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Shy or Confident? 13 Employer Tried and Tested Networking Tricks

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English I recently attended an employer-led presentation about networking, given by John Owen from Royal Bank of Scotland. It was a concise and very helpful talk about how to make the most of a networking event. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert – or as John explained a ‘cat’ or a ‘dog’ …

3 Steps To Make The Most of Networking Events

by Krishna Rajan, BMedSci, graduated 2016, and 4th medical student Even though my fellow colleagues and I are (un)lucky enough to know what job we will have upon graduating our course, most of us are still unclear about what career we see ourselves in. As a result, when career networking events pop up, I am …

How to Start Your Career in Science Communications

By a final year PhD student Spotlight On… Science Communications and the Media is just around the corner, so we though this might be an ideal time to reflect on what happened at last year’s event. Six representatives from industries ranging from space exploration and experiments to ship investigations in Antarctica came together to share …

Guanxi, and 4 Websites to Kickstart Your Advertising Career in China

by Gianluca Fracasso, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2011 I started working while I was still at university, which was a great choice. I used Google to identify advertising companies I wanted to work for, and approached them directly to enquire about opportunities, even if none were advertised. At one point I even kept an …

Get Ready for the Graduate Jobs Fair in 5 Easy Steps

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Exams are coming to an end and the summer is nearly in our grasp. Before you say goodbye to a year of coursework submissions, exams, projects, viva sessions, lectures, field visits and internships – phew, that was a long list – there’s one more thing you need to do. Get …

Looking for a Placement? 3 Tried and Tested Steps to Follow

By Grace Pownall, student blogger Last October, I wrote my first blog post ‘On the Hunt for an Engineering Summer Placement.’ I’m excited to share that the hunt is over, and I have secured a summer placement with an engineering consultancy. The role is a structural engineering internship in the buildings department, which is the …

How Women Are Thriving In Engineering

By Grace Pownall, student blogger On 1 February, engineering students gathered with representatives from Arup, Siemens, PepsiCo, BP, and the RAF to discuss this statement: “Engineering is an excellent career for women to thrive in” The response was a definitive: “Yes, it is!” Students also had the opportunity to pick the brains of graduates and senior …

A digital wonderland

By Johanna Taylor, Management MSc student  Johanna recently spent an evening at Impression, a digital marketing agency; to find out about careers in this popular sector.  I arrived at the Impression offices with high hopes of a trendy, relaxed environment and I was not disappointed. There was a palpable sense of a balance of work and play, as …

LinkedIn for Chinese students: top seven tips

By Cindy Cheung, BA Finance, Accounting and Management (graduated 2007) Social media sites such as Weibo, Facebook and Twitter are mainly used for personal posts and your connections with friends. LinkedIn however, is now primarily used for business purposes and connections. This division can easily separate our business and friend networks effectively. Yet it is important …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …