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Should I Do a Masters?

By Alice Gould Before I went on my year abroad in Sweden, I had no intention of doing a masters; the thought had never crossed my mind. Law students aren’t really expected to do a masters. In fact, I’d even been told by a law firm at a careers event that they didn’t care about …

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 …

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 …

Go Global – employability conference part 1

By Bety Mehide As a non-UK student there are many questions when it comes to my future career, but one of the important ones is –  where can I start my career and what are my possibilities? This is the question I took with me to the Go Global conference on the Tuesday 9 December. …

Reflecting on My Summer Engineering Internship in the UK

By Naichen ‘Billy’ Xing As a non-EU international student from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus, I had been looking forward to finding work experience in the UK. The Nottingham Internship Scheme helped me discover the ideal opportunity: an engineering internship for ATG Global. Grasping the opportunity Through the Careers and Employability Service website, I found out …

Lost in translation: what not to say in a UK covering letter

Thinking of looking for a job in the UK now you’ve graduated? Not only will you have to take into account visas and how many hours you can work (contact the International Office for more advice about this), you’ll also need to be aware of UK conventions when applying for jobs.  Things that may impress …

Home, sweet home: returning to China

By Liting Zhang, Global Employment Manager (China) Exams are finally over, and you may be looking forward to enjoying some home comforts when you head back to China. But after you’ve rested, you’ll want to start looking at what opportunities are out there for you. What do you need to know about the labour market …

Home, sweet home: returning to Malaysia

By Kohila Palanisamy, Global Employment Consultant (South East Asia) Nasi lamak, roti canai, thosai, kuey twow goring and a good glass of The Tarik might be some of the things that you’re looking forward to now your exams are over and you’re heading back home. But what do you need to know about Malaysia’s labour market to …

Hello international students!

By Marta Vizcaya Echano, International e-Information Officer These first weeks are bound to be both exciting and intense as you meet tutors and fellow students, while immersing yourself in a new place and culture. There probably won’t be much spare time to think about your future, but the earlier you focus on your career interests the …