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How the Best Summer Ever Can Build Your CV

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I may have found the ultimate CV building experience: Camp America. Last summer I set off on what I thought would be a three month holiday, baking in the heat by a lake. Not that it wasn’t all of that, but it turned out …

Languages: Careers Beyond The Obvious

By Priyanka Kale and Anna Kaluza, fourth year German studies students Last term’s event saw language graduates and employers gather to show current language students the variety of career routes available to them. What were some career alternatives to translation and interpreting? We were told at the start of the event that from an employer’s …

Start as a graduate; emerge as a professional in your first 100 days in a new job!

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer When you start a new job there can be a lot to take in. You will be meeting new colleagues, learning new skills, possibly mastering new transport links and being given more responsibilities than before. To help alleviate some of this stress we have pulled a plan together so you …

Spotlight On… Energy

By Rajesh Ramesh, MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy On Tuesday 6 October we held our first Spotlight On… Energy event designed to inspire and give students an insight into careers in the energy sector. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear about Rajesh’s thoughts about the event.   As a renewable energy researcher and engineer, the …

Shooting for a living

By Alex Wilkinson, MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging graduate I started at the University five years ago, studying a BSc in Environmental Science and I followed this with an MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging. When I started all those years ago, I had no idea my career path would lead me to becoming a …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …