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Why a Graduate Internship Was the Best Decision for Me

By Rachel Hoskins, BA Hons Archaeology (2016) As an arts graduate with an archaeology degree, the prospect of getting a job was daunting to say the least. It wasn’t the right time for further education and I found it hard to settle on what I really wanted to do with my future. I decided to apply for …

From One Intern to Another: 5 Top Tips for Your Summer Internship

By Diane Blything, Work Experience Officer So, you’ve managed to secure a role as a summer intern, but what now? How do you make the most of your time? Last summer, the Nottingham Internship Scheme placed 81 students in internships in 50 different organisations. We met up with them to find out what insights they had to …

Career Lessons You Can’t Learn In The Classroom

By Stephen Pritchard, Adzuna While exams, lectures and seminars may teach and test you, when it comes to the world of work there’s no substitute for real experience. Here, three interns currently working at the job search engine Adzuna tell us about some career lessons you just can’t learn in the classroom. Beatriz Corrêa, PR …

STEM students looking for summer internships – Why not try something a little different?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Internships are hard to get – yes, you all know that! Securing something that’s really closely matched to your degree can make the search even harder. With that in mind its worth keeping your options open and as broad as possible. Why not consider something completely different …

Why Should You Try a Summer Internship? Plus Bonus Tips for Medics

By Krishna Rajan, BMedSci, graduated 2016, and 4th year medical student Work experience – two words I used to shudder at the sound of. “Does that one thing I did that one time count?” I’d ask myself. It soon became clear that I needed to stop worrying and start looking. As a medic, my schedule is pretty …

18 Blog Posts About Showers: And Other Happenings During My Internship

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English This time last year I set my sights on a marketing internship I spotted through the Nottingham Internship Scheme. This is an initiative that hooks students up with local companies in paid roles.  When I saw that a position as a copywriter for the digital marketing agency, Distinction, was available, …

How a Local Internship Helped Me Land a Graduate Job

By Una Kunyha, BA Hons English, graduated 2016 This time two short years ago, I was facing the final months before it all got really serious – final year, and then graduation. I thought I wanted to work in marketing, but hadn’t really figured out much else. If you’re facing a similar dilemma to me,  don’t panic! …

5 Ways Travelling Can Enhance Your Career Options

By Ryan Neal, Student Communications Officer at The University of Nottingham, Editor at onemetal.com and a freelance copywriter It’s June 2010, roughly two weeks before graduation and I’m sat in the Careers office on D floor of the Portland building trying to work out what I want to do with my life. I’m about to graduate …

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 …

Three Convincing Reasons to do an Internship in Nottingham

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering Last summer, I spent an amazing five weeks doing an internship in Nottingham. I worked on a placement at an engineering consultancy, where many of the engineers had also studied at The University of Nottingham and stayed local after they graduated. As a student here, you’ve …