer
  • Kat Oliver, Energy Specialist, Bulb
  • Nigel Poulton, CEO of York charity, The Island, with previous experience in development work internationally

Watch Lakechia talk about starting Girls in Science on our Youtube channel, and read about Nigel on our blog.

Careers in... Journalism, publishing and writing

There are a wide range of roles available within journalism, publishing and writing, attracting graduates from diverse degree disciplines. Panel members will include employers and alumni working in traditional and emerging roles, so you can find out first-hand what the work is really like.  Explore our sector pages to research potential options in advance. Ask your questions in the panel Q&A session or over drinks afterwards.

Speakers include:

  • Helen Barton, Commissioning Editor with Cambridge University Press
  • Dave Edwards, Senior Journalist (Presenter/Reporter), BBC Look North
  • Karen Munro, Principal Medical Writer, PRA Health Sciences
  • Meg Roberts, Creative Director, Schwa Consulting

Listen to Helen talk about publishing on our podcast: What do you actually do...?! and read her contribution to the Meet the Panellists blog.