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How I Maximised My Experiences at Nottingham To Accelerate My Career

By Alan Chan, BSc Economics (2013) and MSc Entrepreneurship (2014) When I look over my university experience and career development to date, I always find it interesting how one thing led to another. As I connected the dots, I began to recognize patterns that reveals my entrepreneurial traits that were shaped during my time at …

5 Effective Ways to Prepare for an International Job Search

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger As an international student studying at a global university, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a “global candidate.” Essentially, how can I stand out as an applicant when searching for jobs internationally? Throughout the past year I’ve attended several events at the University, including the Go Global …

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 …

5 Ways Studying Abroad Can Improve Your Prospects

By Lydia Percival, student blogger Going to a university less than an hour away from where I live, it may come as a surprise to some that I have decided to study in Australia next semester. I first heard about the study abroad program through my course department. Seeing what a fantastic opportunity it would …

How to Apply for an Academic Job in China and Be Successful

By Dr Wan (Victoria) Hu; MA Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting, and PhD Translation Studies at The University of Nottingham. Dr Hu is now a lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. The number of Chinese students in the UK is increasing, and if you are a PhD …

Should I Do a Masters?

By Alice Gould Before I went on my year abroad in Sweden, I had no intention of doing a masters; the thought had never crossed my mind. Law students aren’t really expected to do a masters. In fact, I’d even been told by a law firm at a careers event that they didn’t care about …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? How I Chose My Postgraduate Course

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Red or blue? When Morpheus poses this question to Neo in The Matrix, it introduces the theme of choice. If you hold a bachelors degree – or will do soon – you will probably have much more than two options to consider when it comes to your future!  Choosing the right postgraduate course is an art …

Spotlight On… International Development

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer  As part of our events programme, we held a Question and Answer panel sessions with speakers representing a variety of international development areas. They answered a wide and diverse range of questions during the session, which we have summarised below. So if you are keen to work in international development, …

Hiring trends in India – 2015 brings cheer!

By Varrtika Tarun Mudaliar, Country Advisor, International Office On the back of improved business sentiment and a booming job market, corporate India has revamped its programme to hire fresh graduates from campuses across the country and abroad. For the first time, many companies will utilise psychometric tests and aptitude-based interviews to select candidates with the …