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Local Government: Is It the Right Career for You?

By Sarah Adesikun, Politics and International Relations alumna As students, it can be difficult to know which career you will enjoy. While studying, I knew I wanted a rewarding career with a social purpose. After graduating I secured a role on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) run by the Local Government Association.  If you have similar motivations and are …

Every job is an opportunity to improve your skills

By Hayley Johnson, MSci Biology alumnae “I think the best advice I had was to remember that you don’t have to secure your dream job right away.” How did you find your first role and what did the recruitment process involve? My first role upon graduating was working for a market research company. I worked …

From graduation to the best job in the world!

By Katie Leach, UoN psychology alumna We asked Katie to talk about her career path and what advice she would give students who are moving into their final year and our 2020 graduates who are not quite where they want to be. The most extravagant recruitment process ever? So, the best place to start would …

Returning home as an international student and finding a job

By John Lim, social work graduate I thought it was going to be easy. Move back to Singapore, find a job, and start earning some money! How difficult could that be? Well, more difficult than I thought. Today, if you’re an international student who’s thinking about moving back home, I hope this blog post will provide help to …

Talking to the right people is a career ‘must do’

By Joel Kaziro, medicine graduate  Having been a teacher for the last five years, I walked into Medical School as a mature student. I figured that at the end of my four-year stint, I’d be a doctor. What I failed to realise was ‘being a doctor’ was not enough; they come in many different shapes and sizes and …

My Route Into A Graduate Job

By Lewis Mills, BSc Biology As a final year student, everybody starts to ask about what you are doing after university. I finished my degree and had been rejected for every job I had applied for. However, there are many different routes into graduate roles.  Rejection and then an offer In the final year of my …

Networking Helped Me Get a Job in Publishing

By Lydia Weigel, BA American Studies and English I found out about the marketing assistant vacancy at Penguin Random House through networking with people at the company and signing up for the latest jobs through their website. The recruitment process The recruitment process was actually quite straightforward, I had two interviews, one more formal than …

Setting the Bar For A Career In Law – Before, During and After University

By Kate Hindmarch, University of Nottingham alumna and partner in employment law at Langleys Solicitors In the world of law, there are a number of opportunities and career paths waiting for you – far from the silver screen’s depiction of those shouting ‘objection’ in court. Whether it’s family, employment or criminal, the industry is open to more than law postgraduates, but getting onto the career ladder …

Making the Most of My Time At University

By Tomi Popoola, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate I started at the University of Nottingham as an engineering foundation student. This was honestly one of the best decisions I made. It gave me a chance to dabble in most forms of engineering and pick what was right for me. By the end of the year, …

How My University Experience Helped Me On My Career Journey

By Aparajita Roy, MSc Economic Development and Policy alumni and Head of Market Research at KornChain I will always remember the day when I started working at the Central Bank of India. The efforts put into getting the internship there, started off right from my days at the University of Nottingham. It has helped in …