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Advertising, Marketing and PR; Big Data; Policy and Development

Wednesday 20 February

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.

Event programme spring 2019 (PDF , 462kb)

Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR

Advertising, Marketing and PR is a diverse and interesting sector which employs a wide range of graduates.  Featuring a panel Q&A with York graduates and other professionals working in a variety of roles, they will share their insights into how to get into their area of employment, what sorts of things employers will be looking for in potential graduates and a brief overview of their own background as well as taking questions from the floor - so come prepared with questions you would like to ask our panel! This is a great opportunity to find out more about this sector, and to chat to our panel over drinks and nibbles after the initial session. We've invited guests from a strategic marketing agency and start-up studio in York, a global experiential advertising agency, a specialist B2B technology PR agency, and a marketing executive from the heritage sector - more tbc.

Organisations represented include: iseepr, Like No Other, Momentum Worldwide, L'Oréal, National Railway Museum.

Careers In Big Data

Almost every action we take leaves a digital trail. The explosion in the amount of data we have generated since the dawn of the digital age has had a huge impact on organisations across sectors and has created many jobs. Big data and our ability to use it to our advantage is a hugely important to organisational strategy, intervention and operations - this is true across all sectors. Come and find out more about this sector, ask your questions in the panel Q&A, and chat to our invited guests over drinks and nibbles. We've invited guests who work as a Lead Data Scientist for Hiscox, an IT graduate recruiter - Specialist University Partnerships Consultant with FDM Group, Analyst with Aviva, Software Engineer, Bioinformatician, Lecturer in biological data science, and Distributed Systems Engineer.

Careers In Policy & Development

Policy and Development is a popular and competitive sector with opportunities in central and local government, think tanks, political strategy and public affairs consultancies and more. Come and hear from invited speakers about their experience of working in policy and development, and ask your questions in the panel Q&A session or over drinks afterwards.  Speakers include:  Head of Disadvantage and Strategic Delivery in the Department for Education, and Economic Growth Manager, City of York Council.