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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 …

5 Essential Steps To Get Into Marketing

By Catherine Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer Marketing is a fast-paced career, full of variety and is open to students from any degree discipline. The other good news is that it’s a growth industry, and the pandemic has accelerated the need for digital marketing skills. Below are five tips to help you kick-start your marketing …

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 …

What’s Happening in the Current Job Market?

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team Earlier this year I wrote about the 2021 job market giving context to the headlines at the time and the steps that you can put in place to navigate your job search. Over the last month or so we have seen employer updates and increased opportunities listed with …

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 …

LinkedIn: How You Should Really Be Using It

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year  Recently I’ve had lots of discussions with friends who no longer use LinkedIn, and I can understand why. It can easily become a space characterised by toxic productivity and self-promotion, which can be very overwhelming. However, if you change the way you use LinkedIn, it still has the potential to be a really useful platform.   …

How To Approach a Virtual Spring Week

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger With Coronavirus restrictions likely to continue for some time, it seems inevitable that spring weeks will be operated virtually this year. This will of course be disappointing for participants because it will not be as immersive an experience as working in an office or meeting in person. However, if you …

8 Tips for Speculative Work Experience Applications

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Finding work experience or an internship is a task on most students’ minds. This is especially true at the moment when opportunities are restricted by the need for the majority of work to be online. However, in many fields, it is possible to secure a placement even when …