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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 …

How I Landed a Dream Engineering Internship in Germany

By Edoardo Cocconi, second year, mechanical engineering 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 …

The ‘I’ Word: Do I Need an Internship?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant At a recent careers fair, I spent the day talking to students about work experience schemes offered by the Careers and Employability Service. Time after time, these similar questions came up: “If I don’t get an internship is it going to affect my chance of getting a …

How I Found Work Experience While Studying – to the Ingenuity Lab and Beyond!

By Bhavishya Ramchander, final year, Management You have just entered a competition with thousands of students at the University of Nottingham in the race to build a career. So, what makes you different? The merit you get at the end? The modules you studied? All those 9am lectures you persevered to attend? Yes, they all help …

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: Five 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 …