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How I Secured a Graduate Job in the UK as an International Student

By Malaika Cornelio, Economics student At the beginning of my academic journey after starting my economics degree, I envisioned a career path closely related to my degree, such as policy analysis. However, during my second year of university, I veered off this path to explore a career in tech to challenge myself and diversify my …

Student Circus: Career Resources for International Students

By the Student Circus team Are you an international student? Are you kickstarting your career journey and feeling overwhelmed? Job search, internship hunt, or professional networking can be challenging when you’re an international student. When arriving in the UK, you’ll need some time to get used to new surroundings and culture. By the time you …

How I Prepared for My Placement Interview

Chuwei Liu, Risk Management student, Nottingham Business School We asked Chuwei to share his recent interview experience when applying for a role with Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN).  A placement appealed to Chuwei because he wanted to experience the UK working environment and culture. He also wanted to practise his English skills and strengthen his communication …

Making the Most of My Masters Year Helped Me Get a UK Graduate Job

By Priyadharshini Devarajan, MSc Business Analytics graduate I currently work as a Senior Software Engineer Consultant in Derisk360, a data consultancy firm based in London, on a Skilled Worker visa. I started as an international graduate (originally from India) and studied MSc Business Analytics at UoN where I gained the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. On behalf …

Taking Part in Work Experience in the UK

By Yun-San, English Language and Literature international student What were your original career ideas when joining the university? When I started at the University of Nottingham I planned to further my studies and become an academic, but I have now decided to be more flexible with my career plan. I’d still like to complete a …

How I Secured Work in the UK as an International Student

By Carlos Sanders Velez, Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London My name is Carlos Sanders Velez, an international student, and I am currently working part-time as a Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London. My current role involves the careful review of science manuscripts and adapting messages for the specific audience (it can be …

The New Graduate Immigration Route. What Does This Mean for Me?

By Sarah Allen, Senior Careers Adviser. For international students thinking about staying in the UK after graduation, the new Graduate Immigration Route offers an exciting opportunity. From July 1 2021, international students who successfully complete a Bachelors or Masters level qualification, and have a valid tier 4 / student visa, will be eligible to apply …

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 …