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My experience with the Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Anna Short, English graduate In the midst of my last university semester — the panic over final assessments, the pre-emptive nostalgia, the graduation preparation— a friend told me about the Nottingham Internship Scheme (NIS). My first thought was to panic. My head had been so swarmed with everything going on that I didn’t even …

Navigating the path to a summer internship abroad

by Anna Beer, physics student Embarking on the task of looking for an international summer internship can be daunting, especially when you’re looking to work in a specific sector and/or region. In my search of an opportunity in the green energy industry in Europe, I discovered a few unconventional strategies that ultimately led to a …

My experience in legal tech through the Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Panayiotis Georgiou, LLB Law graduate Starting my journey with Orbit Legal, a family-run law firm in Long Eaton, marked a significant chapter in my career. As a fresh law graduate, I found this opportunity through the Nottingham Internship Scheme, which simplified the process of connecting with potential employers in my field. The interview process …

Interested in the Pharmaceutical Industry? Try Pfizer’s Virtual Work Experience

By Taeshayla Copage, Pharmacology student In June 2023, I enrolled in Pfizer’s Molecule to Market Virtual Experience Programme through Forage. The programme provided me with the opportunity to develop my skills, gain insights into the pharmaceutical industry, explore the range of job roles within the sector, and find out more about Pfizer as a company The …

How Bright Network Internship Experience Helped Decide on My Career Path

By Alice Bennett, Politics and International Relations student blogger During a summer of frantically applying for internships and work experience at the last minute, taking part in the BRIGHT Network internship saved me from wasting three months of free time, made a great addition to my CV and, most importantly, was a starting point for …

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 …

Internships: Search, Apply, Interview, Success!

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger Over the last eight weeks I have gone through the process of finding, applying, interviewing, and securing a summer internship. Read on for my step-by-step experience: Search In April I was nearing the end of my degree and wanted to start preparing my next step. This …

How Not to Be the Perfect Intern – Part Two

By Anna White, Placement Projects Officer An internship can be a positive experience where you get a foot in the door to an exciting sector, meet people who inspire you and can finally say you’ve gained that crucial bit of work experience to progress you career, but it can also throw up challenges. In my …

My Virtual Internship Experience With Bright Network

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger   Something I’ve been told countless times on my career journey is the value of internships, placements and work experience. However, the uncertainty of the pandemic means finding and securing internships seems more daunting than ever. Luckily, the Bright Network offers a range of online internship experiences to help …

My Placement as a Website Content Creator

By Saffron Dusanjh, School of Economics The faculty’s one day a week placement programme stood out to me as an excellent opportunity to gain skills in organising my time and balancing responsibilities alongside my studies. In addition, I thought it would be a useful chance to become more comfortable with interview processes. The application I …