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Discover the Graduate Jobs Fair: It’s Not Just for Finalists

By Jackie Thompson, E-Information Manager Missed it in your first year? Think it’s something to consider next year? Think again. The Graduate Jobs Fair is not just for finalists. If you’re graduating next year, it’s an opportunity to explore your options without any of the pressure. DISCOVER what the Graduate Jobs Fair has to offer you: D   Dip your toe into …

Three Career Lessons From My First Year

By Michael Walker, student blogger If, like me, you’re in first year, your career might be the last thing on your mind. Amidst the early wake-ups for those dastardly 9am lectures and the late nights pulling moves at Ocean, it can seem that there just aren’t enough hours left in the day to start thinking about a career …

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 …

What Is a Graduate Scheme? Part Two: Myths Busted

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant  Over the past couple of weeks we have received some questions about graduate schemes. We decided to put a selection of your questions to Suzanne to answer!   I can only apply in my final year You can apply for a graduate scheme at any point during your final year …

“Love what you do!” Advice from our alumni – part two

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Over the past month we have been asking members of the alumni community to share with us their one piece of careers advice for this year’s graduating students. Here is just a selection of some of the amazing pieces of advice that we have received.   Thank you to …

How I discovered new career opportunities

By Mary Strickson, student blogger Last week I attended the Graduate Jobs Fair organised by The Careers and Employability Service. I wasn’t sure what to expect, for example, I didn’t think there would be many arts-based opportunities on offer. However at the fair, I discovered that my degree opens opportunities in many career paths and sectors, which …

Hiring trends in India – 2015 brings cheer!

By Varrtika Tarun Mudaliar, Country Advisor, International Office On the back of improved business sentiment and a booming job market, corporate India has revamped its programme to hire fresh graduates from campuses across the country and abroad. For the first time, many companies will utilise psychometric tests and aptitude-based interviews to select candidates with the …

Look no further than Nottingham, stay local!

By Sharon Bell, (previous) Associate Director  Surely all the best graduate vacancies are in London? Not at all – when you start looking, you might be surprised at what Nottingham and the wider East Midlands area has to offer. From small companies with a handful of employees, to large global organisations and everything in between, …

Graduating With an Arts Degree: Finding the Right Role and Company

By Sophie Woods, English and American studies graduate After graduating from Nottingham I was uncertain about what it was exactly that I wanted to do. Akin to many other graduates, and specifically humanities graduates, I knew that I had well-honed skills and various options but no definitive avenue to pursue. I wanted to explore my …

Go Global – employability conference part 2

By Bety Mehide In my last post about the Go Global conference, I wrote about other international students’ experiences and global labour markets. If you missed it and feel like it would be of interest to you, please read it. In this one, I will write what I heard about part-time jobs, global organisations and …