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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 …

An Intro Guide to Start-Up Lingo

By Grace Dillon, Content Writer at TalentPool Thinking of working at a start-up after graduation? As with any workplace, the start-up world comes with a dictionary-load of new words and phrases that you’ll need to familiarise yourself with. To help you get started, TalentPool has put together a list of 20 commonly used start-up terms …

How I Put My Postgraduate Experience to Work

By Kirstin Barnard, Employability Education Projects Officer I wanted to write this blog to share my experiences about how completing my postgraduate course not only gave me an extra level of qualification, but also a springboard to a new set of skills and strengths for my career journey. In the beginning Having had a successful …

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 …

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 …

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  …

Make A Difference Working For A Charity

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer A recent Twitter poll for UoN students and alumni on career motivations revealed that 46% of respondents were primarily motivated by the idea of ‘making a difference’. There are many ways this can be achieved in a role and working for a charity is one of them.   What do you need to consider when pursuing a career …

Careers In Healthcare: It’s Not Just For Doctors And Nurses

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer When you read the phrase “careers in healthcare”, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, the first roles you think of are doctors and nurses, followed by possibly midwives, pharmacists, dentists, and ambulance drivers. These are all great careers – you could even study graduate entry nursing or …