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How Pedalling the Path Less Travelled Helped Me Explore Career Pathways

By Andrew Wilhelmsen, PhD Life Science After finishing my master’s degree, I had all the career focus of a wayward roaming, itchy-footed vagabond and all the wanderlust of a, well… wayward roaming, itchy-footed … you get the point. So, I hopped on a plane to Singapore and decided to go on a bike ride, for …

How I Found a Summer Internship on Twitter

By Sinead Butler, final year, BA English and Philosophy Recruitment methods for internships and graduate jobs are evolving as technology and social media do too. You might have tried Indeed, Reed or company websites to find vacancies. You might even have used LinkedIn, a networking site that allows you to connect with companies. But have you considered Twitter? I’ve …

All I Want For Christmas… Is An Internship

By Katie Watson, BA History, second year Well done! You made it to the end of term, which is an achievement in itself. However, if you are like me then you have just realised that you still don’t have an internship, can’t master logical reasoning tests, spend more time on Twitter than LinkedIn, and don’t …

Volunteering in My First Year: How I Found Experience for My CV

By Anabel Robson, first year, BA History The first time I put together my CV, I realised that I was severely lacking in experience. I needed something that would make me stand out. So, I decided to spend my summer volunteering and found a great opportunity with the National Trust. I volunteered at Chartwell, the …

Application Stress Weighing You Down? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

By Imogen Daldy, BA French and History, final year “That takes my grad scheme application count to 27 now” you hear the girl sat behind you announce to her friend. Your heart sinks further when she says, “Plus I’ve been invited to three interviews already!” Sound familiar? For a lot of final years, the pressure …

It’s Okay If You Don’t Know What You Want to Do

By Daniel Taylor; fifth year, MEng Mechanical Engineering Student Everyone always seems to have a plan. When it looks like the people around you have their lives planned out, the future can certainly appear daunting. It’s only now, in the fifth year of my degree, after a lot of help from the Careers team, that …

How an Internship Can Help You Figure out Your Future Career

By Marina Ivanow, final year, BSc Finance, Accountancy and Management  There is a lot of pressure to apply for internships with the huge companies with extremely long and difficult application processes. I was looking for an internship where I wouldn’t be sat at a desk all day doing the same tasks over and over. Working for a …

Three Reasons to Become a Digital Ambassador

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering Throughout University, I’ve had a range of student ambassador roles; working at open days, writing blogs for Careers, and participating in calling campaigns to potential students. One of the most exciting roles I’ve undertaken, though, is as a Digital Ambassador. Working for the University Digital Team, I’ve …

Five Things I Learned During My Internship

Jack Adams, BSc Computer Science This summer I have been working as an intern iOS developer at a FinTech company in London. It’s weird to say that really. I’ve been planning to do a summer internship since 2014 when I first realised they were an option. A long time I know, but that’s me, I …

How Strengths Coaching Landed Me the Perfect Job

By Liam Walters, final year, studying physics; and Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer It was the autumn term of my final year at university. I’d been invited to a video interview for a risk management graduate position in the financial sector. I hadn’t done anything like this before, so I booked a practice video interview …