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4 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 …

So, You Want to Break Into the Television Industry?

By Debra Henson, Senior Careers Adviser The first thing you need to know about television is that it’s competitive. You must have passion and perseverance. Consider why you want to work in this industry, and what you think that actually means. ‘Working in television’ could mean a career that takes many different shapes and sizes. I …

Finding Work Experience That Makes a Difference

Heather Silcock, BSc Hons Psychology, graduated 2016 Entering my third year, I was starting to think about the future and life post-graduation. It was a scary thought. I realised I needed to make the most of my final year, and the opportunities open to me. The position to be a brand manager for Frontline was advertised …

Why You Should Choose an Internship at a Start-Up

By Darren Choong (1) and Oliver Gee (2) It’s the time of year again when the Ingenuity Lab opens its doors to interns. Each opportunity is based at a start-up, offering you a unique insight into the world of work and enabling you to make a real impact toward the growth of a company. They’re also …

What Do Want From Your Career?

By Thomas McCann, Marketing Executive for Trendence Whether you are at an early stage in your degree or you are closer to graduating, the chances are that you have spent some time considering your future career and what life will look like after leaving university. In the 2015/16 academic year, trendence carried out some research …

How Working With Unitemps Can Help Your CV and Your Wallet

by Alice Gould, student blogger During my four years at university I’ve had a lot of jobs through Unitemps, from modelling to proof reading to working at open days. Unitemps is a great way to earn money as a student – it’s almost entirely temporary work and lots of it is part-time. However, temping isn’t just …

Guanxi, and 4 Websites to Kickstart Your Advertising Career in China

by Gianluca Fracasso, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2011 I started working while I was still at university, which was a great choice. I used Google to identify advertising companies I wanted to work for, and approached them directly to enquire about opportunities, even if none were advertised. At one point I even kept an …

How I Secured a Place on a Graduate Training Scheme

By Tim Calderhead, BA Joint Hons Philosophy and Theology, graduated 2013 I decided a graduate training scheme was right for me for two reasons: I wanted to be part of a cohort of colleagues my own age, and work for a company that provided lots of opportunities both internally and internationally. After 37 job applications …

Looking for a Placement? 3 Tried and Tested Steps to Follow

By Grace Pownall, student blogger Last October, I wrote my first blog post ‘On the Hunt for an Engineering Summer Placement.’ I’m excited to share that the hunt is over, and I have secured a summer placement with an engineering consultancy. The role is a structural engineering internship in the buildings department, which is the …

The Graduate Jobs Fair – it’s for PhDs too!

By Clare Jones, Senior Careers Adviser (Research Staff and PhDs) Discover what a career outside academia has to offer and how your specialist knowledge and skills can be applied in a range of areas. Whether you are at the beginning, or nearing the end of your PhD, visiting the Graduate Jobs Fair is an opportunity for …