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Three Ways A Placement Year Can Help Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Office A placement year or a year in industry is often a full academic year, taken after your penultimate year at university. It’s a great opportunity to get work experience, either related to your degree or career aspirations.  So why should you consider an extra year? 1. You’ll benefit academically A …

How to Gain Digital Marketing Experience Outside of Your Degree

By Imogen Hibberd, English BA (Hons) (2017) If, like me, you are a student who wanted to get a digital marketing position, but didn’t do a marketing degree, you might be wondering how to get enough experience to land a grad job straight away. You’ll be glad to know that there are a number of …

How to Get the Most out of Sixty Minutes at a Careers Fair

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With lots of careers fairs happening at Nottingham, the possibilities available are vast. You might be thinking “How can I fit it all in?!” We know you’re busy and attending a fair while you have other deadlines looming might feel like a difficult task. Don’t despair, here are four things you can do to prepare; before, …

Four Steps to Help You Figure Out What You Want to Do After Uni

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer If you’re not sure what you want to do as a career, you’re not alone. It can seem an overwhelming task to figure out what you want to be doing once you graduate. But, if you break it down into smaller, more manageable steps then it doesn’t need to be as daunting. You don’t …

Five Activities on Jubilee Campus to Help You Start Thinking About Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer Did you know that careers events, advice and information are all available on Jubilee Campus too? If you live close by, study at Jubilee or just fancy a change of scenery, you have access to a fantastic offering. Here are five activities happening this term:  1. Come to the Jubilee …

Started Your Masters? How to Hit the Ground Running

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser As a taught postgraduate student, you are part of a community of more than 5,000 students studying for a masters degree or postgraduate diploma at Nottingham. There might be a range of reasons why you are studying your current course, be it a passion for your subject or the need to gain a …

Six Inspiring Ways to Spend Time Out

Taking time out can offer great personal and professional opportunities. You might take anything from a couple of months to over year – how long isn’t important, it’s how you spend it.  Decide why you want time out and what you want to accomplish. If you’ve just read Eat, Pray, Love and decided help you make time …

Why the Nottingham Advantage Award Is More Than a Great Addition to Your CV

By Leon Man, MSci Hons International Relations and Global Issues (2017)  I made two decisions at Nottingham that made me more attractive to employers: studying abroad and taking the Nottingham Advantage Award. You see and hear that the Award is great for your CV, adds to your transcript, and offers new skills and exciting experiences. But there’s more. I …

What Are Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Could One Kick-Start Your Career?

By Jiri Hromadka, KTP Associate at the University of Nottingham Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is  a three-way partnership between a university, a company, and a graduate or post-graduate, known as a KTP Associate. They work together on a two-three year project that aims to transfer knowledge from the university to the business. I am a KTP Associate with the University …

A Year on from Graduation: Living and Working in China

By Vanessa Wilson, MA Translation Studies, 2017 As graduation looms, so do thoughts about what comes next. Life after graduation may still seem unreal, especially when you’ve just recovered from dissertation writing and final exams. However, the summer is now definitely upon us, dissertations have (hopefully!) been handed in and graduate life beckons.  This time …