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Insight Days: An Underrated Opportunity

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger I did not know what to expect at all when I arrived at my Insight Day at Hallam. Yet when I left I was so excited for a future job in Digital Marketing. My day at Hallam inspired me. Using my example of Hallam, here …

Applying for the Nottingham Internship Scheme as a Disabled Student

By Christain Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer Having a positive experience of work during your studies can set a good foundation for the rest of your working career. As well as gaining valuable experience, identifying personal strengths and developing skills for future job applications. Undertaking work experience can also help your self-confidence and mental well-being. …

From UoN Student to Working in Malaysia

By Joey Sim Yee Lim, MA Languages and Intercultural Studies Alumna Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog post. I’m Joey, an alumna from the University of Nottingham, you might have seen my face before in one of the vlogs for the University.   So, here’s a little story of my job hunting journey in Malaysia after …

How I Ended Up Working in a Prison

By Jessica Fath, BSc Psychology alumna      About one hour after my graduation ceremony, I received a call from my future employer offering me the job I had applied for a few days earlier. Out of at least 20 applications, this was the only interview I’ve had. Without the Careers Team, there is no way I …

Coffee and Connections – Food for Thought at a Networking Brunch

By Andrew Wilhelmson, PhD researcher A couple of weeks ago, I took a short break from my desk to head on over to a PhD Networking Brunch being held in The Studio. Asides from a great excuse to take a break from reading the colossal stack of papers sitting next to me. I hoped the …

References – What, Why, Who, When, Where

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer As an Employability Officer for the University’s Careers and Employability Service, I get asked regularly about references. If you’ve not been through the references process before, they can seem confusing. This blog aims to simplify them for you using the “five Ws” so you can feel confident when you are next asked to supply …

How to Do Well at Work: Pearls of Wisdom From Seasoned Alums

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager What I wish I’d known…  Have you ever wondered what advice you’d give your younger self? Would you tell yourself to worry less about something or maybe you’d like to give your younger self a push to take chances you missed? We asked some of our alumni from a …

LinkedIn Etiquette

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for connecting with people professionally and keeping up to date with the latest news within your industry of interest and even finding job opportunities but without knowing how to use the professional social media properly and to your advantage, it is possible to come across …

Words of Wisdom From an Entrepreneur

By Sarah Iqbal, Digital Health Expert and Business Owner of SiQ Innovation Solutions.  Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash  Sarah Iqbal is a scientist who studied MSc Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship alumna at the University of Nottingham. SiQ Innovation Solutions is a connected health company  and we asked Sarah to talk about her career path to date  …

Failure Isn’t an Option… or Is It?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager   Failure is bad, success is good. Right? Maybe not. Whatever the scale of your apparent whoopsy, whether you’ve had a minor mishap at work or things have gone belly up and a job change is on the cards. Here are three reasons why an occasional career catastrophe can …