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Assessment Centres – My Experience!

By Leo Dobbin, computer science with a year in industry student An assessment centre can be the daunting final recruitment hurdle, consisting of a full day of activities – often with an interview. Assessment centres can be tough to stand out in. I’d like to share my experience of a successful, albeit troubled, virtual assessment …

How I Prepared for My Placement Interview

Chuwei Liu, Risk Management student, Nottingham Business School We asked Chuwei to share his recent interview experience when applying for a role with Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN).  A placement appealed to Chuwei because he wanted to experience the UK working environment and culture. He also wanted to practise his English skills and strengthen his communication …

What Assessment Centres Involve and How To Navigate Them

By Katie Knowles, MSc Clinical and Molecular Microbiology graduate Before I delve into what assessment centres are like, I want to share some background information on myself. I have a part-time job currently and yet I have never made a CV or had an interview. To prepare for these daunting tasks, I went to the …

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Top Tips to Make Your Overseas Career Dreams a Reality

By Brydie Youngman Ornelas, Communications Specialist, Genentech, USA BA Jt. Honours English and American Studies with International Study Abroad, 2018 A large part of my decision to study for a BA Joint Honours degree in English and American Studies at UoN was the opportunity to study abroad at a North American university. Little did I …

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Start Your Future With the SU

By Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager Your Students’ Union (SU) is here throughout your degree and beyond, with opportunities to discover your passion, excel at it, and make your CV outstanding. Getting involved in your SU can help you:  work as a team develop your leadership skills manage budgets and test your financial skills …

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STAR Technique – A Simple Method for Acing Scenario-Based Interview Questions

By Oliver Struthers, LLM Human Rights Law alumnus After completing my masters in Human Rights Law last September, I began my job hunt for a graduate-level role in the charity or not-for-profit sector. As is the case with most graduates, I massively underestimated how difficult attaining a job would prove to be and my six-month …

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Lauren in Lorraine – From UoN to Nancy, France

By Lauren Ogden (BA Modern Language Studies and MA Comparative Literature alumna, maître de langue – Université de Lorraine) Having dedicated my life to the study of foreign languages and cultures, I hoped that one day my future career would take me overseas. Living in France during my year abroad ignited a desire within me …

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Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences (Part 2)

Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Dreaming of an international career?  If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Two students talk about their time abroad and what they’ve learned. You can also read about Charlie …

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Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences (Part 1)

Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Dreaming of an international career?  If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Two students talk about their time abroad and what they’ve learned. You can also read about Lauren …

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Turn Your Passion for Space Into a Career

By Cristina Vrînceanu, Postgraduate Research Student “ ‘Space’, it says, ‘is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.’ ” This is how Douglas Adams describes space, but …

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