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Alternate Careers for STEM Students

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer It’s important to note that the value of a STEM degree stretches far beyond subject-specific jobs and career paths. The lessons learned and skills gained from a technical degree are valued by a range of employers across diverse sectors. You may not have even considered these options as …

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 …

Being a Social Secretary and What I Learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Being part of a committee while at university can be a great experience. Last year I accepted the role of social secretary for the English committee. This role gave me many great opportunities and the skills I learned has boosted my CV enormously. Here is what I …

Second Thoughts About a Professional Degree? Here to Help!

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer There are a range of professional courses on offer at Nottingham, from medicine and health sciences to social work, law, and teaching. These degrees are designed to help students prepare for a particular vocation, as well as develop graduate-level skills. If you are studying one of these degree subjects but …

Teach First Q&A: The Teaching Experience

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Applying for graduate schemes can be difficult, especially when you’re not quite sure what to expect. After working as a counsellor at a summer camp, I considered the idea of teaching. I wanted to know more about this possible career path. So, I sat down with my …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, third year 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 …

How to Prioritise Your Future Wellbeing When Exploring Career Options

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things …

Every job is an opportunity to improve your skills

By Hayley Johnson, MSci Biology alumnae “I think the best advice I had was to remember that you don’t have to secure your dream job right away.” How did you find your first role and what did the recruitment process involve? My first role upon graduating was working for a market research company. I worked …

My Career Mentoring experience

By Kathryn Moore, mentee Career Mentoring offers you the opportunity to be supported with your career goals by a member of our alumni community. Kathryn tells us all about her Career Mentoring experience. “My goal seems more achievable.” My mentor During my second year at university I felt that it was important to begin looking towards life afterwards. …

Qualities that accounting firms look for in applicants

By Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Content Writer at The Accountancy Partnership  Planning for life after graduation can be a daunting task. You’ve never done it before, and so it’s difficult to know what to expect. If you’re thinking about work, there are some skills which are universally desirable for employers. Good time keeping, an enthusiastic attitude, …