Career Coaching Services: Thinking that you need to pay for career coaching? Think again!

Are you making the most of what is on offer as part of your MSc from the Business School’s Postgraduate Careers Team? A series of online careers sessions to help you navigate the current situation. 1-1 coaching with an experienced Careers Consultant to discuss your individual career pathway, job applications and interviews. The latest insights …

Finding work in your home country whilst in the UK (Wendi Wu now working for BP(China) provides advice)

1 What is your new job title: MI Analyst at BP in Shanghai 2 What companies have you previously gained employment with: Pingan Insurance in Shanghai Headquarters and PayPal. 3 What recruitment stages did you go through for the role at BP? It’s a very complicated recruitment process for BP Application (3 open questions) – …

Making the most of your Careers Service

By Teresa Corcoran, Postgraduate Careers Consultant, Nottingham University Business School This Blog was written for the Midlands International Group (a group of representatives from over 15 Midlands based university career services). The MIG have a specific focus on careers support for international students and graduates. In this blog I will explain how to make the …

Increase your employability as a NUBS postgraduate student

Whether you already have lots of work experience or none at all, are aiming to start your own business, gain employment or go on to further study, there are a range of steps you can take to make the most of your MSc year. At Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) we run a weekly Accelerated …

Networking and Your Personal Brand

By Teresa Corcoran There is a lot of information out there about ensuring you network effectively. I want to present some of the issues international students may face and propose practical ways to overcome these difficulties. However, firstly I want to talk about the importance of “Personal Branding” in all your networking endeavours. Why Network? …

The Magic of Networking

In this guest blog by Mohit Masand (MSc Business & Management) we hear about a recent alumni event in London which some of our students attended. A fantastic opportunity as part of the University’s initiative ‘Nottingham in the City’ saw a group of 20 students from the Business School, staff from the Postgraduate Careers Team …

Is Your Network Working?

Great networking advice in this guest blog by Hildengard Allgaier (MBA 2012)  For the current generation of young professionals, careers no longer take a linear path.  Unless you have been working for the same company since college, the chances are that you have swapped employers or consulting jobs or that you even began your own …

The Job Hunt: What I wish I had known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. I am sure that is not what anyone wants to hear whilst they are mid-MBA, …

LockinChina: To Stay, Or Not To Stay

By Eve Wan, Third Year BA International Media and Communication Studies LockInChina.com is an overseas elite recruitment website in China, focussing on helping Chinese companies recruiting overseas graduates and experienced talents. LockIn China help Chinese students, and other students with Mandarin-language skills, seeking opportunities in China.  Triggered by both the increasing restriction of hiring international …

You are what you wear

By Beth Cooper Although the days of bowler hats with pinstripe suits may have passed, in British society it sometimes seems there is an unofficial uniform requirement for every occasion but how do you know what to wear when you may not have been exposed to such an environment before? Anthropologists have even looked at …