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 …

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 …

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 …

Welcome to the craziest year of your life (so far!)

By Beth Cooper A very warm welcome to our Masters and MBA students who have just joined us at Nottingham University Business School. With so much to do in so short a space of time, it is easy to put careers on the back-burner but the sooner you start, the greater the chances of success …

Five myths of LinkedIn

By Beth Cooper 1. By putting my full CV on there, I increase my chances of employment No. LinkedIn is a window on the professional you, providing a glimpse of your achievements, presenting you as a serious candidate and as a supplement to other information you may provide. Don’t use it to list everything you have …

Jaguar Land Rover – Thought Evoquing

By Beth Cooper On a wet and miserable May evening, Nottingham University Business School hosted Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to talk about opportunities within purchasing. I would say it was no ordinary careers presentation but in many ways it was a great example of how such opportunities embraced whilst at university can lead in all …