A Dark Abyss or the Sunlit Uplands of New Opportunity?

Join us for a talk by Jonathan Black – Director, Careers Service & Internship Office, University of Oxford on June 23rd 2020 at 6pm.

What does the future hold for new and recent graduates? Are all the old career plans unusable or can everyone carry on with minor adjustments? Where to place the bets for future success and how to prepare for the new world?

In this talk, Jonathan Black, Director of the University Careers Service and author of the regular Dear Jonathan column in the Financial Times, will consider the landscape before us, place some bets on the future, reveal how employers assess candidates, and suggest ways that recent graduates and benefit from the pandemic-driven upheaval. There’ll be ample chance for questions.

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About the Speaker:

Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at Oxford University since 2008 after a broad career including in blue-chip management consultancy, international academic publishing, and co-founding a successful medical publishing start-up. 

In his current role at the Careers Service, Jonathan coaches students one-to-one with careers advice, runs workshops and seminars for groups of undergraduates and postgraduates, trains colleagues, and devises new and innovative programmes that provide hands-on experiences for students. He works with senior academics to explore how the Careers Service can support academic work, presents at seminars and conferences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and the USA, and runs research programmes on what is required in order to secure a graduate-level job.

Jonathan writes the fortnightly, ‘Dear Jonathan’ column[1] for readers’ careers questions in the Financial Times, and produced three short careers videos for the FT in July 2018 and anchored six 10-minute FT/YouTube careers videos[2] launched in April 2019. His recent book, ‘How to find the Career you’ve always wanted’[3] was described by Baroness Gillian Shephard as, ‘One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced.’

Outside the Careers Service, Jonathan is Chair of the Oxford Hub charity promoting social enterprise and volunteering for students across Oxfordshire, is a Governor of Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, and member of the Oxford Alumni Society Board.

References:

[1] https://www.ft.com/jonathan-black

[2] FT Career Starters (part of FT Schools) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdvCHWVtE4&list=PLqIpf04KBv61XrP8rtadMl5YpVxZt7Wkc 

[3] Little, Brown 978-1-4721-4369-3

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Virtual Movie Night – Jun 2020

No, that isn’t the logo of U.N.C.L.E., even if it looks familiar somehow.

Get your tickets for a night in at the movies! Register here.

Following a successful first virtual gathering, we are hosting a movie night for the Oxford10 family! We asked for your votes on a highly curated list of highly rated movies, and the results are in – we will be screening the thrilling action-comedy The Man from U.N.C.L.E!

“But coronavirus! How do you maintain social distancing?” you might ask. Fear not, for we will be using the Netflix Party app. It’s a free extension that you can download and which will allow you to watch any Netflix movie (such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) with others from the safety of your home!

(Newsflash: We’re not being sponsored by Netflix or Netflix Party.)

So grab your popcorn, blankets, friends and family, sign up here (so we can send you the link) and come and enjoy an exciting night of fun.

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