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Research Internships Vs. Summer Studentships

Ever wondered what is the difference between a Research Internship and a Summer Studentship? In this post, Laura Riggall answers this question highlighting her experiences of both.

Laura RiggallBoth internships and studentships within the Faculty of Biological Sciences are fantastic opportunities to participate in; by completing either (or both) you can gain and improve a wide range of key skills, absorb new knowledge, push yourself to do things you haven’t done before, and overall boost your employability and credibility. So what exactly are the differences between internships and studentships, and what can each add to your CV? This article will define both internships and studentships, discuss what is available, and give examples of both by describing the projects I participated in. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Business and Sales Support (Retail) Placement

imagePaul Levy has just completed the second year of his Management degree and will be spending the next year on an industrial placement with IBM. In this post, he shares his experiences and reflections of the process of securing a placement with one of the top 100 graduate recruiters. Continue reading

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How I tackle job hunting

Jenny, our intern, gives some tips and advice about job hunting and how she tackles it.

With just less than two months left in my role as Graduate Intern at the Careers Centre I have begun the task of job hunting and like most people I dread it. To me job hunting is an epic task which I often have no motivation for. However this time round I have an advantage, I just so happen to work with people who specialise in student and graduate careers.

So what have I learnt that changes the way I tackle the dreaded job hunt?

Be creative about your job search Continue reading

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My Day at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair

Joel Briscoe has just completed his first year studying an Undergraduate Degree in Physics. He attended the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair last week and here he outlines his experiences of it.

My Expectations

I didn’t really know what to expect at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair other than being bombarded with flyers and requests for my emails, however, I was happily surprised this wasn’t the case when I arrived!

At The Fair

So, the first thing I did after picking up my programme was to find the employers I really wanted to talk to during the day Continue reading

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Make the most of your summer

This is a guest post written by We Connect Students. If you would like help or advice on anything in this post (or anything else careers-related), remember we are open all summer, pop in and see us on drop-in, call us, or use our e-guidance service.

For many students the summer holiday is tantalisingly within sight and for a lucky few, it has already begun. Nearly four months of stress-free bliss is the reward for weeks and weeks of essays, revision and exams.

But with such a long time until the new academic year begins, it can be easy to fritter away this golden opportunity to enhance your career prospects.

This may not be what you wanted to hear, but being productive for just a small part of your lengthy holiday will put you in good stead, regardless of how far down your university journey you are.

So with that in mind, here are five handy tips on how to have a productive summer holiday Continue reading

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Taking a year abroad when not a language student

1. Colette in France 2. Catherine accompanying a school ski trip

1. Colette in France
2. Catherine accompanying a school ski trip

Colette: Studying Mathematics and Biology and spent a year teaching English in primary schools in southern France.

Catherine: Studying English and Philosophy, and spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in western Germany.

When did you decide you wanted to do a year abroad Continue reading

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How can the Careers Centre help graduates?

Graduating this summer? In a panic about what you want to do with your career? There is no need to as the Careers Centre is here to help!

If you are graduating this summer and have no idea what you are going to do after University, come along to the Careers Centre to discuss your options. We are open to all graduates and you can use our services for as long as you want.

Here are some of the things on offer to graduates Continue reading

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