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What Happens If You Change Your Mind About Your Career?

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) Where do you want to be in five years? A common career question that five years ago would have had me shaking in my boots. I was in the midst of recovering from a serious head injury – thanks to a poorly designed classroom and an innocent, but angry …

Starting a Graduate Job: My First Weeks as a Digital Marketing Executive

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) This September, after months of job applications, and rejection after rejection, I stumbled upon an interesting and exciting role at an HR software company called Cezanne HR. The position was for a Digital Marketing Executive, and as I have experience in digital marketing, I thought it would be …

Why I Decided Against A Graduate Scheme

By Callum Goodin, MSci Hons Physics For the last four years I’ve been working towards my MSci Physics degree. Soon into my degree, I realised I had a real knack for programming, and wanted to explore that further in my own time. Gaining experience for my CV Towards the end of my third year, I …

My Experience on Deutsche Bank’s Autism Work Placement Scheme

By Vibusan Pathmanathan, BSc Hons Mathematics (2016) In my final year, I approached the University’s Career and Employability Service to explore potential opportunities. I’d been diagnosed as autistic at the age of six, so I was hoping for advice tailored to my specific needs. I met with a careers adviser on a weekly basis who introduced me …

The Post-MBA Job Hunt: What I Wish I Had Known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. This blog was originally published on the NUBs Postgraduate Careers blog on March 24, 2017. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. If …

Why a Graduate Internship Was the Best Decision for Me

By Rachel Hoskins, BA Hons Archaeology (2016) As an arts graduate with an archaeology degree, the prospect of getting a job was daunting to say the least. It wasn’t the right time for further education and I found it hard to settle on what I really wanted to do with my future. I decided to apply for …

Working in Digital: Five Tips from Five Graduates

Impression is a small digital marketing agency in Nottingham, and almost a quarter of its 22 permanent staff are recent University of Nottingham graduates. We each came to the company in a different way, so we come together to tell our stories about working in digital, and share some top employability tips. Liam Wade: Don’t be afraid to …

From Maps to Apps – The First Year of My Career

By Alex Davies, BSc Geography (2016) Somewhere around my final term of university, I realised my dream of becoming a pro MMA fighter was probably going to be hindered by the fact I had forgotten to attend any training. Desperate not to end up living with my parents after I graduated, I researched the next …

Why the Creative Industries Love Arts and Humanities Grads

Natty Moore, BA (Hons) English and History (2016) This time last year I was donning my cap and gown to become a graduate of English and history. I knew I wanted to work for a creative agency, but was unclear how to present my academic skills. Why would employers choose me over someone with an art and design background? These anxieties were …

Why Should You Choose a Local Law Firm?

By Rebecca Lister, Trainee Solicitor, Rothera Sharp You might have an idea about the areas of law you want to work in, but what about the kind of firm you want to work for? I’m a Trainee Solicitor at Rothera Sharp, having joined the firm in 2016. I completed my law degree at the University …