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Why You Should Seriously Consider a Start-up Over a Graduate Scheme

By Jasmine Sherman, Instant Impact, The Intern and Graduate Recruitment Agency At Instant Impact, we are big believers that a start-up is a great place for a graduate to kick-off their career. If you’re graduating without a graduate scheme lined up, do not worry. Believe it or not you are in the majority, and there are plenty of …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …

Our Entrepreneurial Grant winner, one year on…

By Alex Huntley, MSci Human Genetics, Year 2 Our Entrepreneurial Grant has helped many students to launch their own businesses, such as 2MagpiesTheatre and Worldwide Vets. A year ago Alex Huntley won £1000 through the grant – we discover how his business, Warploque Miniatures, benefited from the funding, what it was like to apply for a …

Cracking the glass ceiling: women in business

Did you know that women invented the coffee filter, the water heater, the windscreen wiper and the chocolate chip cookie? As our Women’s Networking Event approaches we’re looking at the contributions women are making to the UK economy and what can be done to ensure further workplace equality. “We are now moving to a place …

Making an impression in the digital marketing world

By Aaron Dicks, Managing Director, Impression Aaron Dicks, Managing Director of Impression, shares his career journey and advice about how to get into the digital marketing sector. Hear from Aaron and other experts in marketing, advertising and PR at our Spotlight On…Advertising, Marketing and PR event.  When and how did you become interested in digital …

Careers Roadshow 2013: Our ambitious road trip

By, Toby Cope and Jemma Utley, members of the Careers Roadshow team The Careers Roadshow started last week with one objective, to raise awareness of how we can help you discover and achieve your ambitions.  This could mean helping you on the path to your dream job, work experience or deciding on what you want …

How I Went From Graduate to CEO in 3 Years

By Freddy Brick– CEO of Grad Diary ‘I realised there was a gap in the market’ I graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2010 with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management but was inspired to start a business of my own during second year. Alongside another Nottingham student, I threw around a lot …