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A Digital Wonderland

By Johanna Taylor, Management MSc student  Johanna recently spent an evening at Impression, a digital marketing agency; to find out about careers in this popular sector.  I arrived at the Impression offices with high hopes of a trendy, relaxed environment and I was not disappointed. There was a palpable sense of a balance of work and play, as …

The Verdict Is in… What Employers Wanted at the Law Fair

By Alice Gould, student blogger Aside from a great opportunity to stock up your stationery collection, there is another great reason to attend the Law Fair: you might get spotted by a potential employer and increase your likelihood of being hired.  The reason employers attempt to lure you in with the promise of freebies is …

Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing, and PR

By Michael Walker, student blogger The recent Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing and PR saw representatives from five companies as varied as Mars Food and public relations (PR) firm Brunswick Group taking the floor to lay down their experiences of this competitive and diverse industry. Having arrived slightly early, I passed the tempting rows of drinks …

On the Hunt for an Engineering Summer Placement

By Grace Pownall, second year civil engineering student On 8 October 2015, 15 employers gathered in the Engineering and Science Learning Centre to recruit Nottingham’s best civil engineering students for their graduate programmes, industrial year placements and summer internships. A wide range of companies were in attendance; from global giants Arup, AECOM, Jacobs and Mott MacDonald, …

Science and engineering, it’s not all about being a scientist or an engineer

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Did you know that after your degree you can apply for any job? But have you considered a career in management? You may already know this, but as a student who studies science or engineering, your career doesn’t have to be as a scientist or engineer.  Did you know …

Getting Into Law Without a Law Degree

By Priya Thakar, student blogger Back in March, I attended the ‘Spotlight On: Law for Non-Law’ event, organised by Careers. The event was very popular and it was interesting to me that there were students from a wide variety of subjects with a keen interest in the law profession. Courses varied from mechanical engineering to …

How I Discovered New Career Opportunities

By Mary Strickson, student blogger Last week I attended the Graduate Jobs Fair organised by The Careers and Employability Service. I wasn’t sure what to expect, for example, I didn’t think there would be many arts-based opportunities on offer. However at the fair, I discovered that my degree opens opportunities in many career paths and sectors, which …

CSN CV and Networking Event

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer I recently attended an event run by the Creative Student Network, or CSN for short, which is a student society run by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a film and television lecturer at the University. Their networking event gave students the chance to meet and talk with University alumni who now …

Spotlight On… Magazine Publishing

By Mary Strickson, student blogger Last term, I attended the Spotlight On… Magazine Publishing event organised by the Careers and Employability Service. The event was very inspirational and I learned a lot about the different roles in media – it was hugely popular with a large number of attendees. The event consisted of talks by …

There’s More to Education Than Being a Teacher

By Vicky Lorriman, first year English student As an arts student without a career goal, I’ve been told many times that teaching is the profession for me. Frankly, it’s something I’d rather avoid; but giving up entirely on the education sector could be a mistake and so I attended the Spotlight On… Participation Outreach event. …