Monthly Archives: March 2014

Getting into Medicine: Obtaining Medical Work Experience

Are you considering a career in the medical profession? Finding it difficult to take the first step and get relevant work experience? In this blog post, Laura Riggall gives her top tips for jumping the hurdles, and securing medical placements.

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Obtaining placements in the medical profession can be challenging. Often, there are numerous hurdles such as practitioner availability, non-medical students being allowed in theatre, as well as a huge over-subscription. However, there are a number of things which helped me when I was looking for work experience, which I’ve outlined below.

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How I got my job: Digital Communications Executive

Have you been looking into an industrial placement as part of your degree? In this blog post Erin Lovett explains how speculative applications really can pay off.

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I’m on a year long industrial placement at Engage Comms, a digital communications consultancy based in Otley.  As soon as I found out about the placement year opportunities at university I knew it was something that I was interested in, and I started looking for vacancies on the Careers Centre vacancies system and other internship websites in January of my second year.

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Leeds students compete in national business challenge semi-finals

Two teams of students are representing the University of Leeds in live semi-finals of the national Universities Business Challenge (UBC) competition this week.

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UBC UK is an annual simulated business competition open to all UK universities which consists of three rounds.    Round 1 took place on-line last autumn, round 2 are a number of semi-finals, and round 3 is the final.  During each round, teams act as consultants to make decisions affecting a simulated business and the teams achieving the highest profit at the end of each round progress to the next round of the competition.  You can find out more about the competition from our blog post earlier this year.

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How can the Leeds Internship Programme help you?

Wondering how a Leeds Internship Programme Graduate Internship can help you to achieve your career goals? Read on as Leeds Alumni, Robin Armit, explains how the programme helped him.

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During my degree, Italian & Spanish joint honours; I spent over half of my time outside of the country, in both Italy and Chile. Continue reading

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The true value of your career

Is money the dominating factor in decision making? Does a high salary distract you from your true aspiration? We all know the expression, ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness.’ In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Jim Bird, takes a look at how money affects career decisions.

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If you’ve been inspired by the Careers…Making a Difference Fair or you’re hoping to find a career path that matches your motivations, read on.  Continue reading

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