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Naturejobs Expo London: What Is It and How to Make the Most of Your Day

by Clare Jones, Senior Careers Adviser to Research Staff and PhD Students For the last three years I’ve been one of the team of CV checkers at the London Naturejobs Expo and have experienced first hand this busy recruitment and careers event targeted at PhD and postdoctoral scientists – although masters and undergraduate students are also …

Internships: How to Get Them and Why You Should

By Hannah Somers, studying a PhD in molecular microbiology I have recently completed a three-month placement with Cancer Research UK. I secured this internship as part of my course – the funding for my PhD programme stipulates that I must take a 12-week placement away from the lab. I know from experience just how tricky …

Could your social media posts be jeopardizing your job hunt?

By Chris James Carter, PhD Researcher Whether you’re in your final year and applying for positions or in your first year and researching internships for 2015, consider the prospect of employers searching for you online to assess whether you’re the type of person they want in their company. How likely is this to happen to …

Online Q&A round-up part 1

By Jan Perrett, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service  Missed our online Q&A?  We’ve compiled a selection of the questions that were put to us and the advice from our careers adviser. Remember, you’ll have the opportunity to put your questions to one of our careers advisers at our next online Q&A on Thursday 20 …

Thinking outside the lab: Stephanie’s career ambitions

Stephanie Smith, PhD Plant Sciences, Year 3 When I was little I wanted to be a nurse My father was a doctor and my mother was a nurse; they gave me their old stethoscopes to play with. But I didn’t want to be a doctor because I thought I would have to cut people open …

Cracking the glass ceiling: women in business

Did you know that women invented the coffee filter, the water heater, the windscreen wiper and the chocolate chip cookie? As our Women’s Networking Event approaches we’re looking at the contributions women are making to the UK economy and what can be done to ensure further workplace equality. “We are now moving to a place …

Follow your head or your heart – why not both?

Have you seen the booklets and posters around campus advertising Study What You Love? Or have you noticed the hashtag #studywhatyoulove on Twitter? Encouraging people to pursue their academic passion is at the heart of this campaign, so if you’re thinking of postgraduate study, why not study what you love? “Studying for a PhD is …

Funding for postgraduate study doesn’t happen by magic

By Marta Vizcaya Echano, International e-Information Officer Are you thinking about doing a masters or a PhD starting autumn 2014? While you’re researching your options don’t forget to consider your funding options at the same time, in order to make sure your tuition fees, living costs and other expenses are paid for. Funding schemes are …