Make a Difference Week: From science to social enterprise and everything in between

University of Leeds graduate Rhea Fofana made her move from bioscience to the third sector. She explains why and how she made this shift. Three months before completing my Biotechnology with Enterprise degree, I decided to go for it – to shift from a bioscience focus to the third sector. Although I felt unprepared andContinue reading “Make a Difference Week: From science to social enterprise and everything in between”

My placement year at Goldman Sachs

Psychology student Sophie Boag spent her placement year at Goldman Sachs in London, here she gives some great tips on how to approach your placement year including valuable insights and advice on working remotely. I started a placement at Goldman Sachs in June 2019, in their London office. I worked in Internal Audit, across two different teams (SalesContinue reading “My placement year at Goldman Sachs”

LinkedIn Learning Champions

The LinkedIn Learning Champion programme encourages the development of employability skills by participating in the programme and actively using the LinkedIn Learning platform. LinkedIn Learning Champions share their insights and encourage you to try the LinkedIn Learning platform which is free for University of Leeds students and staff.   Here, LinkedIn Learning Champions from the UniversityContinue reading “LinkedIn Learning Champions”

Class of 2021: Application Tips and Advice for International Students

As part of our Class of 2021 discussion series, we asked Marc Steward (Careers Consultant at the University of Leeds Careers Service) to discuss tips and advice for international students when it comes to applying for roles with both UK and global employers. Listen to Marc talk about: Communication and Networking   Commercial Awareness  It’s not all about your education  Time management  Continue reading “Class of 2021: Application Tips and Advice for International Students”

Student Volunteering Week: Volunteering in a pandemic with Hannah Gordon

We spoke to one of our local volunteering heroes Hannah Gordon on her Geography industrial placement about how her work with Aire Rivers Trust has been going during the pandemic. 2020 has been a fairly turbulent year as we know. For many students this meant placements had to be cancelled and life as we understoodContinue reading “Student Volunteering Week: Volunteering in a pandemic with Hannah Gordon”

Disability History Month: Jordan Freud on being autistic, graduating and getting a job

As Disability History Month 2020 comes to a close, we asked English and Comparative Literature graduate Jordan Freud to give his personal account of entering the job market with autism. After several years of experience with LSR and LSTV, as well as doing a year in industry at Mind The Gap (a theatre company forContinue reading “Disability History Month: Jordan Freud on being autistic, graduating and getting a job”

Class of 2020: Becoming Leeds’ First Black Female Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Graduate

Gina Baker graduated this year in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Leeds – she is the first black female to graduate from the course. In this piece, Gina highlights her experience of studying a STEM subject at Leeds and offers advice for those interested in pursuing a career in STEM. As anContinue reading “Class of 2020: Becoming Leeds’ First Black Female Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Graduate”

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