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How to Impress on Your Internship in Five Easy Steps

by Sinead Butler, second-year, English and Philosophy student Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The process of searching for spring or summer work experience has begun. It’s also never too early to start thinking about how to impress on your internship when you do secure one. Going into a new working environment and …

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. …

What I Learned During Work Experience at a Magazine

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I  was nearing the end of my first year and decided I needed to add some work experience to my CV. An opportunity at a magazine presented itself, and I ended up getting a lot more out of it than just learning how to make a good cuppa. …

Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

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, …

Not for Profit: What It’s Like to Work for a Charity [Part Two]

Ever thought about working for a charity, but not sure what it would be like? In the second part of my series on careers in the charity sector – read part one here – I caught up with Mark Colliass, a graphic designer for the charity Open Doors, to find out. Here’s what we talked about. What …

Not for Profit: Eat, Sleep, Change World, Repeat [Part One]

By Mike Walker, student blogger When you switch on the news, you can’t help but be bombarded with huge world issues: injustice, poverty, inequality and massive global phenomena. It can be hard ignore. Do you want to do something, anything, but don’t know where to start? In this post, I’m going to share some of practical lessons I’ve …

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 …

Seven Ways to Succeed in a Competitive Job Market

The graduate job market is competitive and you will need to be prepared to impress potential employers. Here are our tips on how you can ensure you are in the best possible situation to achieve your career ambitions. 1. Be positive When you begin your job search, don’t believe all the ‘doom and gloom’ headlines in …

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 …