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My Experience at Bain & Company: True North Scholarship for Black Heritage Students

By Ella Onyems, final year economics student and winner of the 2021 True North Scholarship What is the Scholarship? Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy, offers the chance for talented students from typically underrepresented backgrounds to gain experience from leading employees at Bain alongside the chance to win a £10,000 prize. The programme …

Still Waiting for Your Career ‘Lightbulb Moment’?

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser Are you waiting for a flash of inspiration, or a ‘Eureka!’ moment when the perfect career idea appears in front of you?   You might be hoping that as you go through your course it will all become clear what you want to do. You’ll have your lightbulb moment and …

Career Exploration: How I Figured Out What To Do After University

By Agnes Sokolowska, mathematics student blogger Like many people, I came to university with a very vague idea of my career plans. In fact, the further I got into my degree, I became even less sure of what I wanted to do. For my first blog post, I want to share how I figured out …

What Is a Mentor… and Do I Really Need One?

By Katy Skillen MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, third year “I’ve found a mentor!” Recently, my housemate told me that she’s found a careers mentor for herself, and I was actually really surprised. I hadn’t heard of many people getting mentors before and didn’t really understand what a mentor is. So, let me break …

Food Matters: Careers in the Food Sector

By Seamus Higgins, Associate Professor in Food Process Engineering When one thinks about food, not only has it fuelled our evolution as humans over millions of years it has also defined our societies over thousands of years. Think of hunter gatherers, the agricultural revolution and indeed more recently the industrial revolution. Today the World Bank …

How to Prioritise Your Future Wellbeing When Exploring Career Options

By Hannah Woolley, Careers and Employability Consultant At some point you’re likely to start thinking about what you’ll do next and begin to explore graduate jobs. Different people approach this at different points, and that’s fine, but whenever you decide the time is right, it’s worth trying to factor in your future wellbeing. After all, …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended the virtual …

My Internship With the Civil Service (Part 1)

By, Benedict Watson – Student Having passed through strenuous online tests and a telephone interview, I was delighted to find out in March that I had been accepted onto the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)! The Civil Service has been an area of interest for me for a while now, so I was …

Careers in Publishing: What To Expect in 2021 and Beyond

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Education Projects Officer The recent encouraging news of record annual sales from Bloomsbury is an indication of how the publishing sector is responding during the pandemic. As Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publisher Association commented, ‘many people rediscovered their love of reading last year during lockdown.’ However, publishing is still facing …

Why You Should Apply to the Career Mentoring Programme

By Lowri White, third-year BA (Hons) Classics My experience with career mentoring was essential in confirming my career route and providing me with the confidence to do so. The career mentoring experience provided me with a unique insight and unrivalled advice that was important to me. The opportunity to get advice and insight from someone …