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Teach First: The Taster Experience

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, second year student blogger Two full days on Zoom? Yes, it is as exhausting as it sounds. But that was exactly what I signed up for when I enrolled in Teach First’s Taster Programme. Teach First is a UK charity that aims to tackle education inequality in the …

My Bright Network Consulting Internship Experience

By Leona Rose Goodey, BSc Psychology with International Studies After having an internship cancelled at the beginning of the summer period, I started looking for online opportunities that could potentially provide a similar level of workplace experience before applying to graduate roles next year. I found the Bright Network’s experience through LinkedIn, and was accepted …

Working in Sales: What I Learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger To support my masters degree, I got a part-time job in sales. Sales was a career area I had always been interested in, and I have learned a lot from the experience. Here are the top five things I learned: Representing the brand You are responsible for …

A perfect way for your CV to stand out

By Grace Whitaker, modern languages and translation student I think everyone who participates in the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge comes to it from a plethora of ways. My friend found out about it from an email and when she told me, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I have been fortunate enough to be apart of the …

A unique and valuable challenge

by Cerys Welch, liberal arts student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) originally to earn credits towards the Nottingham Advantage Award. I expected tick-box exercises; lots of supervision; and minimal opportunities to be innovative and original. In reality, it felt like I was really working as a consultant and had control over what …

With no work experience, the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge was perfect for me

By Devashree Vaidya, work and organisational psychology student As an international student with no prior work experience, I started applying for jobs and realised the importance of work experience to strengthen my job applications. I was impressed with the multiple avenues that the University offers to enhance students’ CV and employability. Building my CV and giving back During …

Want to explore a career in consultancy?

By Joe Houghton, economics student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) as I’m interested in working in a consultancy in the future, so this was a great opportunity for me to explore consultancy further. I knew that the experience gained on the NCC would be useful to add to my CV and talk …

The NHS: my experience

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Dietetics and Nutrition, second year student blogger As lockdown is getting lifted, there is one aspect which I am actually going to miss. The weekly excitement of standing at our doorsteps on a Thursday night, waving at our neighbours and taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’. It’s a time when …

How on earth can I get graduate level work experience during lockdown?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Projects and Systems Co-ordinator  Got more time on your hands and wondering how to use that time productively?  Keen to get some work experience and develop your employability skills?  If so, then take a look at our new Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge.   What is the Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge? We understand that during the COVID-19 …

Creative Pathways internships – applications now open

By Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer  Are you a University of Nottingham graduate interested in a career in the arts?  Interning at a theatre, international centre for dance or at the Nottingham City of Literature, means you definitely won’t be bored. You could be involved with anything from using social media, organising events, supporting workshop delivery, to reading entries for literature competitions. Plus, you’ll meet some great people along the …