Career Day at TASIS
Discover a World of Opportunity
Monday, October 16, 2017
8:45 a.m. to noon
Learn more about our career tracks and speakers right here, and make the most of the day.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)