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How To Use Your Studies To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger Work experience is often mentioned in advice about applications. This can be very frustrating, as often it may feel that you need work experience in order to get work experience in the form of spring weeks and summer internships. While work experience is useful, internships and graduate roles CAN be …

Work Experience, Placements and Internships in a Pandemic

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant In ‘normal’ circumstances it is competitive trying to find work experience. For many students in the current climate, it is fair to say this has become even more challenging.  But – and it’s a big but – it is not all doom and gloom in terms of …

What Is It Like to Conduct a Remote Internship During the Pandemic?

By Margaux Seeuws, International Commercial Law Last May I received exciting news from the School of Law, that I was the successful candidate for an internship at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Little did I know that the experience would not play out exactly as planned. With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, …

Look No Further for Work Experience: Writing Opportunities at UoN

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year It is hard to find work experience at the best of times. But, as with practically everything, the Covid-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. Some placements were lost to the pandemic last year, bu  it’s a bit too early to say what will happen this summer. Yet, …

Applying to Become an English Language Assistant With the British Council

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Interested in working abroad, improving your fluency in another language, and gaining valuable experience to strengthen your CV? The British Council offers paid six-month or one-year placements teaching English as a foreign language in 15 different countries around the world. The placement involves working in a school, in a country of …

If I Can’t Travel Abroad, How Can I Get International Work Experience?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Project and Systems Co-ordinator As the global pandemic rumbles on, we all face restrictions and changes to our plans. We constantly hear how important it is to get work experience in all its forms, including international experience. But is that possible? Yes, it is. Read on to find how you can …

5 Ways to Boost Your CV Over Christmas

Whilst Christmas is a great opportunity to rest and recuperate with your family and friends before tackling January exams, the free time can also be used very effectively to boost your CV.  The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the ways in which we can gain virtual experience and skills, and arguably these virtual programs are now …

Year Abroad: Choosing Where to Go and What to Do

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger For modern languages students like myself, a year abroad in your third year of study is compulsory. But did you know that the majority of Nottingham students have the opportunity to study abroad as well? You can find out more about the opportunities in your school, on the Study Abroad …

A PhD or Industry?

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy How would you even begin to know if a PhD was right for you? Testing the waters of both working in industry and academic research helped me to decide. An Uncertain Future As a second-year undergraduate I was not sure what to do after my …

Assessment Centres – Being Yourself Matters

By Jade Brewster-Mahon, BSc Microbiology with Industrial Year Based on previous work experience I always knew I wanted to do a year in industry. Having had meetings with the Careers team towards the end of my first year, I began the process early. I had written CVs and attended job interviews in the past but …