How I got my job: IMED Graduate Scientist at AstraZeneca

ET_careers website photoEmily Talbot studied Human Physiology at Leeds, graduating in 2016 and secured a place on AstraZeneca’s IMED programme.  In this post she outlines the path she took to her current role and shares her advice for other students.

How I Got My Place on the IMED Early Phase Drug Discovery Graduate Programme at AstraZeneca

For science students, there is one question which circulates in the mind of many who want to remain in science after University: do I have to do a PhD? I studied Human Physiology and as graduation loomed closer, I knew I wanted to remain in science but wasn’t ready to commit to a PhD.

In a second year epiphany/panic, I decided I didn’t want to do an industrial placement year so I looked for opportunities within the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Continue reading

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How I got my placement: Student Engagement Intern at University of Leeds

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Charlotte (right) with colleague Laura (matching outfits optional!)

Charlotte is a final year Business Management student at Leeds, currently undertaking a part-time, term-time only placement with the Work Placement team at the University of Leeds, through the Leeds Internship Programme

I’m a final year Business Management student here at Leeds. I work with the Work Placement team in the Careers Centre as a Student Engagement Intern, a part-time term-time role working here on campus. My role gets me involved with lots of different projects, my favourite bits being co-ordinating some of the social media accounts and marketing efforts as well as helping out with events and other ad-hoc activities. Continue reading

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How I got my placement: Quality Management Assistant, University of Leeds

Grace (far left) with colleagues from Residential Services team, collecting the certificate for ISO9001 accreditation at BSI

Grace Harding is studying Sustainability & Environmental Management at Leeds and is currently undertaking a placement year with the University’s Residential Services team, through the Leeds Internship Programme.  This year’s campus internships are now being advertised; you can see all open campus internships on the University’s jobs site.

My placement

My role as Residential Services Quality Management Assistant is to help with the implementation/upkeep of the Residential Services BSI ISO 9001 Quality Management System. This involves various roles with a few being assisting on internal audits, document upkeep/control and helping train staff members on using our databases. Continue reading

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How I got my placement: Communications at the University of Leeds

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Antoinette Flocel at work on her placement

Antoinette Flocel Abel is studying Broadcast Journalism at Leeds and is currently undertaking a placement year as a Communications Assistant with the University’s Communications team, which she secured through the Leeds Internship Programme. In this post she outlines her role, and her advice for other students seeking placements.

My role

I am the Communications Assistant at the University, working on the top floor of the Ziff Building. As part of Internal Communications, I help reach staff with messages through different mediums including the staff website, all-staff enewsletter, magazine and social media. I also dabble in Student Communications by helping the team to manage the official Facebook and Twitter pages, and occasionally presenting live stories from the University of Leeds Instagram.

About my placement

Being raised in Derby, the North was never really an area I ventured to very often. However, I fell in love with Leeds on my first undergraduate open day and knew that this was a University that I would be happy to spend the next few years studying Broadcast Journalism (unaware at this point that I would also be working here too). Continue reading

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How I got my placement: Student Engagement & Volunteering Support Intern

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Naeemah Patel is studying BSc Pharmacology at Leeds and is currently undertaking a placement year within the Student Placement team at the University, working with the Volunteering and Students into Schools teams.  Naeemah secured this placement through the Leeds Internship Programme and in this post outlines her role and her advice to other students seeking placements.

I am currently on my placement year, based within the University of Leeds Careers Centre, working as Student Support and Engagement Intern for Volunteering Opportunities and the Students into Schools programme. My role within the Student Placement Division is really varied, involving jobs such as managing LeedsforLife opportunities, co-ordinating our social media, administration of student data on My Career and giving one-to-one support and guidance to students through weekly drop-in sessions. Continue reading

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Can A Second Language Get Me a Job in Digital Marketing?

SL-blue-webJoanna Threlfall is a Media and Online Relations Specialist at Search Laboratory. In this post she outlines why second languages can be extremely valuable in digital marketing and shares her tips for getting ahead in this booming sector.

If there’s one industry that will always need native speakers who understand the culture and nuances of a specific country or market, it is digital marketing.  European languages have become a key requirement in many in-house industries who look to build on growing their international market. Many businesses within the UK have benefited from language skills as they used expert knowledge to put together creative campaigns which appeal to a European market.  So, if you’re a Spanish, German, Italian or French speaker who would like to work in a more innovative international market, then Digital Marketing might be the place for you. Continue reading

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Love Leeds? There’s probably more to it than you realise.

6406It goes without saying that Leeds is a great city.  We know that many students want to stay in the city – or return to it – after graduating, but often aren’t aware of the range of organisations and opportunities that Leeds has to offer a graduate. This post highlights some key facts about the Leeds economy and graduate labour market.

Leeds Economy

Leeds, and the wider Leeds City Region,  are both vibrant and varied economies.

Key sectors:

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