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Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, copywriter, Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of skepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. I now work as a …

The Changing Legal Landscape – What Applicants Need to Know!

By Andrew Chow, second-year law student The significant rise in the number of law graduates each year, coupled with the disproportionately limited number of training contracts offered by law firms, inevitably leads to a fierce competition for training contracts. As an inherently service-based profession, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills …

Five Reasons Why This Challenge Is the Kick-Start Your Career Needs

By Jacqui Storey, Placements Projects Officer Whether a catchy or appealing job title reflects it or not, most roles involve collaborating with other people, thinking creatively and planning how to approach a project or piece of work. You can acquire these valuable skills through the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge. You’ll be put in a team with up …

Should I Do a PhD? The Pros and Cons

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer: Faculty of Science “Should I do a PhD?” “What potential career paths could it lead to?” These are big questions if you want to stay in the field of science-based research and development. The impact and outcome this has on the different STEM subjects is vast. For some sectors  you …

How Do You Figure out What Job You Want to Do?

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Officer – Sutton Bonington Campus How do people know what job they want to do? It’s a big question. You’ll probably know some people who’ve known what their ideal job is since school, but there will be other people who’ve thought about lots of different options but not yet found something they …

What Happens If You Change Your Mind About Your Career?

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) Where do you want to be in five years? A common career question that five years ago would have had me shaking in my boots. I was in the midst of recovering from a serious head injury – thanks to a poorly designed classroom and an innocent, but angry …

Building a Career in Construction: A Job That Can Take You Places

Last year, I attended the inaugural Spotlight On Construction, to find out more about this career path. I thoroughly enjoyed the event, which provided a great insight into what it’s like to have a career in construction. There was also ample opportunity to network with the speakers. This event helped confirm my interest in pursuing …

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 …