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Face-To-Face Networking for the First Time? 5 Tips and Tricks

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering This summer, I decided to invest some time into growing my professional network by attending two conferences at the Institution of Structural Engineers. One specifically for young engineers and one focusing on sustainability, very relevant to my final-year dissertation. Walking up the stairs to a conference room …

How Many Ways Can You Get Paid To Work With Words?

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Writing is a wonderful hobby, and an excellent skill to help you achieve success in life. I myself have always been an avid writer, from the stories I wrote as a kid to the blogs I produce now for Careers. I have always known I wanted to write …

Q and A: Developing Leadership Skills at University – For Free!

By Martina di Costanzo, second year, BSc Hons Psychology Last year, I applied for a free two-day leadership course sponsored by the Careers and Employability Service. Day one explored how to lead yourself and day two covered leading others. I sat down with this year’s organiser, to answer some questions about my experiences.  1. Why did you apply to …

Why Should You Try a Summer Internship? Plus Bonus Tips for Medics

By Krishna Rajan, BMedSci, graduated 2016, and 4th year medical student Work experience – two words I used to shudder at the sound of. “Does that one thing I did that one time count?” I’d ask myself. It soon became clear that I needed to stop worrying and start looking. As a medic, my schedule is pretty …

18 Blog Posts About Showers: And Other Happenings During My Internship

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English This time last year I set my sights on a marketing internship I spotted through the Nottingham Internship Scheme. This is an initiative that hooks students up with local companies in paid roles.  When I saw that a position as a copywriter for the digital marketing agency, Distinction, was available, …

What I Learned During Work Experience at a Magazine

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I  was nearing the end of my first year and decided I needed to add some work experience to my CV. An opportunity at a magazine presented itself, and I ended up getting a lot more out of it than just learning how to make a good cuppa. …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt, final year, BA Hons International Relations Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with …

Three Convincing Reasons to do an Internship in Nottingham

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering Last summer, I spent an amazing five weeks doing an internship in Nottingham. I worked on a placement at an engineering consultancy, where many of the engineers had also studied at The University of Nottingham and stayed local after they graduated. As a student here, you’ve …

Women In Engineering: Part 2

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering On 2nd February, engineering students from across the faculty joined professional engineers from a range of industries to discuss what it is like to work in a male-dominated industry. I am writing this blog exactly one year since I published a post called “How women are thriving …

Shy or Confident? 3 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’ …