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Building careers while staying indoors

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student blogger It is safe to say that in recent weeks, everything has changed. This is a time of great uncertainty regarding so many aspects of our lives, and one of those is our careers. For me, my part-time job working in a bar has been suspended and …

Responding to that dreaded question…

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student blogger We all have experienced this, talking to friends, family or even strangers about university and being faced with one of the most stressful questions. “So, what about after graduation?” This question always freaks me out. I’m in my second year of a four-year course and have …

Why Volunteering Should Be The Next Thing You Do

By Andrew Hunter, first year mathematics and economics student blogger It is becoming increasingly more difficult to attain valuable work experience with well-known firms in your chosen industry of work. That’s why volunteering is important as it can play such a big part in standing out from the crowd, helping you to succeed in applications …

A world of careers outside your textbook…

By Katy Skillen, second year MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student So, exam time of year is winding down, and it’s safe to say we are all definitely ready for a well-deserved break. For the past few weeks, our whole lives have consisted of just essays and revision and endless cups of coffee, but maybe amongst all …

On to the second; a post-hoc analysis of my PhD year 1 and where I think I’m going

By Andrew Wilhelmsen, PhD student It feels an awful lot like I started my PhD no more than a few weeks ago, yet here I am writing reflections on what has actually been an entire year. I’m not sure where those mysterious 365 days went in all honesty. I’m fairly confident I’ve spent longer times waiting to be served …

Five Dos and Don’ts of a Christmas break

By Dale Claridge, chemistry graduate The first semester of university can be pretty hectic. Whether you’re bogged down with essays and lab reports, or you’ve finally found a spare moment to start preparing for January exams, graduation can seem like more of a distant fantasy than an inevitability. However, anyone with friends who have completed …

Tips From A Graduate: Use Your Final Year Wisely

By Imogen Daldy, BA French and History graduate So picture me exactly one year ago, when I was still a final year Nottingham student. – Stressed to the max because the first round of coursework deadlines was fast approaching. – Stressed to the max because graduate scheme application season was in full swing. – Stressed …

Three Reasons You Need A Mentor

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hons) History, student blogger Why does anyone need a mentor? What does a mentor even do? Robin had Batman, Luke Skywalker had Obi Won Kenobi, Matilda had Ms Honey and Karate Kid had Mr Miyagi.  A mentor is someone to help and guide you, provide you with answers to …

How I Made the Most of the Careers and Employability Service

By Paige Linden, MEng Mechanical Engineering student  When I started at Nottingham, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was quite overwhelmed by all the different options and didn’t know how I would decide. 1. Attend careers fairs The careers fairs at Nottingham were informative and gave me a better insight into my …

How to make your part-time and summer jobs assets to your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger A fundamental mistake that a lot of students make on their graduate CVs is undervaluing their employment history. It’s one thing to be selective with what work experience you put on there, but it’s another thing to cut it all out because it doesn’t seem …