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Work experience and graduate roles – how to search as an international student

By Anna Glaze-Krayer, Careers Adviser International students and graduates are a fantastic asset to the university, the local community, and to graduate employers up and down the UK. It can be tricky to navigate finding work experience and graduate roles in the UK, though, when you’re not familiar with where to search and which employers …

How To Showcase Your Year Abroad in Interviews

By Grace Smyth, Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies student blogger So you’ve been on a year abroad? The skills and experiences you have had are some of the most valuable that you can demonstrate in job applications and the interview process! Interviews are daunting so preparing some ideas of how you can showcase what you …

I Cannot Recommend Studying Abroad Enough

By Alisha D’Souza, geography student Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Do you want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Are you dreaming of an international career?  If your answer is yes, then studying abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Alisha talks about how she prepared for …

Think Pacific: A Summer With a Difference in Fiji

By Sam Killick, International Relations and Global Issues graduate At the start of August, I had the pleasure of travelling out to Fiji and participating in one of Think Pacific’s month-long Community Build Expeditions. This blog will tell you a little bit more about the work that Think Pacific does in Fiji as well as …

Boosting My Fieldwork Skills In Croatia – A Work Experience Like No Other

By Ellen Blackmore, Environmental Science graduate Me and my placement: After completing my MSci degree in Environmental Science, I was lucky enough to spend two weeks volunteering as a Research Assistant with Operation Wallacea in the stunning country of Croatia. Operation Wallacea is an organisation of academics and field biologists who run biodiversity and conservation …

A Sea of New Possibilities: How a Month in Mexico Helped Shape My Future Career

By Jack Roberts, Zoology graduate The International Work Experience Grant (IWEG) offers funding to University of Nottingham undergraduate students to support overseas work experience. IWEG is designed to enable students to undertake work experience opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to afford, such as paid internships with a private sector business, a volunteering opportunity, …

First Steps in the Jungle: An Insight Into My First Research Placement as an Aspiring Conservationist.

By Iona Felfeli, third year Zoology student  Beginning to think about life beyond university is daunting, however this past summer, I took my first step. I completed a two-week research expedition with Operation Wallacea in the Calakmul Biosphere reserve in Mexico. This expedition runs every year and monitors changes in biodiversity of both the flora and …

How Taking Part in Extra-Curricular Activities Can Help You Explore Career Options

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator Before I started university, my career goal was to become a TV/film/performance producer. I chose my degree course so I could learn more about the influence and importance of ‘media’ and selected a wide range of modules which enabled …

Explore Work Experience Opportunities Overseas in Summer 2023

As we look ahead to 2023, it is a good time now for students to start considering their options and making plans. Overseas experience provides students with the opportunity to build a wide range of skills and professional competencies whilst at the same time adding that unique experience of immersing yourself in different cultures and …

International Students: Welcome from Careers!

By Ewan Henry, Senior Careers Adviser Whether you are here on an undergraduate course, a master’s degree or a PhD, we know that studying abroad means a lot of change and with it a lot of new things that you need to learn. This blog is here to give you some tips on how to …