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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 …

Unlock careers skills through participation in sport at university

By Molly Riley, sport and exercise science student We asked Molly about her involvement in sport at Nottingham and how it is helping her develop career skills. What activities have you been involved in? In my first year, or what we had of it, I was  involved in the Sport for Good Nottingham project and Ultimate …

A big ‘hello’ from Careers

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Whether you’re just starting at Nottingham or a returning student, the University’s Careers team is here for you. Although we’re not physically on campus, we are online to help you navigate these extraordinary times. A snapshot of the autumn term As well as online careers appointments and  job-hunting …

Teach First: The Taster Experience

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, second year student blogger Two full days on Zoom? Yes, it is as exhausting as it sounds. But that was exactly what I signed up for when I enrolled in Teach First’s Taster Programme. Teach First is a UK charity that aims to tackle education inequality in the …

My Bright Network Consulting Internship Experience

By Leona Rose Goodey, BSc Psychology with International Studies After having an internship cancelled at the beginning of the summer period, I started looking for online opportunities that could potentially provide a similar level of workplace experience before applying to graduate roles next year. I found the Bright Network’s experience through LinkedIn, and was accepted …

A perfect way for your CV to stand out

By Grace Whitaker, modern languages and translation student I think everyone who participates in the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge comes to it from a plethora of ways. My friend found out about it from an email and when she told me, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I have been fortunate enough to be apart of the …

A unique and valuable challenge

by Cerys Welch, liberal arts student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) originally to earn credits towards the Nottingham Advantage Award. I expected tick-box exercises; lots of supervision; and minimal opportunities to be innovative and original. In reality, it felt like I was really working as a consultant and had control over what …

With no work experience, the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge was perfect for me

By Devashree Vaidya, work and organisational psychology student As an international student with no prior work experience, I started applying for jobs and realised the importance of work experience to strengthen my job applications. I was impressed with the multiple avenues that the University offers to enhance students’ CV and employability. Building my CV and giving back During …

Want to explore a career in consultancy?

By Joe Houghton, economics student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) as I’m interested in working in a consultancy in the future, so this was a great opportunity for me to explore consultancy further. I knew that the experience gained on the NCC would be useful to add to my CV and talk …

The NHS: my experience

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Dietetics and Nutrition, second year student blogger As lockdown is getting lifted, there is one aspect which I am actually going to miss. The weekly excitement of standing at our doorsteps on a Thursday night, waving at our neighbours and taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’. It’s a time when …