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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 …

Plants to People: How I Became a Recruitment Consultant

By Tom Cox, BSc Hons Plant Science, graduated 2016 A plant science graduate, a semi-professional cyclist, a youthwork volunteer and a blogger all walk into an office… Sounds like it should be the start of a joke that’s going to need to be explained more than once doesn’t it? Rewind ten months and that was …

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 …

How Strengths Coaching Landed Me the Perfect Job

By Liam Walters, final year, studying physics; and Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer It was the autumn term of my final year at university. I’d been invited to a video interview for a risk management graduate position in the financial sector. I hadn’t done anything like this before, so I booked a practice video interview …

Okay, What’s Next? Preparing for Finishing University

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Are you coming towards the end of your degree?  Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, whether you are planning to continue in education, move into the world of work, or have other plans (or no plans yet!), one thing is certain – a change is coming. Naturally, your …

Five Sections of the Careers Website All Science Students Should Know About

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Your Careers teams have been busy recently updating some key information on the University careers website. If you are researching your future career options as a science student, you might find the following sections helpful: 1. What can I do with my degree? Now updated for all schools in the …

The Future of Work: Opportunities in 3D Printing

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser for Science and Engineering 3D printing – or additive manufacturing to give it its proper name – has been around for a long time. In fact, the first patent for early 3D printing technology was filed in the 1980s. However, in recent years, the technology has developed rapidly and …

Your Most Frequently Asked Careers Questions, Answered

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science There are a number of different reasons you may choose to visit the Careers and Employability Service. You might have found an opportunity you want to apply for and need some help or advice on the recruitment process. Equally, you might be at the beginning of planning …