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How I Used University to Get My Dream Job

By Elise Jackson, University of Nottingham English Language and Literature alumna. I’ve been in my job as Marketing Executive at Trigger Publishing for five months. With only two weeks between my final exam and starting here at Trigger; the last year has been a whirlwind of change, all thanks to my university experience. I was …

Three Reasons I Was Nervous to Graduate (And Why I Didn’t Need to Be)

By Lorna Airey, BA Hons French Studies (2014) and Employability Officer at the University of Nottingham I remember approaching graduation with a mixture of excitement and dread. Excitement because I was celebrating four years of hard work with some of my closest friends. Dread because I could no longer ignore the question that people kept …

Launching a Start-Up: What You Need to Know

By Michael Millar, BSc Economics (2008) It’s thrilling to be at the cutting edge of development and innovation, and we hear about so many start-up success stories that many feel it’s an exciting fast-track to success. The reality can be a little different. Around 90% of start-ups fail. Those that succeed do so because they …

12 Ways to Get Your Foot into the Radio Industry

By Nellie Khossousi, BSc Hons Economics (2018), now spending a year working as an English Language Assistant and learning French. Follow Nellie on Twitter and read about her experiences working as an English Language Assistant in France on her blog. I’ve recently graduated and I am thinking of a career in the media industry. I’ve tried various ways …

A Day in the Life of a Technology Graduate

By Olivia Kaluna, BSc Management (2017) I’m Olivia and I’m a 2017 technology graduate at Dunelm. While no day is ever the same, here’s an insight into what I get up to… Around 8.45am I get to work. I usually end up having a chat in the car park about the baby alpacas I saw …

Started Your First Graduate Job? Stop! (Reflect) Carry On…

By Hannah Woolley, Education Hands up if the last few months have felt a little bit like a rollercoaster? You crammed for your finals, applied for graduate jobs, got your results, celebrated your graduation, and successfully navigated your first few months in employment. Perhaps it’s time to take a minute to just breathe? And if you …

Why You Should Always Work Like You’re In Your Notice Period

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) I’ve genuinely loved the whole of my experience working here at the University of Nottingham – read more about this here –  but it’s now time to move onto my next chapter. In recent conversations about my move and when I have said I have a three-month notice period, people have …

Five Reasons You Should Attend Physics Careers Week

By Liam Walters, BSc Physics (2018) I didn’t start thinking about my career until the third year of my physics degree, which is a three year course by the way! So Physics Careers Week was particularly timely and I’d recommend all physics students attend. Here are my top five reasons why: 1. Connect with employers …

The Most Important Skills for a Career in Finance

By Kimberley Roberts, University of Nottingham alumna and head of commercial finance at free debt advice provider PayPlan Outside the world of university awaits hundreds of possibilities. If you’re interested in finance, there are a number of key skills you will need for a successful career.  Why I chose Nottingham… and stayed in the area A hotbed for great employers, Nottingham is the perfect city …

Careers beyond Coding: Working in Technology without a Tech Degree  

By Olivia Kaluna, BSc Management (2017) There’s a common misconception that a career in tech is for someone who is purely data-driven. For someone who the thought of writing some break-through code is enough to get them out of bed in the morning faster than free pizza. While there is a growing demand for developers …