Career Day at TASIS

Discover a World of Opportunity

Monday, October 16, 2017
8:45 a.m. to noon

Over 50 Speakers representing:
   Over 45 Industries
   14 + Career Tracks
300 + Students.
All this and CASH prizes!  
 
So much potential packed into a few short hours.  No student should miss it.  
While our pre-registration site is now closed, ALL Upper School students are welcome to attend, and all who attend are eligible to win one of four £50 Royals Café gift certificates.

Learn more about our career tracks and speakers right here, and make the most of the day.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES   SCHEDULE OF THE DAY   ROOM ASSIGNMENTS


Career Day is presented by TASIS Advantage, the network of TASIS parents, and is an internal TASIS England community event for TASIS England students only
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Architecture and Real Estate Development - houses, buildings, cities.

We all know iconic buildings, buildings which can define a city or a country – the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building to name a few. Good architecture transcends time and is a cornerstone of society that brings good design to the general public. Wikipedia describes Architecture as "the practice of the architect" and refers to planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience.

Real estate development is in a few words "the business of creating space."  It's art, it's community, it's multi-purpose. If you’ve ever been in a shopping center, museum, apartment complex, hospital ... it's all real estate development. There are many facets of the business from ground up development, to renovation and reuse of existing spaces, to name a few. Real estate developers work closely with many other disciplines: architects, sales, contracts, law, marketing, building contractors, etc.

Engineering - imagine LEGO® on steroids. What can you build?

Engineering is in Everything! Wikipedia describes Engineering as the application of mathematics, as well as scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge, to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, processes, solutions, and organizations. Our guest speakers will discuss careers in a variety of engineering disciplines, including: chemical, electrical, mechanical, petrochemical, and software / computer engineering.

Science - solve life's most challenging puzzles.

Wikipedia describes Science as a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Applied science is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, like technology or inventions.  

Technology - Gadget Guru

Wikipedia says Technology ("science of craft,", from Greek) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings.

Careers in (high) technology go beyond those of the engineers who create it. Many exciting careers are built on applying or using tech to its fullest. We have a few speakers who will discuss their careers, and how they use state of the art technology in their work.

Finance - how to use money to make more money.

Financial Management means planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the financial activities such as procurement and utilization of funds of the enterprise. It means applying general management principles to the financial resources of the enterprise.

Finance decides what happens with investments and dividends, how and when to spend, and what to do with the assets not spent.

Accounting - How to spend, save, and hide money.

You can consider Accounting the language of the business. It communicates so much of the information that owners, managers, and investors need to evaluate a company’s financial performance.

Marketing - decide what to make, and how to sell it.

Wikipedia says Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships. The American Marketing Association has defined marketing as "the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large."

Marketing is used to create, keep, and satisfy the customer. With the customer as the focus of its activities, it can be concluded that Marketing is one of the premier components of business management - the other being innovation.

Human Resources - who to hire, who to fire.

Wikipedia says Human Resource (management) is primarily concerned with the management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and on systems. HR departments are responsible for overseeing employee-benefits design, employee recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal, and rewarding (e.g., managing pay and benefit systems). HR also concerns itself with organizational change and industrial relations, that is, the balancing of organizational practices with requirements arising from collective bargaining and from governmental laws.

Law - what can and cannot be done, legally and ethically.

What is law? Thomas Hobbes (a British  philosopher) stated that “Law is the formal glue that holds fundamentally disorganised societies together.” Accordingly, the law can be described as a body of official rules and regulations, generally found in constitutions, legislation, judicial opinions, etc., that is used to govern a society and to control the behavior of its members.   

Law has also called the “cement” of society and an essential medium of change. Knowledge of the law increases one’s understanding of public affairs. Its study promotes accuracy of expression, facility in argument, and skill in interpreting the written word, as well as some understanding of social values (Glanville).

The study of law may be an undergraduate courses of study – as in the U.K., much of Europe, and Australia. Alternatively, law in the United States and Canada is generally entered into as a postgraduate degree after the completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree.   

Upon completion of a law degree, there are additional requirements, differing  by jurisdiction, which must be met before a law graduate may be called to the Bar and licensed to practise law.  Law is excellent preparation too for careers in government, business, non-governmental organisations, research institutions, and many others.

International Business - open up new markets.

Sales could be considered the life-blood of an organization. No sales, business fails. It supplies the nutrition (the funding) to the organization. It is the top line figure that all other parts of an organization draw from in order to get their resources. Traditionally, people studied for one career, developed an expertise on a product, and enjoyed working with customers, and–voila–a salesperson was born. Today more and more universities are establishing a specific sales curriculum.  

Lucrative, competitive, and exciting, sales is more and more becoming a chosen career path, not just a role someone transitions into after discovering it as a passion.  

Often people think of business development as sales. However, there are plenty of differences. Wikipedia says business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations. Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships.  

Entertainment & Performing Arts - add zest to life.

Now more than ever entertainment and performing arts can encompass all kinds of creative content. Acting is probably the least exciting part! We have three professionals from three different facets of the industry to share their experience with those interested in following a career in the performing arts. One creates amazing never-before-seen visual effects, another creates the music and scores, and the third has acted and continues to pursue an exciting career in the field.

Politics and International Relations - shape the future of the humanity.

These are both very broad topics with a number of different types of professions in them.  

According to the dictionary, politics is the study of the activities associated with the governance of a country or area. These jobs can be on local or national levels. It can relate people elected into office or people hired or appointed to jobs within the government. 

International relations is the study of an international system composed of territorial states which acknowledge no superior authority over matters which they consider of vital interest. It deals with the nature of the changing relations between states and with non-state actors. (Taken from www.lse.ac.uk/study/.../internationalRelations/overview_and_features.aspx)

Careers in politics and international relations could be in just about any academic field of study, the foreign service and diplomacy, international organisations and think tanks, non-governmental organisations, and many other related areas. Graduates would also be valuable to any large multinational corporation. 

Journalism - information is power.

Fake news, news trolls, mainstream media? Just the facts, please. Journalism is reporting events, ideas, people, etc. preferably in an unbiased way!  It has also changed with social media and the Internet. Who are journalists? Who are media personalities? Come hear what our speakers have to say about journalism in today's world. 

Medicine - because life is precious.

Medicine is typically thought of as doctors and nurses who tend to people and animals to help keep them healthy and functioning. In today’s world that could also mean researching various types of cures for diseases.

“Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.” (From Wikipedia.)

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