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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 …

A Camp America application: rehearsal for the real thing

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Camp America is famous among students for offering ‘the summer of a lifetime’. Having completed it last year, I definitely agree. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind work experience, the application process sharpened my CV writing skills. Here are my five tips on how to write a Camp …

Five Skills You’ll Develop By Studying Abroad to Boost Your Career

Studying or working abroad can make you more employable and give you a competitive advantage when entering the globalised workplace. You will develop increased confidence as you settle into a new culture and make friends, while facing the challenges of studying within a new academic setting and potentially in another language. Here’s five ways Nottingham …

My Graduate Journey from Nottingham to Paris

By Mike Winnington, BA Modern European Studies, graduated 2015 While at university, I swerved questions from my parents about what happens next. The idea of doing a graduate scheme didn’t particularly appeal to me, and I knew that I wanted to keep on using the languages that I studied at university. But how? I explored several …

Want to Work Abroad After Graduation? Build Up These Vital Skills Now!

By Mark Costa-Rising of Gerson Relocation Gaining international employment is something many graduates crave — and for good reason. Landing overseas work can provide a real boost to your career, helping you move up the ladder faster and gaining valuable experience. The problem is, though, that acquiring an international placement is far from easy. Just …

My Summer in China with Huawei

By Lawrie Cate, final-year computer science student As a computer science student, my life is all about dealing with technology, and China is at the forefront of the global tech picture now more than ever. ‘Made in China’ is the ubiquitous label on our electronics and gadgets, yet many people in the UK know little about …

Student Visa? Don’t Panic: You Still Can Work in the UK!

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering As an international student, you may be thinking about finding a job while studying in UK. I know I was. I was also concerned about what legal procedures I might need to know about. While at the beginning it seems complex, I promise you, it’s not that …

What Teaching Nursery School in Zambia Taught Me

By Isabel Bos, second year, sociology and social policy Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? If so, the International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the …

How I Maximised My Experiences at Nottingham To Accelerate My Career

By Alan Chan, BSc Economics (2013) and MSc Entrepreneurship (2014) When I look over my university experience and career development to date, I always find it interesting how one thing led to another. As I connected the dots, I began to recognize patterns that reveals my entrepreneurial traits that were shaped during my time at …

Five Effective Ways to Prepare for an International Job Search

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger As an international student studying at a global university, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a “global candidate.” Essentially, how can I stand out as an applicant when searching for jobs internationally? Throughout the past year I’ve attended several events at the University, including the Go Global …