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What does the career service offer for Media students?

Sophia Tang, 3rd-year International Media and Communication Studies student. As a Russell Group university, we wonder what is offered for students studying in the creative fields? You’re not a STEM student, or a Finance or Economic major, and neither an Engineering student… So what does that leave for us? However, let me explain to you …

On to the second; a post-hoc analysis of my PhD year 1 and where I think I’m going

By Andrew Wihelmsen, PhD student It feels an awful lot like I started my PhD no more than a few weeks ago, yet here I am writing reflections on what has actually been an entire year. I’m not sure where those mysterious 365 days went in all honesty. I’m fairly confident I’ve spent longer times waiting to be served …

Four ways studying abroad can help your career

By Joss Hillary, Information Officer With workplaces becoming more and more globalised; employers are looking for those with international experience. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to develop career-relevant skills you can showcase during job applications. Maximise your opportunities Due to my love of travel I always knew I wanted to study abroad and applied …

Five Dos and Don’ts of a Christmas break

By Dale Claridge, chemistry graduate The first semester of university can be pretty hectic. Whether you’re bogged down with essays and lab reports, or you’ve finally found a spare moment to start preparing for January exams, graduation can seem like more of a distant fantasy than an inevitability. However, anyone with friends who have completed …

What if I don’t want to be an investment banker?

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Are you an economics or business student? Have you come to the conclusion that investment banking just isn’t for you? So what do you do now? With so many career options available, it’s important to remember that just because a particular role or sector is a popular choice for your …

5 Signs Of A Positive Organisational Culture

By Abra Miller, Freelance SEO and Content Consultant, and alumna A job can offer the best salary, interesting and varied work, and a generous selection of benefits. But if you don’t gel with the organisational culture, even a job that looks perfect on paper can be a nightmare.  What do we mean by organisational culture? It’s the social and …

‘Oh You’ve Just Started University? What Do You Want To Do When You Graduate?’

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Picture this. You’re in your first year and you’re already getting questions about what you want to do when you graduate. How do you respond? Have you thought about it? Should you be thinking about it this early? Is anyone else thinking about what they want to do? Enter, the …

There’s More Than One Way to Get A Graduate Job

By Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser It’s that time of year when there’s an energy and buzz around campus with many employers attending our careers fairs and promoting their graduate opportunities through recruitment presentations. However, it is worth remembering that although graduate schemes are often the most visible option to students, they only account for …

How To Find A Job In Another Country If You Don’t Have Much Time

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Projects Officer Trying to find a good job in a different country can be difficult, especially if you have limits on your time and energy due to studying commitments. 1. Be clear about what sort of job you want If you are making a big decision to work in another country, …

Three Reasons You Need A Mentor

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hons) History, student blogger Why does anyone need a mentor? What does a mentor even do? Robin had Batman, Luke Skywalker had Obi Won Kenobi, Matilda had Ms Honey and Karate Kid had Mr Miyagi.  A mentor is someone to help and guide you, provide you with answers to …