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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, …

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 …

Five Tips to Help You Find a Graduate Job with Your Dream Company

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering Way back in October 2015, right at the beginning of my second year, I wrote my first-ever careers blog post. For it I covered the civil engineering autumn careers fair. I went along with a particular goal in mind: to kick-start my search for the perfect summer placement.  Little …

Transferable Skills You Can Develop With Any Degree

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering I recently attended the first ever Spotlight On: Alternative Careers For Engineers. It was aimed at students who didn’t want to become graduate engineers and wanted to explore different career paths. I have really enjoyed studying civil engineering for the last four years, but I was still …

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 …

Five 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 …

10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Monday 11 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you: 1. Graduate vacancies for 2018 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across …

Six Speedy Ways to Impress Employers at the Graduate Jobs Fair

Exams are in sight, but have you thought about what you’d like to do after you leave the world of revision, exam stress and post-exam celebrations? Our Graduate Jobs Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet employers and find out about job opportunities for 2018 and beyond. If you’ve not had much time …

Women In Engineering: Part Two

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering On 2nd February, engineering students from across the faculty joined professional engineers from a range of industries to discuss what it is like to work in a male-dominated industry. I am writing this blog exactly one year since I published a post called “How women are thriving …

What to Expect From a Spotlight On

by Bethany Ramshaw, second-year, studying biosciences There are a lot of degrees that naturally lead onto a specific career. Lots of students who study medicine go on to be doctors; a common path for law students is to go on to be solicitor. The clue is very often in the title of the course – but not always. …