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My Reflection on the Experience Heritage module

By Megan Atwell, BA (Hons) Music, student blogger A feeling many students in the arts and humanities are familiar with, is the blend of excitement and fear that accompanies any thoughts about the future. As a music student, I am acutely aware of this; there is no clear career path laid out for me and viable options can feel limited. This is both …

Part 2: How are you getting on in your first graduate job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons) and demonstrate your potential? Hopefully, you saw Friday’s blog with a people and relationship focus and have been applying some of the tips. Today we focus on proactivity, performance, and politics. Read on for more …

Part 1: How Are You Getting On in Your First Graduate Job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university; but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons!) and demonstrate your potential? This blog is the first of two that give you advice on how to get on in your first job after graduation. Today’s focus is on people …

Nothing Lined Up? No Stress.

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer If you’re quickly closing in on graduation with no plans yet, rest assured that your future is not over, in fact, it has only just begun.    It’s totally okay to not have a great job lined up right after you graduate. In fact, I think there are a lot …

First Year Students Should Plan Ahead to Build in a Placement Year

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Did you know that students on a course without a work placement year or year in industry can now build one in?   The University introduced a new approach in 2018 that allows students to add in a full year work placement in their penultimate year of study. This …

5 Tips for a Winning Junior Digital Marketing CV

By Andrew Fennell, Founder of StandOut CV   Every company needs an online presence nowadays. Demand for digital marketing professionals is on the rise and is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. Securing an entry-level or graduate digital marketing role could open up incredible opportunities down the line.   But, with minimal experience, how are you meant …

Applying for the Nottingham Internship Scheme as a Disabled Student

By Christain Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer Having a positive experience of work during your studies can set a good foundation for the rest of your working career. As well as gaining valuable experience, identifying personal strengths and developing skills for future job applications. Undertaking work experience can also help your self-confidence and mental well-being. …

How I Ended Up Working in a Prison

By Jessica Fath, BSc Psychology alumna      About one hour after my graduation ceremony, I received a call from my future employer offering me the job I had applied for a few days earlier. Out of at least 20 applications, this was the only interview I’ve had. Without the Careers Team, there is no way I …

References – What, Why, Who, When, Where

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer As an Employability Officer for the University’s Careers and Employability Service, I get asked regularly about references. If you’ve not been through the references process before, they can seem confusing. This blog aims to simplify them for you using the “five Ws” so you can feel confident when you are next asked to supply …

How to Do Well at Work: Pearls of Wisdom From Seasoned Alums

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager What I wish I’d known…  Have you ever wondered what advice you’d give your younger self? Would you tell yourself to worry less about something or maybe you’d like to give your younger self a push to take chances you missed? We asked some of our alumni from a …