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Careers and Employability Service Go Global Conference Wednesday 11 December 2013, 9.45am–4pm — Jubilee Campus

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Welcome to our Go Global Conference

I am delighted that you are attending Go Global, our conference to help you to understand the international opportunities available to you when you graduate. At The University of Nottingham we recognise the value that an international understanding adds to the prospects and fulfilment of our graduates and are proud to have students from more than 145 countries studying at our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. We have the expertise to inform, guide and support you in making the right career choice for you, wherever in the world you hope to be. I hope that this conference will encourage and inspire you to think about your future and that you will use our services to help build your global career. We look forward to working with you. Nalayini Thambar Director Careers and Employability Service


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9.45am Arrival and refreshments 10.10am Welcome address Sharon Bell – Associate Director, Careers and Employability Service 10.20am Presentations from:

Polina Medvedeva – BA International Media and Communication Studies, third year

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mével – PhD French and Francophone Studies, graduated 2011 Lecturer, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Roneeta Gupta – BA Economics, graduated 2013 Business analyst, Accenture

Dr Joanna Al-Youssef Tutor of English for academic purposes and course coordinator at the Centre for English Language Education

11.20am Refreshments 11.40am Workshop session one (see below for details) 12.40pm Lunch (a vegetarian buffet will be provided) 1.30pm Workshop session two (see below for details) 2.30pm Refreshments 2.50pm Q&A session with an expert panel Please let a member of our team know during a refreshment break if you have a question you would like them to ask on your behalf 3.20pm Briefing about work permits and visas Ruth Hudson – International Officer, International Office 4pm


Workshop sessions There will be two workshop sessions during the day when you will be split into two smaller groups. Please follow the directions given by our team to help these sessions run smoothly. The workshops will cover: • Speed networking with graduate recruiters • Using international information resources • Marketing yourself to global employers


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Student and alumni profiles Polina Medvedeva

BA International Media and Communication Studies, third year My name is Polina. I was born in Moscow, Russia, where after graduation from a Spanish school I have started my studies at Moscow State University. I did two years of a bachelor programme in Spanish Philology. However, I then decided to change course and got accepted by The University of Nottingham. That’s exactly when I was able to complete my dream and become ‘international’, partly thanks to my course of international media and communication in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, and partly thanks to the unique international-friendly atmosphere at our University. I therefore speak four languages: Russian, English, Spanish and French. I also aim to learn Hebrew and Italian later in my life. As for my extracurricular activities, I was a course representative last year and now I’m on the committee of the Creative Student Network (CSN). I adore singing, art, big cities and travel.

Roneeta Gupta

BA Economics, graduated 2013 Business analyst, Accenture Studying at The University of Nottingham was undoubtedly the best experience of my life! I believed that I could design the pathway for my experience of studying 4,500 miles away from home. Consequently, I was involved with all societies that I was interested in, later streamlining to ones which would benefit me from a career perspective.


I tried to actively participate in every company event that I could attend. It was a wonderful opportunity to speak to leaders from different industries. I also had a part-time job and was on a committee for one of the societies. Additionally, I was involved in training the committees at the Students’ Union along with participating in the Nottingham Advantage Award and taking advantage of the international experience.

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mével

PhD French and Francophone Studies, graduated 2011 Lecturer, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies I’m currently a lecturer in translation studies at The University of Nottingham, and launched a new MA in Translation Studies in 2012. I teach (among other things) translation theory and audiovisual translation at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. My experience as a freelance translator working with both subtitles and websites has given me solid foundations in audiovisual translation, and I completed my doctoral thesis at The University of Nottingham in 2011. I also hold an MA by research (The University of Nottingham, 2007) and a PGCE (University of Leicester). I have a particular interest in the representations of non-standard varieties on screen, and on the theoretical underpinnings of juxtaposing two linguistic varieties in films. My latest project involves using a narrative theory framework, in order to analyse the cross-cultural dynamics of representations of Otherness in a corpus of multilingual films.

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Employer profiles

Bring your talent and passion to a global organisation at the forefront of business, technology and innovation. Collaborate with diverse, talented colleagues and leaders who support your success. Help transform organisations and communities around the world. Sharpen your skills with industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. We are in business to help our clients achieve higher performance. It’s why we’re recognised as one of the leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies in the world today. To us, transforming businesses, charities and governments around the world means helping clients get better at what they do – and that gets us excited.

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We are also a responsible business that knows what we do impacts on local communities, national markets and our planet. We focus on achieving longterm growth and sustainability, not short-term success. But what really differentiates us from our competitors is the strong set of values that guide us day to day. We can offer a rewarding and exciting career for those who are about to, or have, embarked on the early stage of their careers. Our global and diverse businesses provide opportunities in a wide range of areas such as commercial banking and investment banking, through to human resources, risk and technology.

dunnhumby is the world’s leading customer science company. We analyse data and apply insights from more than 400 million customers across the globe to create better customer experiences and build loyalty. Our insights and strategic process help clients create competitive advantage and enjoy sustained growth. dunnhumby employs more than 2,000 employees in offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and serves a prestigious list of companies including Tesco, The Kroger Co., Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Shell. 05

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Employer profiles

We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives us the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world. In fact, we believe we are the only pharmaceutical company researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three ‘priority’ diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields. Whatever your degree or career ambitions, at GSK, you have the opportunity to make a real contribution in a dynamic and diverse business environment.

Merlin Entertainments plc is the leading name in location-based, quality family entertainment and the world’s number two visitor attraction operator. We currently have 99 attractions spread across 22 countries and four continents, and aim to deliver unique and memorable experiences to more than 54 million visitors worldwide. We have a vast portfolio of reputable brands, from LEGOLAND and Heide Park, to Madame Tussauds and the EDF Energy London Eye. Our international recruitment campaign for exciting opportunities in business management and marketing within our graduate programme opens in early 2014.

Get ready for the international workplace with our ‘Becoming a global graduate’ guide Read it online:


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Go Global Conference brochure  

A one-day careers conference for EU and international students at The University of Nottingham.

Go Global Conference brochure  

A one-day careers conference for EU and international students at The University of Nottingham.