Choose the right career path for you with our first Steer Your Career Conference

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Students at De Montfort University (DMU) will have the chance to help steer their themselves onto the right career path for them thanks to a conference led by De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU).

Our first Steer Your Career Conference, being held on Wednesday 25 April, will allow students to gain an insight into three different ‘streams’ of work or further study, and will help you decide on your next steps after your time at uni.

The conference is the brainchild of Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, and pulls in experts from the private sector, ‘third’ sector, and in-house experts at DMU.

And the best part? Our Steer Your Career Conference is completely FREE to attend, but you’ll need to sign up here first.

Mollie explained: “Steer Your Career is something that I’ve been planning all year to show that there isn’t just one path to a successful career in the future.

“Everyone has different skills and routes to take, and it’s important to know everything that’s available to you and to make sure you’re doing something that you enjoy.”

Sessions already confirmed include the secrets behind writing private-sector applications and completing psychometric tests with Charlotte Coore from Leicester’s Growth Partners, the difference between undergraduate and postgraduate study with current DMU PhD researcher Rachel Wall, plus a keynote session with Gradconsult’s Mike Grey.

More speakers and sessions will be announced in the build-up to the conference, which will take place in the Campus Centre between 10am and 3pm.


Mollie has been working on creating an employability conference as one of her main aims in her year as DP Education at DSU.

Mollie continued: “There are three work streams throughout the day. One of them is getting involved with further studies – whether that is a Masters or PhD – to continue your education, including how to write a successful application and the different styles of learning.

“There’s also a section for general business and private sector work, how to write an application and what to look for as well as psychometric testing, and then a final work stream on the ‘third sector’ and all about working for charities and public-sector organisations.”

You’ll gain confidence in searching and applying for jobs or further study after life at DMU, and will have a much greater understanding of how you’re going to get there after our Steer Your Career Conference.

“I know from personal experience it can be really difficult to decide on which route to take,” Mollie said. “There can be so many things to consider, and this day will help put some of those worries to rest for people.

“The conference has also had input from the university, where you can find out more about #DMUworks, which will help promote and support students looking at completing a professional experience or placement.

“It will be a great day and I hope to see as many of you there as possible.”

The conference is being held on Wednesday 25 April to allow as many students as possible to attend. All students at DMU – from first-years to final-years, undergraduate to PhD – are welcome.

Our Steer Your Career Conference is completely FREE to attend, but you’ll need to sign up here first.

Our Steer Your Career Conference is the brainchild of Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, and pulls in experts from the private sector, ‘third’ sector, and in-house experts at DMU.

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