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What Does a Successful Graduate Look like at Work?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager You’ve graduated. You’ve landed your first job. You feel like you’ve come a long way. And you have – you should be very proud of your achievements. But now it’s time to start your new adventure and those first days of work might feel like you’re right back at the beginning. …

Three Ways A Placement Year Can Help Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Office A placement year or a year in industry is often a full academic year, taken after your penultimate year at university. It’s a great opportunity to get work experience, either related to your degree or career aspirations.  So why should you consider an extra year? 1. You’ll benefit academically A …

How to Gain Digital Marketing Experience Outside of Your Degree

By Imogen Hibberd, English BA (Hons) (2017) If, like me, you are a student who wanted to get a digital marketing position, but didn’t do a marketing degree, you might be wondering how to get enough experience to land a grad job straight away. You’ll be glad to know that there are a number of …

How to Get the Most out of Sixty Minutes at a Careers Fair

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With lots of careers fairs happening at Nottingham, the possibilities available are vast. You might be thinking “How can I fit it all in?!” We know you’re busy and attending a fair while you have other deadlines looming might feel like a difficult task. Don’t despair, here are four things you can do to prepare; before, …

Three Reasons to Become a Digital Ambassador

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering Throughout University, I’ve had a range of student ambassador roles; working at open days, writing blogs for Careers, and participating in calling campaigns to potential students. One of the most exciting roles I’ve undertaken, though, is as a Digital Ambassador. Working for the University Digital Team, I’ve …

Four Steps to Help You Figure Out What You Want to Do After Uni

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer If you’re not sure what you want to do as a career, you’re not alone. It can seem an overwhelming task to figure out what you want to be doing once you graduate. But, if you break it down into smaller, more manageable steps then it doesn’t need to be as daunting. You don’t …

How to Apply for Your First Part-Time Job

Interview with Gurpreet Dhillon, BA History (2015) Applying for part-time work for the first time might seem a bit daunting. Maybe you’re worried about feeling out of your depth or you’re just not quite sure where to start with your CV? This is totally normal, and just remember – everyone had to start somewhere. And at …

Five Activities on Jubilee Campus to Help You Start Thinking About Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer Did you know that careers events, advice and information are all available on Jubilee Campus too? If you live close by, study at Jubilee or just fancy a change of scenery, you have access to a fantastic offering. Here are five activities happening this term:  1. Come to the Jubilee …

The Two Sides of Career Mentoring

By Sarah Brumpton, Career Mentoring Administrator The mentee, Jemima Willgoss I started studying food science with little idea of where I wanted to go with it, and having read about the benefits of Career Mentoring I thought it would be really helpful to have someone to guide me with career choices. My mentor is Sam …

Started Your Masters? How to Hit the Ground Running

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser As a taught postgraduate student, you are part of a community of more than 5,000 students studying for a masters degree or postgraduate diploma at Nottingham. There might be a range of reasons why you are studying your current course, be it a passion for your subject or the need to gain a …