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LCS Careers Day – European Languages


What next after your languages degree?

Want to get career ideas for after your degree? Fifteen graduates of the School’s European languages BA programmes will be back in Leeds to share with you their career experiences and top tips. Find out how alumni are applying their foreign language abilities or other distinctive skills gained during the languages degree and the Year Abroad. Students of all programmes are welcome to attend all sessions!

There will be panels of French (1-2pm), German & Italian (2-3pm), then Spanish & Portuguese (3-4pm) graduates, giving you wide ranging insights into professional life, from the BBC to founding a charity (The Butterfly Project), from international development work (Oxfam projects in Angola) to travel writing (Wowcher), from arts marketing (York Theatre Royal) to setting up in management consultancy (LeggWorkz), from advertising (Ogilvy) to professional services (PwC & EY), from publishing (Arc Publications) to joining the Arriva graduate programme and teaching (TeachFirst & PGCE). Follow the link below to read biographies of the panellists. All biographies are now available to read.

Register to attend as many of the panels as you wish using the links below.

Throughout the afternoon many of the graduates will be on hand to offer CV advice (1-4pm). Come along to Michael Sadler LG17 with a printed copy of your CV to get suggestions from industry specialists. No need to register in advance, just drop in.

From 4-5.30pm the networking party is a chance to chat to graduates over drinks and nibbles. Find out their top tips for succeeding in their sector and discover what their daily work actually entails. Register to attend using the link below.

Wed 29 November 2017

1-2pm French panel, chaired by Dr Richard Hibbitt
Michael Sadler LG10
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1-4pm CV advice
Michael Sadler LG17
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Get one-to-one advice on your CV from our panellists. 
Joel Isaacson (BA French) Assistant Audit Manager, Murray Harcourt
James Probert (BA French & International Relations) Assistant Producer, Newsround, BBC
Ella Rybacki (BA French) Senior Account Manager, 18 Feet and Rising
Natalie Vickers (BA French & Management) Associate, PriceWaterHouseCoopers

2-3pm German & Italian panel, chaired by Dr Stephan Petzold
Michael Sadler LG10
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Nicholas Anderson (BA English & Italian) Bi-lingual English-Italian TV researcher
Rodolfo Barradas (BA Italian) Marketing Manager, York Theatre Royal
Barbara Hodkinson MBE (BA French & German) Founder, The Butterfly Scheme
Catherine Irving (BA German & Spanish) Salesforce Solutions Consultant, CRM SuperStars
Hannah Leggott (BA German) Director, Leggworkz Ltd

3-4pm Spanish & Portuguese panel, chaired by Dr Thea Pitman
Michael Sadler LG10
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Julie Harrington (BA Management Studies & Portuguese) CEO, Core Charity
Rebekah Karabinas (BA Portuguese & Spanish) Business Process Manager, Arriva
Dr Esther Dusabe-Richards (BA Linguistics & Portuguese) Research Fellow (Applied Health Research), School of Nursing, University of Leeds
Ben Styles (BA English & Spanish) Digital Editor, Arc Publications
Ramona Tudosa (BA Chinese & Portuguese) Senior Projects Assistant, Victvs Global
Hannah Young McHugh (BA English & Spanish) Senior Content Executive (Travel Specialist), Wowcher

4-5.30pm Networking with LCS students and graduates over wine, juice and refreshments
Michael Sadler LG15
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Chat to graduates over drinks and nibbles. Find out their top tips for succeeding in their sector and discover what their daily work actually entails.




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