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First Year, No Fear: How You Can Start To Think About Your Career

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) When I was in my first year, lots of my friends were of the mindset that there were three or more long years ahead of them, and with all the settling in, getting to grips with their course, and making friends, their career could take a back seat. …

18 Blog Posts About Showers: And Other Happenings During My Internship

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English This time last year I set my sights on a marketing internship I spotted through the Nottingham Internship Scheme. This is an initiative that hooks students up with local companies in paid roles.  When I saw that a position as a copywriter for the digital marketing agency, Distinction, was available, …

How a Spotlight On… Event Led To My Internship

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Or should I say, a couple of Spotlight On… events. I was in my second year when I first attended a Spotlight On… I’d been interested in working in marketing or advertising for a while, so I signed up for Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing and PR.  Initial thoughts …

Micro Lady in a Big World

Sophie Parfitt. BSc Microbiology. Industrial placement student at Redx Pharma, 2016-2017. At least, that’s what my CV will say by the end of this year. There’ll be a lot of trials and tribulations ahead – but I’m certain I’ll learn a lot too! This February, I got a call that frankly I wasn’t prepared for, …

Three Opportunities for Every First Year at the Graduate Jobs Fair

So, you’re almost at the end of your first year. You’ve made new friends, joined societies and really got stuck into your course. It’s been a whirlwind from start to finish. Graduating and starting a career probably seem a million miles away to you right now – but are they really? Time flies when you’re having fun …

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 …

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 …

Exploring the Internship Fair

By Lydia Percival, student blogger Last month, I attended the Internship Fair. The fair provided students with the opportunity to find out about internships offered by a wide range of employers.  While I greatly enjoyed my long summer of relaxation and part-time work at the student accommodation services at Loughborough University, I think next summer it would be a good …

Three pieces of advice: working abroad

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Last year I was lucky enough to spend my summer working abroad; it was a once in a life-time experience. If you are embarking on an autumn internship abroad or if you’re considering undertaking some international work at some stage of your career these three tips will help you …

LinkedIn: Network Your Way to the Perfect Internship

By Darain Faraz spokesperson for LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network The summer break is a great chance to get your foot on the career ladder by interning. If you haven’t lined something up yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz shares his top tips for using LinkedIn to get an internship. Don’t be …