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1 st year Physics - Career Planning Why Now ? . Darren Johnson Careers Adviser. Why Now?. Career Planning A Process – Needs Time To raise awareness of opportunities including help from CAS. Career Planning Process. Self ↓ Opportunities ↓ Decision Making ↓ Applying.

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    1. 1st year Physics - Career PlanningWhy Now ? Darren Johnson Careers Adviser

    2. Why Now? • Career Planning A Process – Needs Time • To raise awareness of opportunities including help from CAS

    3. Career Planning Process • Self • ↓ • Opportunities • ↓ • Decision Making • ↓ • Applying

    4. What Makes You Tick? • Motivation • Interests • Personality • Values • Skills • Prospects Planner • www.prospects.ac.uk • My Potential

    5. Opportunities • Starting Points; • Options With Physics • www.prospects.ac.uk > Options with Subject > Physics • Physics Subject Folder – in CAS Information Room • Destinations of Durham graduates from your course • http://www.dur.ac.uk/careers-advice/durhamuniversitystaff/destinations/ • Institute of Physics - Careers Section • http://www.iop.org/activity/careers/index.html

    6. IAESTE Overseas Scientific Research Work – 10th Dec* deadline www.iaeste.org * current deadline

    7. Example Industry Insight Events • Insight Week PwC , insight into the different business areas (audit/ • assurance/consulting and • recruitment process. Apply asap at http://www.pwc.com/uk/eng/car-inexp/student/academy.html J.P Morgan Industry Impressions (Sales/Trading/Research) May 31st, 2009 www.jpmorgan.com/industryimpressions

    8. Example Industry Insight Weeks • Ernst and Young Work Experience – • Intro to Tax/Technology/Security and Risk • www.ey.com/ukcareers - apply asap • TargetChances investment banking for women • June 2009- Networking/CV/Workshops • London, 2 Day Event • Travel and Accommodation Paid • www.targetchances.co.uk

    9. Be Proactive ! • Attend events by CAS • Student Employment Service • Lunchtime Presentations – Interview/CV /Application Forms • Graduate Aptitude Tests – (occasional Weds 2.15) • Practise Assessment Centre (sign up at CAS) • Skills Workshops • Applications Advice/Quick Queries/Guidance Consultation • Check CAS website /The CAS Guide • Also • http://targetjobs.co.uk/work-experience/for-career-success-act-early.aspx

    10. Careers Advisory Service • 49 New Elvet (next to D.S.U) • Term Time – 10am – 5pm • Vacation – 10am – 1pm 2.15pm – 5pm • Tel: 0191 334 1424/1437 • careers- advice@durham.ac.uk • www.durham.ac.uk/careers-advice