In conversation: Graduate employment in uncertain economies

In conversation: Graduate employment in uncertain economies

In conversation: Graduate employment in uncertain economies
Thursday 24 September 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Thursday 24 September 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST
  • careers
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Humanities, Social sciences

In the current humanitarian crisis the economic impact of Covid 19 is taking a toll on the labour market and the career plans of many early career graduates and Alumni are being affected. In conversation with the panel, Emily will discuss how the panel navigated a difficult labour market, job loss and uncertainty, into recovery. With a focus on practical advice to navigate the labour market the panel discussion aims to shine a light on how strategic aims, resilience, networks and self-evaluation can help towards finding meaningful employment.  

Speakers

Emily Packer

Emily Packer

Emily is a qualified Careers Adviser with the University of Cambridge Careers Service. Working in career development and recruitment for 8 years Emily works with employers and clients to support career planning and recruitment aims. In the wake of Covid-19 Emily is leading the labour market information project for the Careers Service to develop resources and tools to support our clients. Emily is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Registered Career Development Professional.  

Venkat Ramesh

Venkat Ramesh

Venkat Ramesh graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences in 2008. Venkat is a Senior Product Manager and Business Analyst at J.P. Morgan, having previously built his career with Citi after Deutsche Bank beginning his graduate career with Lehman Brothers in 2008.  Venkat is passionate about learning how technology can benefit society, and encouraging those interested to be part of the story. 

Emily Hardy

Emily Hardy

Emily Hardy is PR manager for Peakon – a Danish software firm that specialises in employee engagement and strives to improve the world of work. Before venturing into the tech industry, Emily worked as a business journalist at publications including Daily Mail Online and Retail Week. When Emily graduated from Cambridge in 2008, she went on to drama school and enjoyed six years working in musical theatre. 

Her gateway to journalism was theatre blogging and eventually reviewing for a range of theatre publications. 

Booking information

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Contact

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