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Five Skills You’ll Develop By Studying Abroad to Boost Your Career

Studying or working abroad can make you more employable and give you a competitive advantage when entering the globalised workplace. You will develop increased confidence as you settle into a new culture and make friends, while facing the challenges of studying within a new academic setting and potentially in another language. Here’s five ways Nottingham …

How to Approach an Assessment Centre if You’re More Reserved

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Firstly, if you’re through to the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, well done! That’s a big achievement in itself. Secondly, if the thought of attending an assessment centre fills you with dread then don’t worry, you are not alone. There’s lot of advice online …

Four Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at the University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep. The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

Five Ways to Kick-Start Your Career at a Drop-In

By Kathryn Wright, Employability Officer Are you short on time? Do you feel stumped for career ideas? Are you nervous about asking for help? Whether you’re based at Sutton Bonington, Jubilee or University Park, you can come and have an informal chat to a member of our careers team – no appointment required. Get some career inspiration, …

Five (Realistic) Career Resolutions to Make in 2017

By student blogger Mike Walker, BA Theology Like most people, I’ve never been very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Looking back at my long list from 2016, I realised that I managed to complete a grand total of one. Shocking, right? So, this year I’ve decided to set some simple, realistic career resolutions instead.  1. Book a careers …

Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

What I Learned on My Summer Placement

by Grace Pownall, student blogger During my second year, I spent a lot of time diligently hunting for a summer placement. I sent out several applications and went to two interviews, documenting my experience for the Careers and Employability Service. My hard work eventually paid off, and I found a role perfectly suited to me at …

Six Quick Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

by Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer – Placements For those of you who are in the middle of your summer internship, or even if you’ve finished, we’ve pulled together some tips to help you make the most of your experience. 1. Be a sponge Ask lots of questions and take in as much information as …

Discover the Graduate Jobs Fair: It’s Not Just for Finalists

By Jackie Thompson, E-Information Manager Missed it in your first year? Think it’s something to consider next year? Think again. The Graduate Jobs Fair is not just for finalists. If you’re graduating next year, it’s an opportunity to explore your options without any of the pressure. DISCOVER what the Graduate Jobs Fair has to offer you: D   Dip your toe into …

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 …