Category Archives: Careers

All the reasons you should consider volunteering

All the reasons you should consider volunteering

Throughout my time at University, I have participated in many volunteering opportunities. These range from working in a secondary school teaching children literacy skills to helping the elderly with computer skills (even though I barely know my way around an excel spread sheet myself, but nobody needs to know that…). Even though this may not […]

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

It’s not always youth hostels and backpacking… When you first hear the words gap year, what images come into your mind? People riding on elephants in Thailand? Or working in an office somewhere 9-5 getting experience in before university begins? But what actually happens when you decide to take a gap year? This happened to […]

How to write a killer CV

How to write a killer CV

We’ve all been there, the dreaded task of writing your CV. The same question surfaces again and again, ‘but how will I make mine stand out?’. Fear not, I am going to offer you some advice on how to make sure your CV is the best of the bunch. What do I include? So, the […]

Part-time work at University

Part-time work at University

Having a part-time job at university can have a really positive influence on your whole university experience. It improves time management, it creates more financial freedom, and it opens you up to the world of work. I have had two jobs since being at university. First, I was a waitress, now a retail assistant. They […]

Help! I Don’t Know What to Do with My Degree.

Help! I Don't Know What to Do with My Degree.

Whether you’ve just gotten into Uni or you’re just about to graduate, sometimes it can feel like you still have no idea what you want to do. You’re surrounded by people who have a solid career path laid out, and it seems like every person you have ever encountered asks the dreaded question, ‘So, what […]

4 Things I learnt from my Summer Internship

4 Things I learnt from my Summer Internship

Considering an internship to go alongside your studies? Here’s four things I learnt- and why spending my summer in an office was worth it… Last summer, I completed a summer internship in the accounts department of an audio-visual technology company based in Nottinghamshire. Sounds glamorous, I know but, more importantly, it actually taught me a […]

Standing Out from the Crowd

Thinking about overthinking

We all have our own unique set of skills and abilities. Here’s how to use them to your advantage… (they could even land you a job). It’s difficult to think about, but part of being at university is coming to terms with the world of work. Whether it’s a summer internship, a third-year placement or the terrifying prospect of graduate employment, it probably seems impossible for you to land the perfect job. […]