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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 …

Expanding My Horizons with an Internship in Beijing

By Kiera Rose, third year, animal sciences Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses …

My Internship Communicating Culture in Italy

By Megan Spoor, final-year, architecture Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses such as …

How I Successfully Applied for a Summer Internship

By Daniel Adams, final-year philosophy student During my second year at university I felt I should get an internship over the summer. This was for several reasons. I was aware of the growing importance of having relevant experience to complement my degree. The PR industry was alien to me and I wanted to familiarise myself with …

The Final Countdown!

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus With spring term drawing to a close, your thoughts may be turning towards summer and the dawning realisation that there are only 14 weeks until you finish university. Had you already started thinking about your career plans before assignment deadlines loomed large? Maybe you’ve not contemplated life after graduation yet? Whichever camp you’re …

100+ Internships Exclusively Available to Nottingham Students

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant The Nottingham Internship Scheme started in 2014. That summer, 22 students joined local companies across Nottinghamshire in a handful of different roles. Four years on and more than 100 students will successfully navigate a real-life recruitment process to work in a local SME, start-up or charity in the summer. While the …

My Summer in China with Huawei

By Lawrie Cate, final-year computer science student As a computer science student, my life is all about dealing with technology, and China is at the forefront of the global tech picture now more than ever. ‘Made in China’ is the ubiquitous label on our electronics and gadgets, yet many people in the UK know little about …

How the International Work Experience Grant Funded My Month in Sri Lanka

by Abigail Bennetts, third-year, psychology student Two weeks after finishing my second-year exams, I flew out to Sri Lanka to spend five weeks living in jungle surroundings on a mental health placement.  One of the best parts of it all? The Careers and Employability Service awarded me £750 towards my trip through the International Work …

How to Impress on Your Internship in Five Easy Steps

by Sinead Butler, second-year, English and Philosophy student Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The process of searching for spring or summer work experience has begun. It’s also never too early to start thinking about how to impress on your internship when you do secure one. Going into a new working environment and …

Five Dos and Don’ts of a Christmas break

By Dale Claridge, final year, chemistry student The first semester of university can be pretty hectic. Whether you’re bogged down with essays and lab reports, or you’ve finally found a spare moment to start preparing for January exams, graduation can seem like more of a distant fantasy than an inevitability. However, anyone with friends who …