Careers Café: Graduation- What Next?

The Careers Cafe is about bringing the student voice to the challenges and opportunities students and graduates face in advancing their career.

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Friday 28 May 2021

11:00 AM  to 12:00 PM

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About this event

The Careers Cafe is about bringing the student voice to the challenges and opportunities students and graduates face in advancing their career. Rather than 'telling' you what to do it is about a real conversation about the chosen topic with relevant insights and views from students, graduates and employers. This time we are talking with and about the #Classof2021. Are you graduating this summer? Or maybe you are earlier in your degree programme but are interested in understanding the plan for transitioning from University to.....what next?

There are so many variables that impact on your transition from University. Your academic studies, your subject area, your understanding of what you want to do! Some of you may be in the enviable position of knowing what is happening next but most of you do not, and that's ok. This conversation is about listening to the challenges students face, learning from those who have been there, and having a conversation that is going to help you move forward.

If you are parking the 'Graduation-What Next?' question or are just blatantly ignoring it, then why don't you come along to the Careers Cafe and listen and/or participate in the conversation about you can do after University. We'll give you a clue....most people have no idea what happens next, you just have to run with it and be the best version of yourself!

Guest speakers include:

Sarah Gregg - Entrepreneur, Psychologist and Published Author, alumna from Ulster University with a degree in Social Psychology, 2005. Sarah’s business is based on the psychology of happiness and flow, helping her clients through evidence-based self-improvement strategies. “At The Power to Reinvent, you can expect down to earth, straight-talking, no-nonsense advice. I’m not a fan of jumping up and down shouting ‘your dream life can be yours, it’s so easy (the truth is, if it were that easy, we’d all be living the dream). It’s going to take courage, radical honesty and getting to know yourself on a deeper level. But it’ll become the most exhilarating adventure you’ll ever go on, and I can assure you, you’ll never look back.

Micky Quigg - Games Development Manager at New York GAA, (Class of 2014) after graduating with a BA Hons Drama from Magee was elected as VP of Student Affairs for the Magee Campus for Ulster University Students' Union. After serving two years, he then was elected VP Campaigns and Communications for UUSU across the four campuses. A passion for sport and Gaelic Games took him to New York City in 2017 – where he began his role as the Hurling Development Officer for New York Gaelic Athletic Association. He is now Games Development Manager for the organisation - overseeing the coach education structures, games opportunities and club development initiatives across all codes at both youth and adult level.

Kevin McStravock - A Journalism with French graduate from Ulster University. Upon graduating in June 2016, Kevin took up position as the Vice President for the Coleraine Campus in Ulster University Students' Union, before being elected for two further terms as UUSU President. Kevin was elected to the Union of Students in Ireland in July 2019 as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, a position he has held since then. Kevin was also appointed Deputy President of USI in July 2020. Kevin will leave USI at the end of June, where he will be going onto a new role as Press, PR and Communications Officer in the Quality Assurance Agency [QAA]. 11.15-11.30am Anthony Rice - History graduate from Ulster University(Class of 2020). Experienced Data Analyst. Skilled in Research, English Language, Data Entry, Data Analysis, Networking, Microsoft Power Bi and Excel. Effective digital skills including using pivot tables in Excel to analyse financial data efficiently and using conditional formatting to help visualise key financial values.