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From One Intern to Another: 5 Top Tips for Your Summer Internship

By Diane Blything, Work Experience Officer So, you’ve managed to secure a role as a summer intern, but what now? How do you make the most of your time? Last summer, the Nottingham Internship Scheme placed 81 students in internships in 50 different organisations. We met up with them to find out what insights they had to …

Career Lessons You Can’t Learn In The Classroom

By Stephen Pritchard, Adzuna While exams, lectures and seminars may teach and test you, when it comes to the world of work there’s no substitute for real experience. Here, three interns currently working at the job search engine Adzuna tell us about some career lessons you just can’t learn in the classroom. Beatriz Corrêa, PR …

10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Wednesday 14 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you. 1. 8000+ vacancies for 2017 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across the …

The University of Nottingham Loves Tennis

By Jade Dilks, Recruitment Sales Executive, Unitemps One of the most exciting aspects of studying in Nottingham is the city’s busy sporting scene. This gives you the exciting opportunity to take part in world-famous events. Unitemps is currently recruiting for stewards and assistants for the Nottingham Tennis Centre, just outside University Park campus. What is Nottingham Tennis …

STEM students looking for summer internships – Why not try something a little different?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Internships are hard to get – yes, you all know that! Securing something that’s really closely matched to your degree can make the search even harder. With that in mind its worth keeping your options open and as broad as possible. Why not consider something completely different …

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 …

How to Turn Your Student Experiences into a Killer CV

By Beth Leslie, content writer for Inspiring Interns; a recruitment agency matching graduates with internship opportunities After the blood, sweat and tears you’ve poured into your degree, hunting for your first graduate job should be exciting. However, if you’re graduating this year, you might be thinking “I’m not sure it is.” Fear not, lots of graduates feel daunted, …

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. …

Top Tips for Securing Your First Graduate Creative Role

By Michon, a Nottingham-based full-service creative agency Despite the notoriously tough competition for roles across the creative sector, Nottingham continues to provide a hotbed of opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates looking to pave the way into their first design, marketing or advertising job.  Nottingham’s rich heritage in textiles, fashion and more recently technology, …