Career Development Exhibition
We are delighted to welcome you to the 2023 ULSB Virtual Career Development Exhibition, running from Tuesday 21 March to Friday 24 March.
The theme for this year’s exhibition is Career Success in a Global Dynamic Market.
See below for information on all sessions in the exhibition.
Journeys to Career Success: Career Development Exhibition 2023 Launch Evening
Tuesday 21 March, 5.30pm -8.00pm
The launch event was a huge success, featuring Join Alex Hill, Director of Finance at DHL and Byron Dixon, Founder and CEO of Micro-Fresh. Thank you to all of those who attended the event.
A reminder that UoL students posting about the evening on LinkedIn have the opportunity to win a first prize of £100 Amazon gift card or a second prize of £50 Amazon gift card.
The following online sessions do not require booking. Put the session Teams link into your calendar for session date and time.
Online events: All student attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a range of prizes, including vouchers up to £100. The more sessions you attend, the more likely you are to win!
Also, students posting about the online Career Development Exhibition on LinkedIn will have the opportunity to win a first prize of £100 Amazon gift card or a second prixe of a £50 Amazon gift card.
Online Launch: Session 1 - Explore the Future of Management and Leadership with Yemi Oluseun
Wednesday 22 March 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Yemi Oluseun, Chief Automation Officer, The Change Hive
Hosted by Linda Ralphs, ULSB Deputy Dean for Education
We are delighted to welcome Yemi Oluseun to deliver our ULSB public lecture also launching our online Career Development Exhibition 2023.
Yemi will be in conversation with Linda Ralphs, ULSB Deputy Dean for Education. Yemi is a business leader and mentor, passionate about change and people. She is listed on the UK Top 100 Computing Weekly Most Influential Women in Technology for 3 consecutive years. Yemi will be sharing her career journey, her thoughts on the future of dynamic management and leadership and her key advice for career success.
Yemi is the Chief Automation Officer at ‘The Change Hive’, a low-code and no-code business process automation agency.
Over the last 14 years, she has helped several FinTech & SaaS companies automate their business processes using proven systems, including low code and no code tools, so they can scale sustainably.
She led the digital transformation programme at EAB, a boutique Arab bank. She also previously delivered the key parts of the Brexit programme and the Ring-Fenced Bank project at Barclays.
Yemi is passionate about change and people – she is a business mentor on the Prince’s Trust Next Step Programme – where she helps young entrepreneurs get their business ready for seed funding.
She holds an MBA, plus First Class and Distinction Degrees in Computer Science.
Online session 2 - Networking / LinkedIn Masterclass
Wednesday 22 March 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Speaker: Sarah Jackson, expert coach
Hosted by Fran Vickers, ULSB Careers Team
Networking is powerful job search, research, career and professional development tool. Over 80% of opportunities come via networks and the ‘hidden job market’.
Vital for 2023 and beyond …. Sarah Jackson, Expert Career Coach will discuss the power of networking in today’s global, dynamic recruitment and business marketplace.
Online session 3 - Supporting International Students into Career Success
Wednesday 22 March 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Speakers: Fran Vickers, Careers and Employability Manager at ULSB, Gaile Lloyd Jones, Employability Coordinator at ULSB, Pankaj Bhatkar, Research Assistant at CRISIL Irevna UK Limited (An S&P Global Company) and School of Business Alumni and Paul FitzGerald, University of Leicester, Careers and Employability
How can international students prepare to compete in a competitive job market and make the most of their UK studies.
Online session 4 - Expert Panel Session: How to Build a Career in Banking and Finance
Thursday 23 March 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speakers: James Hewitt, Investor from J.P.Morgan, Rikki Masterson, Director of Lloyds Banking Group and Trusha Lakhani, ACCA Global Council Member and Founder and CEO of Great Business Matters Ltd
Hosted by Paul FitzGerald, University of Leicester, Careers and Employability
Join our expert panel to find out more about working in banking and finance, what recruiters are looking for in candidates entering the field and how to succeed within this dynamic sector. The session will also include time for questions.
Online session 5 - Expert Panel Session: How to Build a Career in Marketing
Thursday 23 March 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Speakers: Lucia Santos, Marketing Brand Manager of Carolina Herrera - Puig, Victoria Buckingham, Global Strategy Director of PHD Media and Benedict Adu, Account Manager of Ericsson
Hosted by Gaile Lloyd-Jones, ULSB Careers Team
Join our expert panel to find out more about working in marketing, what recruiters are looking for in candidates entering the field and how to succeed within this dynamic sector. The session will also include time for questions.
Online session 6 - Developing and Working in a Start-up Business
Thursday 23 March 5.00pm - 6.00pm
James Macfarlane, University of Leicester Alumni 2009 BA Business Economics, Founder and President of PM Connect Limited. PM Connect Limited connect the world’s biggest brands to new fans and partner with the best brands with MNOs. They deliver content that matters to customers and grow revenue and have grown from Birmingham to the global stage since 2012. They now process 50m monthly transactions and are connected with 30+ MNOs across 20 territories worldwide, reaching 300m consumers.
Anthony Laville, University of Leicester Alumni 2011 BA in Business Management Studies with Finance, and Founder and Director of Volume Property. Volume Property invest solely and jointly with venture partners to develop and manage purpose built student accommodation, co-living and private rented sector schemes in-house.
Lensa Jotte, University of Leicester Doctor of Philosophy – PhD Geography, Founder and CEO of Lenke. Lenke are water management experts, where satellite data could be used to monitor water resources and provide decision-making tools to local stakeholders, farmers and NGOs.
Hosted by Rajinder Bhuhi, Leicester Innovation Hub Manager
Join our expert panel to find out more about business start-up: the challenges, key success factors and support available for those looking to start-up or with the seed of a business idea. The session will be useful for anyone interested in starting their own business, interested in working for a start-up or anyone interested in entrepreneurship more broadly.
Online session 7 - Expert Panel Session: Working in Sustainability - Jobs to Save the Planet
Friday 24 March 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speakers: Tim Elliot, Facilitator, Speaker and UK Climate Ready Leader and Pamela Noakes, Global Sustainability Director, M&C Saatchi, Trustee, Reimagine Climate
Hosted by Cristina Fona, ULSB Lecturer in Marketing and Sustainability Lead
Join our expert sustainability panel to share their career journeys, their insight into working in sustainability and their views on how we can achieve a sustainable future for businesses in the current climate.
Online session 8 -The Journey from ULSB to Graduate Success
Friday 24 March 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Speakers: Ronan O'Callaghan, Responsible Business Analyst of Centrica Graduate Scheme, Joanne Wright, Data Analyst of GSK, Rochanne Elson, Business and Retail Banking Graduate of Santander UK and Vineet Daswani Joukani, Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Hosted by Fran Vickers, ULSB Careers Team
Join our graduate alumni panel to hear about their career journeys post-graduation and their key advice for future career success.
Online session 9 - Fireside chat with Dami Hastrup, Founder and CEO of Moonhub
Friday 24 March 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Speaker: Dami Hastrup, Founder and CEO of Moonhub, and School of Business Alumnus
Hosted by Dennis Pepple, ULSB Director of Employability
Closing the event we have Dami Hastrup, Founder and CEO of MOONHUB, the UK's premier virtual reality training platform. Dami previously worked at PetroVision Energy Services as a Support Analyst. In the past six year, Dami has led the acceleration of Virtual Reality in the workplace. He is a member of the Evening Standard's Pioneer 1000 and Forbes 30 under 30 cohort of 2022.
Dami will discuss his career journey including the route to launching MOONHUB. He will share his thoughts on the current job market and key lessons learnt to support career success, drawing on his experience as a successful business leader, directly backed by Google, Meta and Microsoft.