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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 …

From MA History to a Career in Digital Marketing

By Stanley Dunthorne, MA History I enjoyed studying history but chose to leave academia at the end of my masters. After a few months working in sales/account management role for a local IT company, I decided this wasn’t right for me. I started exploring a career in digital marketing and soon secured a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with …

From MSci Physics to Pay-Per-Click Specialist

By Jonathan Catton, MSci (Hons) Physics My journey from physicist to digital marketer was by no means straightforward. When I started at University my plan was to go into industry as I wanted to do something practical with my learning – that’s why I chose physics rather than maths. However, during my degree I came …

How I Went from Biochemistry to Detective Inspector

By Mike Allen, Senior Investigating Officer at Nottinghamshire Police I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a B.Sc (Hons) 2:1 in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry and began my training with Nottinghamshire Police the following month. I spent the first five years of my service as a Response Officer, dealing predominantly with emergency incidents, …

What Can You Expect from a Career with the Police?

Claire Rukas, Police Inspector with Nottinghamshire Police. I joined the service in August 2007 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in law. I found university a fantastic experience, an excellent course and met friends who still have, and will continue to have, a huge impact on my life. I knew early …

How a Local Internship Helped Me Land a Graduate Job

By Una Kunyha, BA Hons English, graduated 2016 This time two short years ago, I was facing the final months before it all got really serious – final year, and then graduation. I thought I wanted to work in marketing, but hadn’t really figured out much else. If you’re facing a similar dilemma to me,  don’t panic! …

5 Ways Travelling Can Enhance Your Career Options

By Ryan Neal, Student Communications Officer at The University of Nottingham, Editor at onemetal.com and a freelance copywriter It’s June 2010, roughly two weeks before graduation and I’m sat in the Careers office on D floor of the Portland building trying to work out what I want to do with my life. I’m about to graduate …

How I Found My Vocation

By Joanna Grace, MA Special Needs, 2013 and Founder of the Sensory Projects Right now, it might not be clear what you’re going to next. It wasn’t for me. When I took my options at GCSE, I picked the subjects I was best at. When I chose my A levels, I chose the ones I enjoyed …

How to Get Over Being Totally Indecisive About Choosing Your Career Path

By Rachael Redgate, BA (Hons) Geography (2011) Do you feel overwhelmed by the myriad of career options available to you? Are you afraid of making the wrong choice? Do you know you want to pursue something you’re passionate about but aren’t so sure what that is yet?  On a good day, it feels quite liberating to …