School of Education CareerFest 2016
Humanities Futures 2017
Wednesday 15th March | 1pm – 4pm
B004, B Block, Cyncoed Campus
The Careers Service at Cardiff Metropolitan University has teamed up with the Centre of Entrepreneurship to bring you an afternoon dedicated to exploring future career options for humanities students.
The afternoon will be in two sections:
Part 1 – Guest speakers – 1pm – 2.30pm
A small selection of industry professionals will provide a short talk, giving insight into the creative industry sectors. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about potential careers and possibly find a career path that suits you. After each speaker there will be a Q & A where you are encouraged to raise any questions you may have about the creative industry.
Becky Brynolf – Digital Marketing Specialist
Becky Brynolf studied at Cardiff Met (formerly UWIC) before moving to London to gain a Creative Writing Masters degree. She has since worked in the film industry in various capacities for five years, script reading, script supervising, but predominantly in digital marketing. Her clients have been Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Studio Canal, HBO, Animatsu and Metrodome. She has just completed the digital campaign for Logan: The Wolverine.
Becky will be talking about her work in digital marketing in the film industry, and what the future looks like for digital marketing and film.
Christopher Smith - Innovation Policy Advisor, Intellectual Property
After completing his degree in Astrophysics at Cardiff university Chris joined the Intellectual Property Office as a patent examiner. Having been at the IPO for 8 years now Chris now works in the Innovation Policy team, dealing with IP in higher Education. Before moving onto his current role Chris expanded his knowledge of IP through completing a diploma in IP law and working in business outreach.
Chris will be covering what Intellectual Property is and how it might apply to your work.
Mike Griffiths – Reporter, ITV Wales
Mike is a reporter for ITV Wales. You'll see him on the nightly news programme Wales at Six. He'll talk about the skills needed for the job, sharing tips on how to stand out in an ever-changing industry.
Part 2 – Mingle – 2.30pm – 4pm
The second part of the afternoon will be a chance to mingle with successful entrepreneurs and professionals from the world of media, creative writing and drama. This is a great opportunity for you to have a casual chat about opportunities, benefits and realities of working in this sector.
Mingle attendees include:
- Steve Davies - Spectacle Theatre
- Louise Ralph - Taking Flight Theatre
- Christopher Smith – Intellectual property
- Steffan Jones - Lighting Ltd (Light, design, direction & consultancy for tv, concerts, music, theatres, and the performing arts)
- Stifyn Parri - Mr Producer (bilingual events & pr company)
- Afryl Davies - Goriad (radio and tv production)
- Luke Jones - South Girl Productions (recording studio)
- Plus advice on PGCE for anybody considering teaching as a career
Why should I attend?
If you are thinking of a career in the creative industry or want to explore alternative options, this an ideal opportunity for you to find out more from professionals who understand the sector. The professionals attending have been carefully selected to give you a thorough understanding of what career paths are available in the creative industry.
What do I need to do before attending?
Before the day prepare some questions for the industry professionals and entrepreneurs. This is the time to learn more about your options so make a list of questions prior to the event to make the most of the afternoon.
Please remember to book on the event via CareerHub.
The Careers Service is here to help you get the best out of this event. If you have any questions about the day or would like to speak to someone about how best to prepare, pop into the Careers Service on either campus to talk to us.