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My journey to securing a graduate job as an international student

Ajeya Shyam Bhat, electrical engineering for sustainable and renewable energy student As an international student gearing up for job hunting in a new country, I was filled with a mix of excitement and apprehension. Navigating the complexities of job applications, unfamiliar employer expectations, and the challenges of visa sponsorship seemed like a daunting task. However, …

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 …

Tips for Finding Work in the UK From an International Graduate

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator My career goal has been to work in the creative industry where I can contribute to the process of media creation. During my studies, I had lots of opportunities to take a wide range of modules relating to media …

Taking Part in Work Experience in the UK

By Yun-San, English Language and Literature international student What were your original career ideas when joining the university? When I started at the University of Nottingham I planned to further my studies and become an academic, but I have now decided to be more flexible with my career plan. I’d still like to complete a …

How I Secured Work in the UK as an International Student

By Carlos Sanders Velez, Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London My name is Carlos Sanders Velez, an international student, and I am currently working part-time as a Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London. My current role involves the careful review of science manuscripts and adapting messages for the specific audience (it can be …

My Excitement To Escape My Job Led to My New Career in Australia

By Jade Walley, BA Hons Philosophy graduate All the gear with no idea Graduating with a BA Honours in Philosophy, I left university with no career plan. Throughout my final year of studies, I made the most of the Careers and Employability Service and my personal tutor, exploring graduate schemes, masters degrees, and the job …