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How I started my own business – EmTalks


This week, Broadcast Journalism grad Em Sheldon talks about how she turned her blog into a business and gives some great tips for students who want to get into blogging.

About my business:

I started Emtalks in 2012 as a way to get onto my University course, never in my wildest dreams did I expect for it to turn into my full time job. I called the admissions tutor at the University of Leeds two days before UCAS application and asked what I can do to get onto the course. He told me to start a blog. I started one and didn’t think anything of it, until I realised I was so passionate about blogging. After ten months I won Cosmopolitan’s best newcomer award, it was this moment when I realised this could be a business. I rebranded and focused on my quality. It’s only now, years on that I’m truly happy with my content, it was difficult to juggle University and blogging so I often found myself sacrificing my quality. Since then, I’ve gone on to collaborating with brands such as Clinique, asos, adidas, Nike, L’Oreal and many more. I recently won InStyle magazine’s top lifestyle blogger award.  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

In the next instalment of our ‘Meet our staff’ series, we talk to one of our Careers Consultants Venita Girvan about her role at the Careers Centre.


What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant and this role involves lots of different aspects.  This includes teaching and assessing on careers modules, 1 to 1 guidance with students, developing and delivering careers workshops both at the Careers Centre and in faculties, working with employers by hosting their events at the Careers Centre or attending their careers days.  I am also a Placement Tutor for students taking the Careers Centre work placement module.  As well as this I co-manage the Careers Centre blog and I am a part of the social media team contributing to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Continue reading

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How I got my job: Content & Community Manager

Leeds Graduate Freya Labram tells us how she got her job and shares her tips and advice for students and recent graduates.

As a Content & Community Manager, I always struggle to explain to people what it is I actually do. I work for a website called JobisJob, which lists job offers. You may have heard of it. Our main market is in the UK, but we’re actually based in Barcelona, Spain.

So what do I do all day Continue reading

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