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I Don’t Have a Summer Internship: What Now?

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Deadlines are over and the weather is actually (as I write this) hot! It’s summer, and I had planned to be nicely settled into a summer internship by now. But as this past year and a half has shown us, you can never really plan for anything. I …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 2)

By Benedict Watson – Student Blogger In part one of this blog post, I drew attention to some of the great University-affiliated schemes which provide you with work experience and opportunities for skill development. These schemes were: • Nottingham Internship Scheme • Course Rep • Summer School Ambassador • Society Committee In part two of …

A Spotlight on Tutoring

By Katy Skillen, third-year Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Throughout the past year, I have worked as a part-time GCSE and A-Level tutor through an online tutoring site. While the thought of another ‘from your bedroom’ activity might seem like a curse, I have actually found it perfect for me! I believe that online …

Tracking Down the Right Placement

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy In my previous blog, I identified my skill gaps and began to search for work placements to run alongside my PhD study. In this blog I describe my experience of finding, applying, and interviewing for my perfect placement. Finding Before I started looking for a …

Do Open Book Exams Boost Career Skills?

By Katy Skillen, third-year MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Exam season is looming… but this year I don’t have that big sense of dread that normally accompanies this time. And the reason why? Open book exams! If there is one thing that I would like to thank Covid-19 for, it’s the emergence of …

Getting To Know Your Chosen Industry

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Qualifications and having the right experience are perhaps the most obvious things that come to mind when thinking about interviews and job applications. However, another significant factor when pitching yourself is to know the industry. This knowledge is crucial as it ensures that you seem both interested and …

Conducting an Interview: Tips for Success

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year There is lots of advice out there about being interviewed, ranging from how to prepare to what to wear. But knowing how to conduct an interview yourself is also a useful skill. I’m not talking about screening someone for a job, although the advice may still apply! Instead, …

Dissertations and Projects That Influence Your Career Part 2: Interviews

By Katy Skillen, third-year MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student I’ve recently been given my title for my dissertation next year and I’m very excited about it! Dissertations or final year projects take up a lot of time and it becomes a huge part of your final year at university. So, it’s natural that you’ll want …

Dissertations/Projects That Influence Your Career Part 1: CV

By Katy Skillen, third-year MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics Student It is always really useful to outline your skill set on a CV so that employers can immediately see what a fantastic candidate you are! Also, if you have done a dissertation, then you are bound to have obtained a lot of useful and relevant skills …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 1)

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger With internships and work experience programmes hard to come by at the moment, many students aren’t aware of the great opportunities that the University exclusively offers, which can give you real-world experience that will look great on your CV. Below are just some of the many opportunities that you can …