We do need work experience, a degree is not enough!

I have always been told how important an internship is for undergraduate students. That was why I worked my socks off in my second year.  In the increasingly competitive global job market, everyone has a degree, extracurricular activities, some volunteering experience and of course, an internship. For me, an internship is not replaceable by anything …

What I learned from the Nottingham Advantage Award IT Consultancy Project

As I said in my previous blog post, before I came to the UK, I had never taken part in any volunteer programmes. Why? Because my background is in IT, while the main problems in my home country (Indonesia) are related to social issues, health, education, and the economy. I did not know how to …

What I learned from the Nottingham Advantage Award programme

I had heard about the Nottingham Advantage Award programme before I came to the UK through a University newsletter. Since I had never joined in with such a programme before, I got interested in taking part. During Welcome Week, I registered for the Community Engagement Programme for French Sharing Culture. This programme is jointly run …