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My experience with the Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Anna Short, English graduate In the midst of my last university semester — the panic over final assessments, the pre-emptive nostalgia, the graduation preparation— a friend told me about the Nottingham Internship Scheme (NIS). My first thought was to panic. My head had been so swarmed with everything going on that I didn’t even …

Why should you attend the Bright Network Festival?

By Lucy Rayner-Thomas, Chemistry student Like many people, I do not know what I want to do after I graduate and during the summer holidays I started to think about what I could do to explore my career options and to see what opportunities were available to me. As a start, I decided to attend …

Navigating the path to a summer internship abroad

by Anna Beer, physics student Embarking on the task of looking for an international summer internship can be daunting, especially when you’re looking to work in a specific sector and/or region. In my search of an opportunity in the green energy industry in Europe, I discovered a few unconventional strategies that ultimately led to a …

My group activity assessment centre advice

By Lucy Rayner-Thomas, chemistry student – © Agefis via Unsplash This year I have been applying for my industry placement and have learnt a lot about how to prepare for the processes involved in applying for placements.  One of the companies I applied to, Pfizer, required me to do a group activity assessment centre as …

Navigating the NHS job market: tips for a successful application

By Gemma Foxall, Careers Adviser The Graduate Outcomes survey demonstrates that NHS recruits more University of Nottingham graduates than any other employer.  As such, we spend time investigating what the NHS are looking for in their applications and how you increase your chances of success. Here are a few top tips from the NHS trusts …

Managing your resilience during your job, placement, or further study search

By Katie Bonner, Careers Adviser, Faculty of Science  Autumn term is a flurry of recruitment activity, and the Careers Service has been busy supporting students who are looking for work experience, graduate roles, or further study.   Recruitment processes can be long, with weeks or sometimes months passing between stages. The waiting, alongside unsuccessful applications, can be …

How to use LinkedIn to your advantage as a politics student

By Josie Ruffles, politics student. You may have been asked the question, ‘What will you do with that degree?’ or thought to yourself, ‘Where does this lead to?’. Politics and American Studies, or any degree related to politics or humanities, helps you develop skills that can take you into any industry. I took the degree …

Work experience and graduate roles – how to search as an international student

By Anna Glaze-Krayer, Careers Adviser International students and graduates are a fantastic asset to the university, the local community, and to graduate employers up and down the UK. It can be tricky to navigate finding work experience and graduate roles in the UK, though, when you’re not familiar with where to search and which employers …

Is my CV good enough?

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser So many students ask this question – but it’s harder to answer than you may think. I want to share something about CVs that I think is often missed. Your first experience of CV writing was probably back at school in a mandatory session they had to tick off. In …

Interview questions are often predictable…honestly

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser How can we help you in an application and interview support appointment? You may be surprised. When students book ‘Interview Preparation’ appointments with me they often think that I will have a greater insight into the questions that will come up than them. I’m going to let you in on …