School of Geography

Geography Careers Forum

9 February 2012

Time: 1:45 - 4:30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens Buiding

Find out about careers options for Geography and Environmental Science graduates and how to get into these career areas. This is the biggest and most important careers event of the year for Geography and Environmental Science students!

  • What careers are open to Geography and Environmental Science graduates?
  • What do jobs in these career areas involve?
  • What skills, competencies and knowledge are employers looking for in different career areas?
  • How will the skills, competencies and knowledge from your degree course help you get into one of these careers?
  • What do you have to do while still at university to get into these careers?

Hear about these topics directly from alumni and employers in a variety of relevant fields! A range of employers and alumni will be attending, including:

  • Elizabeth Hegarty, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Manager, London City Airport
  • Kate Bonham, Civil Service Fast Streamer, Department for Transport
  • Alice Howie, Secondary school Geography Teacher, John Henry Newman School, Herts
  • Ruth Smith, Editor, Community Care (journal for social workers), Reed Business Information (Journalism – includes publications such as New Scientist, Farmers Weekly, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Estates Gazette, as well as information services for financial and banking sectors)
  • Dr Kevin Skinner, Principal Consultant: Hydromorphology and River Restoration/ Management, Atkins Global (Engineering and design consultancy)
  • Zachary Wilcox, Researcher, Centre for Cities (non-profit, non-partisan urban policy research unit dedicated to improving the economic success of UK cities)
  • Nick Micinski, Communication and Training Officer, Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (charity working for rights and social inclusion of migrants and refugees). Also: Co-founder; Young Professionals in Human Rights (support network for young professionals trying to establish a careers in human rights work)
  • David Field, Regional Planner, Transport for London
  • Lisa Hooker, Software analyst, Lark Insurance
  • Nova Jackson, Supply Chain, Asda
  • Christopher Phiniefs, Project Sponsor - Station Capacity Strategy & Service Development, London Underground
  • Lisa Hewins, Accommodation Officer, Goldsmiths College, University of London

 

Registration is now open. To book: www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events

A £10 returnable cash deposit is required: please go to the Careers Service, room WG3, Queens Building to give your deposit.