Monthly Archives: August 2015

How I got my job: Economic Development & Project Evaluation Co-ordinator

Liam at SKIP

 

Liam Kennedy graduated from Leeds with a BA in Geography in 2013 and now works for SKIP, an NGO in Peru.  Here he discusses the factors that led him there as well as his tips for others.

 

Doing something worthwhile

Joseph Soloveitchik once philosophised that within every human there are two contrasting beings. He named those beings Adam I and Adam II. Adam I is an ambitious and worldly type, his motives are mainly economic; he wants to climb the ladder, be powerful etc. Whereas Adam II is more humble, he wants to do good and be good; he follows a more moral compass. He stated that these beings are in constant flux, that the winner of this internal battle guides our decisions. I guess this school of thought is what has guided me through my career choices to this point Continue reading

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Getting into…..Software Development

2015_07_30_Jeff picsJeff Cunliffe has a background in technology management spanning 20 years starting back in 1994 for US Defense firm, Rockwell. Jeff founded Automation Consultants in 2000, a company that provides IT solutions and consultancy for clients including EE, Vodafone, HSBC, Network Rail, BT and Sky. He has an engineering degree from London University and a Masters degree in economics from Oxford University. In this guest post, he outlines the range of roles in Software Development along with key skills required.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) degrees are highly sought after amongst employers, so the job market for computer science graduates is in excellent shape. That said, not every graduate knows where to go with their career when they’ve just left university. While you may have a solid foundation of technical knowledge to work with, there are positions all over the software lifecycle, and getting an idea of which one will suit your skillset and personality when you’re pursuing an internship or your first job is harder than it looks. Continue reading

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How I became an in-house and then a freelance translator

JWhiteJayne White studied German at Leeds before going on to study an MA in translation.  Here she explains how her career has developed from in-house translating to now being a successful freelancer.

I applied to study single honours German at Leeds because I loved the language and the course ranked very highly among its UK peers. I had no idea at that stage what career I wanted to pursue. Four years on, with finals approaching, I knew that I most definitely wanted to work with German rather than enter one of the professions on offer on the milk round. So, on the advice of a tutor, I applied to several universities running an MA in translation, which unfortunately Leeds did not offer back then. Continue reading

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Getting into….the 3D printing industry

3D printer at work - eppendorff holder by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier on Flickr

3D printer at work by JEPoirrier on Flickr

In this guest post Dee Fisher, MD of 3DPrintedJobs, gives an overview of this growing industry, key job roles within it and tips for success.

The 3D printing industry is growing rapidly and with it the demand for 3D printing jobs. This article will give you an understanding of what 3d printing is, what jobs are available, what these roles involve and some useful interview tips.

What Is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of building a three-dimensional object. Digital files determine the shape of the objects that are printed. 3D printing is an additive process: objects are usually created as very thin layers of material (e.g. 0.1mm) and are added in succession. The 3D printing process is also known as additive manufacturing. Continue reading

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