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Sorry Dad, Accountancy Isn’t for Me!

By Giles Bennetts, 2015 Graduate, BA French and History So there I was, approaching my finals, with one eye on my exams and the other eye on ski season, when my housemates started to secure their graduate placements. Reality struck. They were heading towards a good salary and the next exciting chapter of their lives, and I …

Insurance is interesting

By Amy Pearson, graduated in 2013 with a BA Joint Hons German and Politics  To most an oxymoron, but to those that know the industry, these are words of truth. If we’re honest, the words ‘insurance broker’ aren’t particularly the most appealing when considering a career straight after university. But I’d argue that’s because insurance is …

A day in the life of an eFX Trader

By Lucy Emptage, Markets Graduate working for Royal Bank of Scotland I arrive at work by 6.30am and the first thing I do is check my emails. I want to know what happened overnight in Singapore, so I check in with one of our Singapore traders. I need to know what’s been going on in …

Five Tips for a Career in Communications

By Clare Stafford, Senior Public Relations Manager at Boots I can’t actually believe it’s been 20 years since I started university, where has the time gone? I also can’t believe that I’m now one of those people who is asked to give career talks, so being asked for my thoughts on starting out on a …

Find your perfect match and make an impression!

If there’s one truth we’ve encountered again and again as part of our Careers in Management and Business Fair blog series, it’s that the world of business is open to all. You will see for yourself on Monday 13 October just how many employers will be on hand to talk about what they do and …

Utilising our resources to help pinpoint your career

Regardless of the degree you’ve chosen it’s important to know that there are many openings into a variety of professions and that you’re not limited to just one path. Sometimes it can be difficult to know precisely what you want to do but don’t worry – that can give you time and space to approach …

Expert insight into working in PR

By Dana Corson, Account Director, Proactive International PR PR professionals are known to be the masters of brand disasters, ensuring that their clients survive scandal. Since the rise of social media, public opinion has been more high-profile than ever before, with customer responses often making the news. PR works to ensure that, that opinion is …

How Joe’s career aspirations went from Steve Irwin to software developer!

By, Joe Nash, BSc Computer Science, penultimate year When I was little, I wanted to be Steve Irwin I was absolutely obsessed with Steve Irwin as a child, and still carry a little bit of that today! If you walk around Jubilee Campus with me it is a great way to learn the names of …

Your questions about legal careers, answered

By Sam Longe-Thomas, Events and Vacancies Team Leader and Peter Kay, Senior Careers Adviser Considering a career in law? At our Law Speed Networking event on Tuesday 12 November, you will have the chance to talk to staff from top law firms and a law school.  All are welcome! What is speed networking? You have …

Join our celebration of #UoNambition at the Careers Roadshow

By Toby Cope and Jemma Utley, members of the Roadshow Team Last year’s Careers Roadshow took us across University Park, Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington to bring our services (and free hot chocolate!) to your doorstep. We talked to over 1,000 of you about how we can help you to reach your goals. We’re really …