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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 …

5 Ways to Break into the Media Industry

By Olivia Maguire, third year student studying English We’ve all been there, finding what seems to be the perfect grad job on Milkround – only to be confronted with the dreaded list of ‘preferred requirements’ for the role: A 2:1 or higher? I mean, that’s achievable Confident and determined? Totally! Ability to meet deadlines? I’ve …

What is a project manager, and why is it a great career choice for graduates?

By Simon Buehring, Managing Director at Knowledge Train Projects enable change and growth. They are a vital part of business life and organisations in every industry around the world perform them. Without projects, new and improved products, better infrastructure, cutting-edge marketing campaigns or events like music festivals might not exist. Projects will always exist and so …

How Many Ways Can You Get Paid To Work With Words?

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Writing is a wonderful hobby, and an excellent skill to help you achieve success in life. I myself have always been an avid writer, from the stories I wrote as a kid to the blogs I produce now for Careers. I have always known I wanted to write …

STEM students looking for summer internships – Why not try something a little different?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Internships are hard to get – yes, you all know that! Securing something that’s really closely matched to your degree can make the search even harder. With that in mind its worth keeping your options open and as broad as possible. Why not consider something completely different …

What I Learned During Work Experience at a Magazine

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I  was nearing the end of my first year and decided I needed to add some work experience to my CV. An opportunity at a magazine presented itself, and I ended up getting a lot more out of it than just learning how to make a good cuppa. …