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Setting the Bar For A Career In Law – Before, During and After University

By Kate Hindmarch, University of Nottingham alumna and partner in employment law at Langleys Solicitors In the world of law, there are a number of opportunities and career paths waiting for you – far from the silver screen’s depiction of those shouting ‘objection’ in court. Whether it’s family, employment or criminal, the industry is open to more than law postgraduates, but getting onto the career ladder …

How I Made the Most of the Careers and Employability Service

By Paige Linden, MEng Mechanical Engineering student  When I started at Nottingham, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was quite overwhelmed by all the different options and didn’t know how I would decide. 1. Attend careers fairs The careers fairs at Nottingham were informative and gave me a better insight into my …

How My University Experience Helped Me On My Career Journey

By Aparajita Roy, MSc Economic Development and Policy alumni and Head of Market Research at KornChain I will always remember the day when I started working at the Central Bank of India. The efforts put into getting the internship there, started off right from my days at the University of Nottingham. It has helped in …

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 …

Engineer your career as a PR consultant

By Andrew Bartlett Chart.PR, Director of Science and Engineering with TopLine Comms and TopLine Film Do you love science, engineering and technology? But feel you might enjoy a career writing and talking about these subjects more than doing them in the laboratory? Then you could put your STEM qualification to good use as a public …

How to Stand Out When Applying to Work in Fin-Tech

By Tony Nguyen, BA (Hons) English graduate Fin-Tech is not just another potential career path. It’s fast becoming the career path of choice for many students. And there is certainly a demand for skilled and qualified individuals in the sector. Something that I have learned, working in the Fin-Tech field myself, is that the scope …

How to Deal With Career FOMO. Yes, It’s A Thing.

By Valentina Corrao, Employability Officer I am sure you are all familiar with the acronym FOMO. For those of you who are not, it means Fear Of Missing Out, the apprehension linked to missing out on opportunities, events, and social interactions that are happening elsewhere. Well, it looks like career FOMO is also a thing. …

Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer If you didn’t graduate with the grade you wanted then don’t worry, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about your career prospects.    Understand the big picture  Graduate training schemes requiring at least a 2:1 actually represent a small amount of the total graduate labour market. Some employers are more flexible, including many well-known organisations (e.g. EY, …

Nothing Lined Up? No Stress.

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer If you’re quickly closing in on graduation with no plans yet, rest assured that your future is not over, in fact, it has only just begun.    It’s totally okay to not have a great job lined up right after you graduate. In fact, I think there are a lot …

First Year Students Should Plan Ahead to Build in a Placement Year

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Did you know that students on a course without a work placement year or year in industry can now build one in?   The University introduced a new approach in 2018 that allows students to add in a full year work placement in their penultimate year of study. This …