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Why You Should Choose an Internship at a Start-Up

By Darren Choong (1) and Oliver Gee (2) It’s the time of year again when the Ingenuity Lab opens its doors to interns. Each opportunity is based at a start-up, offering you a unique insight into the world of work and enabling you to make a real impact toward the growth of a company. They’re also …

Employer-Supported Prizes: 5 Advantages You’ll Get by Applying

By Matthew Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Team Each year employers sponsor prizes rewarding students who have excelled during their time with the Nottingham Advantage Award. In 2017, there are 10 prizes you could win supported by Accenture, Boots, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Experian, EY, GSK, Mars, Save the Children, Teach First and also our Vice-Chancellor Global Graduate …

Avoid the ‘Placement Wave’ – Start Applying Now!

Sophie Parfitt. BSc Microbiology An industrial placement is not just getting a job for a year during your degree – it’s lifetime experience that can set you apart. So before end of year panic sets in, take some time to get yourself sorted for those placement applications. I started my placement journey way back in 2014 – …

What to Expect From a Spotlight On…

by Bethany Ramshaw, BSc Animal Science There are a lot of degrees that naturally lead onto a specific career. Lots of students who study medicine go on to be doctors; a common path for law students is to go on to be solicitor. The clue is very often in the title of the course – but not always. …

What Do Want From Your Career?

By Thomas McCann, Marketing Executive for Trendence Whether you are at an early stage in your degree or you are closer to graduating, the chances are that you have spent some time considering your future career and what life will look like after leaving university. In the 2015/16 academic year, trendence carried out some research …

Five (Realistic) Career Resolutions to Make in 2017

By student blogger Mike Walker, BA Theology Like most people, I’ve never been very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Looking back at my long list from 2016, I realised that I managed to complete a grand total of one. Shocking, right? So, this year I’ve decided to set some simple, realistic career resolutions instead.  1. Book a careers …

Christmas Career Wishes

PhD funding, work experience opportunities, a future for the NHS, and just a bit more clarity about their career are some of the things our student bloggers are wishing for this Christmas. Share your wishes in the comment box below and have a very Merry Christmas from your Careers team. Natalie Thorne is a post-graduate student studying psychology …

3 Steps To Make The Most of Networking Events

by Krishna Rajan, BMedSci, graduated 2016, and 4th medical student Even though my fellow colleagues and I are (un)lucky enough to know what job we will have upon graduating our course, most of us are still unclear about what career we see ourselves in. As a result, when career networking events pop up, I am …

Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

Q and A on numerical and verbal reasoning tests

By Sarah Durke Two thirds of graduate recruiters* use psychometric tests as part of their selection process, so it is highly likely you will come across them when applying for jobs or internships. Read our quick guide to numerical and verbal tests and then you can try some with the FREE Graduates First tests on …