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I Can’t Find the Work Experience I Want!

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser There are a number of advantages to taking part in work experience. Real-life experiences in the workplace can help you increase your skills, give you an insight into a particular job or sector, provide you with networking opportunities, and give your CV a boost.  But what if you have …

Joining a Professional Body or Institution as a Student

By Andy Smith, Careers Consultant Joining a professional body/institution as a student is a really good idea but taking advantage of your membership is the most important part. There are several ways that joining a professional body can bolster your studies, social life, job hunt, and future career – as long as you are prepared …

Avoid Spam Applications

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser We all get those email messages with offers that say, ‘look at me’, but actually aren’t tailored to us. What do we do with them? 9/10 DELETE. Sure, on the odd occasion the email has landed well, on pay day when you were feeling a bit flush, or their message …

Why I’ll Be Attending Careers Talks on Offer This Autumn

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger As someone who is currently looking for a biotech placement for next year, I am trying to find out as much as possible about what makes a good application. So, I’ll be going to one of the ‘Ask an Expert: CVs and Application Forms’ talks coming up. When …

Welcome Back from Careers

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Hey, welcome back to campus and your studies at Nottingham. Although the start of the new academic year is hectic, are you ready to invest a few minutes to find out how our team can help you take the next step on your career path? Maybe you want …

Hello to PGRs from Kirstin and Lucie

By Kirstin Barnard and Lucie Whitfield, Senior Careers Advisers (Postgraduate Researchers) Whether you’re new to the university or progressing with your research, in this blog we want to highlight the support we can offer you during your time at Nottingham.  Alongside our colleagues, we can help you to develop your career ideas and plans, take …

Stop Thinking About What Career You Want. Think About What Career You Don’t Want!

By Emily Oxbury, MA History student blogger The dreaded question, “what do you want to do when you leave university?” usually leaves me replying with a nervous chuckle and the words “I’m not really sure”. But do I really have absolutely no idea like I so often say? I’ve learned to accept over the past …

The Role Sport Played in Developing My Career Skills

By Josh Borlant, Economics student During school years, I had always been involved in sport, playing football, rugby and golf for respective first teams, as well as externally for local clubs and at county level. Having come to university, I chose to carry on playing football and I haven’t looked back. I’ve had an incredible …

From Graduate to Graduate Scheme and Everything Inbetween

By Max Cooper, BA Hons History graduate I’ll start by saying that I never considered myself to be within the bracket of students who got placed on internships or graduate schemes. If I can get a place on a graduate scheme then the vast majority can provided that they prepare accordingly. What I believe allowed …

How the Career Mentoring Scheme Helped Me Achieve My Goals

By Lucy Woodward, Physics student I applied to the Career Mentoring scheme with the hope of getting a clearer understanding of what sorts of careers I’d be well suited to. After my application was accepted I was matched with Keith Bound, whose work in the ‘Science of Storytelling’ interested me. I’m a physics undergraduate but …