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Applying for Vacation Schemes – What Worked for Me

By Ella Rees, law student When you first sit down with the prospect of writing multiple applications ahead, the process of applying for vacation schemes can seem overwhelming. I was lucky that I knew from when I started university that I wanted to pursue a career in commercial law. Despite this, I hadn’t had much luck with …

Tips From A Graduate: Use Your Final Year Wisely

By Imogen Daldy, BA French and History graduate So picture me exactly one year ago, when I was still a final year Nottingham uni student. – Stressed to the max because the first round of coursework deadlines was fast approaching. – Stressed to the max because grad scheme application season was in full swing. – …

Connecting With Employers Paid Off For Me

By Louise Wheeler, MEng Mechanical Engineering with an Industrial Year I entered my first year of university much like everyone else, having no idea what I wanted to do when I eventually graduated. And so, when I heard about the careers fairs, I thought it would be a great idea to attend. Over the course of the next two …

How To Find A Job In Another Country If You Don’t Have Much Time

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Projects Officer Trying to find a good job in a different country can be difficult, especially if you have limits on your time and energy due to studying commitments. 1. Be clear about what sort of job you want If you are making a big decision to work in another country, …

Placements – Ready, Steady, Go

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer You are about to start your penultimate year of study. You may already have a Placement Year as part of your course or… you hear the term ‘placement’ mentioned by one of your friends. But what is the value of a placement? Why should you apply? What will you gain …

How the Digital Marketing Academy Helped Kick-Start My Career

By Olivia Taylor, Theology and Religious Studies graduate Throughout my time at University, I was completely clueless about the path I wanted to take, and the prospect of a real career seemed incredibly daunting to me. Until I happened to land on the Digital Marketing Academy page on the University’s website. It immediately caught my …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You?

Finding work overseas is becoming a more common goal among students upon finishing university. Uncertainty in the local job market can be a factor, or perhaps you just want to work while satisfying your sense of adventure. Either way, finding the right job can be a little daunting to say the least. Here are three …

4 reasons to get a part-time job with Unitemps

Unitemps is the University’s recruitment service for part-time, casual and temporary work on campus and with local businesses. A service created just for you, it’s the ideal place to find work that fits around your studies and other commitments. We asked four students to tell us what they love about working with Unitemps. 1. Meet …

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 …