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The Two Sides of Career Mentoring

By Sarah Brumpton, Career Mentoring Administrator The mentee, Jemima Willgoss I started studying food science with little idea of where I wanted to go with it, and having read about the benefits of Career Mentoring I thought it would be really helpful to have someone to guide me with career choices. My mentor is Sam …

LinkedIn Guide to Starting Your Career After Graduation

By Darain Faraz, spokesperson for LinkedIn If you have graduated this summer but haven’t got a job lined up yet, don’t worry. LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz shares his top tips for building your network and sussing out your first career move. Get visible It’s completely normal to find yourself surfing the net when you’re supposed to …

My eMentoring experience

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger You may have heard about some of the mentoring schemes offered within the University – I took part in the in the career-focused scheme. The eMentoring scheme runs from November through to March and offers the chance for students to be paired with University alumni professionals from a wide range …

It’s a Two-Way Street: Finding the Right eMentor for You

There are countless reasons to join the career-focused eMentoring scheme, and you’re actively encouraged to do so as a student. It’s your chance to be personable and familiar with an alumni who can offer you their experience of your chosen industry as well as giving you an opportunity to potentially widen your professional network.  What …

What will be your story? Make the most of university

Ask any graduate you come across, time flies by when you’re at university. Before you know it you’ll be wearing a gown and shaking hands with the Vice-Chancellor. That’s far away now, and it’s the here and now that matters, so why not go and explore all the ways to make the most of your …

It all started at Nottingham…

So often in life we’re told to be realistic and to take tentative steps towards our dreams – sometimes to the extent of putting them on hold and forgetting what they were in the first place.There is no wrong path to take as you aim to find your feet in the world and we are …

The 3 Ds of a quality application for career-focused eMentoring

By Adam Shooter, Postgraduation and Statistics Coordinator (Alumni volunteering & eMentoring) The eMentoring scheme puts you in contact with alumni currently working in industries or positions that you may be considering as a future career. It is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the inner workings of an industry that you might not …

Be inspired by alumni

By Adam Shooter, Postgraduation and Statistics Coordinator (Alumni volunteering, eMentoring) Mentoring is a common practice in the workplace, with new staff often being mentored by more experienced staff members. Having someone with experience and knowledge to turn to for advice is an invaluable for personal development in all walks of life. We have a careers-focused …