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Transferable Skills You Can Develop With Any Degree

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering I recently attended the first ever Spotlight On: Alternative Careers For Engineers. It was aimed at students who didn’t want to become graduate engineers and wanted to explore different career paths. I have really enjoyed studying civil engineering for the last four years, but I was still …

Facing Psychometric Tests: Before, During and After

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering So you’ve passed the application form – yeah! – but then you get sent a link to complete an online test. It can be quite a stressful process; trust me, I’ve been there too. That’s why I’m going to tell you about my experience of managing it. Not every company …

How I Successfully Applied for a Summer Internship

By Daniel Adams, final-year philosophy student During my second year at university I felt I should get an internship over the summer. This was for several reasons. I was aware of the growing importance of having relevant experience to complement my degree. The PR industry was alien to me and I wanted to familiarise myself with …

Key Skills I’ve Learned as a Society President

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering After two years on the committee for the civil engineering society, including one as president, the time has come for me to hang up my hard hat and steel-toe-capped boots. Being on a society committee has been big part of my day-to-day life, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Not only …

How To Become a Journalist: Advice From People Who Have Made It

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) The work of a journalist appears both crazy and exciting from an outsider’s perspective. Constantly situating themselves in the middle of the action, they see news unfolding as and when it happens. Journalists also create the news. They approach the world in a way that draws the interesting …

Why You Should Be Thinking About a Placement In Your First Year

By Bethany Ramshaw, second-year studying animal sciences As the snow continues to fall, summer may seem far away. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to think about a placement. Short-term, work-experience style placements are ideal for the summer. They keep your mind working over those months away, and help you begin to build up …

Emerging Technologies: Interview with the CTO of Thomson Reuters

By Mirae Tejura, second-year student, studying management When many of us think of emerging, futuristic technologies, we picture driverless cars, personal robot assistants, voice-activated everything. Heavy research and development in the driverless car industry suggests this soon may be a reality. We are still in the early stages of learning, creating and exploring what we can …

Top Three Tactics I Use to Stand out as a Candidate at Interview

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering When facing a job interview, many questions usually come to mind: Am I suitable for the job? Do I have the skills that the position requires? Do I have the knowledge?  Here, I share the top three tactics I use to prepare myself for a job interview. 1. …

New Semester, New Me: Five Careers Resolutions for 2018

Jack Adams, second-year computer science student If you listen closely you might just be able to hear the sounds of thousands of students dragging themselves to one of their first 9ams of the year. Well, if it’s not 8:55am in the last week of January where you are, you’ll just have to imagine it I’m …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt,  BA Hons International Relations (2017) 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 Britain’s …