Jump-start your career in OR, analytics or data science


The UK’s only operational research careers fair will take place online!

The OR Society’s Careers Open Day Online connects students from STEM fields and other numerate degrees with top OR, analytics and data science employers to discuss job opportunities and the benefits of working in these sectors.

I will hold the Careers Open Day 2021 online which means you can watch, interact and learn all from the comfort of your own home. Your event platform link will be sent to you when you register. 

You will enjoy FREE ACCESS and can:

  • Connect one-to-one with OR and analytics employers
  • Learn how to apply for your dream job
  • Attend interview and CV skills sessions
  • Gain insight from advice and case studies

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When booking your place please use an email address other than your university address if you are graduating soon to ensure that we can send you the information you will need to join us. 

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Save the date: Wednesday 17 November 2021

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What to expect on the day

The Careers Open Day 2021 is an excellent opportunity to launch your career in operational research, analytics, or data science.

Throughout the day you'll learn what employers are looking for, how to create an impact with your CV and have the chance to attend sessions such as interview skills workshops.

Not only will the day prepare you for securing a job in OR, but you'll also:

  • gain insight into what the world of work looks like now
  • hear from industry professionals who have found their perfect career
  • learn about a day in the life of an operational researcher, analyst or data scientist.

Our Careers Open Day will introduce you to a number of organisations through sessions, talks and one-to-one calls, where you can learn about life working for their company and what work they do. Many of these employers will be actively hiring, so make sure you ask for their top tips on applying for a job with them!

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright, Careers Open Day 2020

 
Start   End
10:00 Event opens  
10:00 Opening session*

11:00

11:00 Exhibitor stands open 12:00
12:00 Optional session/workshop 13:00
13:00 Exhibitor stands only 13:30
13:30 Optional session/workshop 14:30
14:30 Exhibitor stands only 15:00
15:30 Optional session/workshop 16:00
  Event closes 16:00

We'll continue to update this table as sessions are confirmed. Follow The OR Society on social media to stay in the know.

*The Opening session will consist of; a welcoming speech, 2x 15min headline sponsor talks, and advice on how to get the most out of the day.

Find your dream job at companies like these:

Logos of companies that have exhibited at previous open days

Key highlights from last year

  • Abideen Sadiq and Tanaka Nyamande shared their experience of joining Capgemini and how they use what they studied in machine learning in the real world
  • Robin Wood from GORS explaining the opportunities available for graduates within the various Government OR departments
  • Questions such as: 'How can I demonstrate I’m a suitable applicant?' and 'How can I become a lecturer?' answered in our Q&A sessions.