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Why your ‘hidden’ skills as a language student will take you far

By Julie Callaghan, Senior Careers Adviser Many employers seek candidates with a ‘global’ or ‘international’ outlook so language students are highly desirable candidates in the workplace. Being competent in at least one other language is a very specific skill to have, and is recognised in the workplace. Through time spent abroad you will have developed …

How to make your part-time and summer jobs assets to your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger A fundamental mistake that a lot of students make on their graduate CVs is undervaluing their employment history. It’s one thing to be selective with what work experience you put on there, but it’s another thing to cut it all out because it doesn’t seem …

My Experience as Arts Marketing Intern at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

By Alice Avis, BA (Hons) History alumna and Arts Marketing Intern, Nottingham Lakeside Arts This time last year, I was celebrating completing the final exam of my degree. Now one year on, I am about to complete my Arts Marketing Internship at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. My experience I graduated from the University of Nottingham with …

Boost Your Skills Through Alumni Volunteering

By Rachael Green, Head of Volunteering, Campaign and Alumni Relations Office Have you considered how volunteering could help you develop your skills to boost your professional development and confidence, as well as make you feel good? Lots of students volunteer whilst at university to try something new and develop new skills, helping them decipher what …

My Reflection on the Experience Heritage module

By Megan Atwell, BA (Hons) Music, student blogger A feeling many students in the arts and humanities are familiar with, is the blend of excitement and fear that accompanies any thoughts about the future. As a music student, I am acutely aware of this; there is no clear career path laid out for me and viable options can feel limited. This is both …

Internship Diaries: What To Expect

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger Maybe you have finally landed your dream internship or you are deciding whether an internship is right for you? It can be good to know what to expect and that it isn’t running around getting people coffee. Over Easter, I had my first ever marketing …

Placement years: are they worth it? These five students think so 

By Luke Lynch, Employability Education Projects Officer Think integrated placement years are only for engineering and computer science students? Not anymore, thanks to the University’s new ‘optional Placement Year’ scheme.  We caught-up with the first cohort of students as they approached the mid-point of their placements. As well as sharing their workplace experiences, they were keen to pass on advice to anyone thinking of following in …

Getting Experience Within Architecture

By Izzy Rhodes, University of Nottingham alumna and founder of Swain Architecture Beyond university, the world of architecture offers an open plan of opportunities for students to build the foundation of their careers. When it comes to getting professional experience under your belt, the competition can be fierce, so to get ahead of the crowd. You …

How You Can Get Funding for Work Experience Overseas

By Jill Bennett, Placements Projects and Systems Coordinator It will come as no surprise that employers are always looking for what makes a candidate unique. Why should they employ you rather than the next person? What have you done to stand out and show you have the edge on the rest?  It is a very …

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 …