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Top Tips to Make Your Overseas Career Dreams a Reality

By Brydie Youngman Ornelas, Communications Specialist, Genentech, USA BA Jt. Honours English and American Studies with International Study Abroad, 2018 A large part of my decision to study for a BA Joint Honours degree in English and American Studies at UoN was the opportunity to study abroad at a North American university. Little did I …

Lauren in Lorraine – From UoN to Nancy, France

By Lauren Ogden (BA Modern Language Studies and MA Comparative Literature alumna, maître de langue – Université de Lorraine) Having dedicated my life to the study of foreign languages and cultures, I hoped that one day my future career would take me overseas. Living in France during my year abroad ignited a desire within me …

I Don’t Have a Grad Job: What Now?

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger It can be daunting leaving university without a spot on a graduate scheme. However, it’s important to remember that having a grad scheme is not the be all and end all for leaving uni. Taking a break after university before you launch into a career can be very beneficial. …

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 …

What Is It Like to Conduct a Remote Internship During the Pandemic?

By Margaux Seeuws, International Commercial Law Last May I received exciting news from the School of Law, that I was the successful candidate for an internship at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Little did I know that the experience would not play out exactly as planned. With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, …

Applying to Become an English Language Assistant With the British Council

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Interested in working abroad, improving your fluency in another language, and gaining valuable experience to strengthen your CV? The British Council offers paid six-month or one-year placements teaching English as a foreign language in 15 different countries around the world. The placement involves working in a school, in a country of …

If I Can’t Travel Abroad, How Can I Get International Work Experience?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Project and Systems Co-ordinator As the global pandemic rumbles on, we all face restrictions and changes to our plans. We constantly hear how important it is to get work experience in all its forms, including international experience. But is that possible? Yes, it is. Read on to find how you can …

Year Abroad: Choosing Where to Go and What to Do

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger For modern languages students like myself, a year abroad in your third year of study is compulsory. But did you know that the majority of Nottingham students have the opportunity to study abroad as well? You can find out more about the opportunities in your school, on the Study Abroad …

International Work Experience Grant – Ana’s story

By Ana Paredes Cimadevilla, nutrition and dietetics student Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about the cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Read on to hear about Ana’s experience: My placement I travelled to Mombasa in Kenya, with an organisation called …

A Camp America experience: what I’ve learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger The ‘summer of a lifetime’ at Camp America can be incredibly fun. It is also a fantastic opportunity that can transform your career prospects. Alongside getting to travel and meet lifelong friends, it boosted my employability skills greatly. It helped me become more confident, positive and ambitious, …