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Placements – Ready, Steady, Go

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer You are about to start your penultimate year of study. You may already have a Placement Year as part of your course or… you hear the term ‘placement’ mentioned by one of your friends. But what is the value of a placement? Why should you apply? What will you gain …

How the Digital Marketing Academy Helped Kick-Start My Career

By Olivia Taylor, Theology and Religious Studies graduate Throughout my time at University, I was completely clueless about the path I wanted to take, and the prospect of a real career seemed incredibly daunting to me. Until I happened to land on the Digital Marketing Academy page on the University’s website. It immediately caught my …

Why your ‘hidden’ skills as a language student will take you far

By Julie Callaghan, Senior Careers Adviser Many employers seek candidates with a ‘global’ or ‘international’ outlook so language students are highly desirable candidates in the workplace. Being competent in at least one other language is a very specific skill to have, and is recognised in the workplace. Through time spent abroad you will have developed …

How to make your part-time and summer jobs assets to your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger A fundamental mistake that a lot of students make on their graduate CVs is undervaluing their employment history. It’s one thing to be selective with what work experience you put on there, but it’s another thing to cut it all out because it doesn’t seem …

My Experience as Arts Marketing Intern at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

By Alice Avis, BA (Hons) History alumna and Arts Marketing Intern, Nottingham Lakeside Arts This time last year, I was celebrating completing the final exam of my degree. Now one year on, I am about to complete my Arts Marketing Internship at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. My experience I graduated from the University of Nottingham with …

My Reflection on the Experience Heritage module

By Megan Atwell, BA (Hons) Music, student blogger A feeling many students in the arts and humanities are familiar with, is the blend of excitement and fear that accompanies any thoughts about the future. As a music student, I am acutely aware of this; there is no clear career path laid out for me and viable options can feel limited. This is both …

Part 2: How are you getting on in your first graduate job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons) and demonstrate your potential? Hopefully, you saw Friday’s blog with a people and relationship focus and have been applying some of the tips. Today we focus on proactivity, performance, and politics. Read on for more …

Part 1: How Are You Getting On in Your First Graduate Job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university; but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons!) and demonstrate your potential? This blog is the first of two that give you advice on how to get on in your first job after graduation. Today’s focus is on people …

Nothing Lined Up? No Stress.

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer If you’re quickly closing in on graduation with no plans yet, rest assured that your future is not over, in fact, it has only just begun.    It’s totally okay to not have a great job lined up right after you graduate. In fact, I think there are a lot …

First Year Students Should Plan Ahead to Build in a Placement Year

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Did you know that students on a course without a work placement year or year in industry can now build one in?   The University introduced a new approach in 2018 that allows students to add in a full year work placement in their penultimate year of study. This …