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Why Talking To Other Human Beings Is Good For Your Career

By Ewan Henry, Employer Relations Consultant We’ve all heard the expression ‘your network is your net worth’ and whilst it holds true in many business settings does the same apply for postgraduate students at the beginning of their careers? The answer remains a definite yes but with some important differences. For a business professional of …

London Calling! Finance and Careers hit the big city

After an early start, 38 NUBS MSc students from MSc Finance and Investment (and other courses), plus three careers staff, piled onto a bus to London. First stop was Thomson Reuters’ stunning offices in Canary Wharf. Here we learned all about their history, their ground-breaking EIKON system, and admired some stunning examples of photo journalism …

International Students: The Importance of Work Experience

So, as an international student, you are here in the UK and you are probably thinking about your options that are available once your finish your course. But what about now? Have you thought about applying to some part-time employment alongside your studies or making the most of your spare time during your vacation periods? …

CILT Retail Logistics Forum: beer, beans and bananas

By Megan Davies On Tuesday 8th September, NUBS MSc students from Logistics and Supply Chain and Operations Management courses were lucky enough to be exclusively invited to attend the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics’ Retail Forum Event on ‘Logistics Network Development & Sustainability’. The event was held at Sainsbury’s Hams Hall Distribution Centre near …

Developing a Global Mindset

As the employment market becomes increasingly globalised and complex, more and more employers are looking for graduates with an awareness of these issues and an ability to work across countries and cultures. This is referred to in a variety of ways – some call it a global mindset, some talk of global competencies and some …

Returning home: employability tips for international students

By Megan Davies International students at universities in the UK have a range of career options when they finish. Many of you will be interested in the possibility of working in the UK or internationally and the idea of further study, in the UK or in another country may be attractive. Most international students will …

Spring clean your job hunt!

By Megan Davies It may seem that between coursework, exams, thinking about your dissertation and eating all the chocolate that the Easter bunny brings, careers is the last thing on your mind at this time of year. However you have passed the mid-point of your course, and so the Easter break can be a useful …

Practice Makes Perfect

By Ewan Henry. Autumn term is always an exciting time for us in the Business School’s Postgraduate Careers team – new career stories and new aspirations that come with our new MBA, MSc and PhD students. It is equally exciting for students – returning to studies (perhaps after some years out), new friends, new lifestyle …

Staying Connected

By Julie Blant. As management project and dissertation deadlines now draw closer you could be forgiven for thinking that it is OK to take a break from networking whilst you make that last push towards completion. Think again. Don’t neglect your network. Your network should continue to be integral to your career building activities. Let …

Consulting – using your watch to tell you the time

By Beth Cooper Consulting can mean many things to different people depending on whom you might be asking. Despite its variety, in its most general sense, it is the provision of external advice to an organisation or individual that is either looking for specialist advice or for insight from a third party. We recently held …