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4 Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at The University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep! The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

What Can You Expect on a Graduate Internship?

By Qinyan Li, MSc Management Psychology and Dominique Rowan, BA Hons Economics Is a graduate internship a better choice than immediately entering full time employment? As two students who graduated last year with an unclear idea of what we wanted to, we think so. A graduate internship provided real insights into working life, helping us to decide what …

5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Career at a Drop-In

By Kathryn Wright, Employability Officer Are you short on time? Do you feel stumped for career ideas? Are you nervous about asking for help? Whether you’re based at Sutton Bonington, Jubilee or University Park, you can come and have an informal chat to a member of our careers team – no appointment required. Get some career inspiration, …

Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

How to Get More out of An Employer Presentation

By Grace Pownall, student blogger Last year, I attended employer presentations by two engineering consultancies, Arup and Atkins. These presentations are designed to attract potential applicants for the company’s graduate schemes, however they are equally useful for someone searching for a summer placement or work experience, like I was.  Here are five reasons why employer presentations …

Taking the Direct Route into a Graduate Job

By Toby Cope, BArch Hons Architecture, graduated 2015 Having worked part time all through my studies in a marketing role, when it came to thinking about what my first job after university would be, I made the decision that a graduate scheme was not for me. Finding the right mix I was really keen to …

5 Most Important Things I’ve Learned Since Graduation: The Story of a Life Coach

By Rachael Redgate, BA (Hons) Geography (2011) I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2011 with a BA Hons Human Geography. I was excited to get out into the world and start my career. So I did. I found myself a job in a law firm, spent some time travelling around Peru and even tried …

5 Employability Benefits of a Masters Degree

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Could your postgraduate degree be worth £200,000?  While some jobs require a specific postgraduate qualification, there are many others where this won’t be specified as an application requirement. However there are still a number of reasons why a postgraduate qualification such as a masters degree could be of particular interest …

3 Things Finalists Need to Know About the Graduate Jobs Fair

If you’re a finalist or postgraduate, we know this is a busy time for you. Adding extra dates to your diary might be the last thing on your mind. So let’s get to the point. Here are three reasons why you should stick around until the 6 June and put the Graduate Jobs Fair in …

How I Survived My First Assessment Centre

By Alice Gould, student blogger After the stress of January exams and coursework deadlines had finally come to a close, it suddenly dawned on me that I will be graduating very soon. I don’t have much longer left as a student. In barely a few months, I am going to have to face the fact …