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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 …

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 …

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  …

Halfway Through Your Postgraduate Degree? What Next?

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser For those of you studying a one-year postgraduate degree – congratulations, you’ve made it to the halfway point!  Doesn’t time fly?  The halfway stage could be a good time to take stock, reflect on your progress so far and start to think about what comes next.  Here are some questions …

How I Used University to Get My Dream Job

By Elise Jackson, University of Nottingham English Language and Literature alumna. I’ve been in my job as Marketing Executive at Trigger Publishing for five months. With only two weeks between my final exam and starting here at Trigger; the last year has been a whirlwind of change, all thanks to my university experience. I was …

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 …

From MA History to a Career in Digital Marketing

By Stanley Dunthorne, MA History I enjoyed studying history but chose to leave academia at the end of my masters. After a few months working in sales/account management role for a local IT company, I decided this wasn’t right for me. I started exploring a career in digital marketing and soon secured a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with …

From MSci Physics to Pay-Per-Click Specialist

By Jonathan Catton, MSci (Hons) Physics My journey from physicist to digital marketer was by no means straightforward. When I started at University my plan was to go into industry as I wanted to do something practical with my learning – that’s why I chose physics rather than maths. However, during my degree I came …

An Arts Degree is the Best Preparation for the Digital World

by Lauren Wilson, English and French graduate As we all know, an arts degree doesn’t prepare you for a particular profession; cue the decision-making over what career you will forge after graduating! However, this ‘open-ended-ness’ is also one of the best things about studying English, languages, music, history of art, the list goes on… A …