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International Students – Working after your studies

International students – Life after Leeds

Gaining employment after graduation can be difficult but particularly so for international graduates who need immigration permission. To be in the best possible position, you should start planning early. In this post Careers Adviser Laura Blackledge provides advice for international students who wish to remain in the UK once their studies have ended

Research – You need to research the types of organisations you would like to work for and ensure that you are gaining the relevant experience and skills to meet their requirements. Employers are looking for people who have the right combination of skills, qualities, knowledge and experience. They employ proactive graduates who have made the most of their time at university by working, volunteering and taking part in student activities.  Continue reading

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Graduating this summer? It’s not too late to get a graduate job…

Just graduated and worried about what you’re going to do next? Try not to panic.. In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Georgina Larkin, explains how to keep calm and get yourself a graduate job.

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“I’ve just finished my exams and have no idea what to do now…“. This is a phrase we hear a lot in the Careers Centre at this time of year. It can be a daunting time. For the past few months you have been concentrating on your finals, but now they are finished it seems as though all your friends have their lives sorted out. Everyone seems to be asking you, “So, what are you going to do now?” Does this sound familiar? Continue reading

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Making the most of YGRF 2014

Not sure what the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is? In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Claire Alford, explains just that and offers her advice on how to make the most of the fair.

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As a graduate myself, I know that whilst concentrating on exams, it can be hard to think about career plans. At times it can be easier to push it to the back of your mind and think: ‘I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it’ , but speaking from my own experience, preparation for your future can actually make things a lot easier.  Continue reading

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Success at the Spring Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2014

If you are wondering why you should attend the YGRF in a few weeks time, then look no further! In this blog post our Fair Liaison Officer, Lauren McArthur, explains how two Leeds students walked away from our Spring Fair with graduate jobs!

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Building relationships face to face….not much can beat it in the world of graduate recruitment, and it’s something I like to talk about – a lot!

A graduate recruitment fair brings leading graduate employers together under one roof and allows you to quickly build rapport with each one you speak to, giving you an excellent impression of the organisation whilst highlighting your talents at the same time. Continue reading

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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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Getting into the Energy sector

Are you thinking of getting in to the highly competitive Energy sector? This post could help! Our Careers Consultant, Venita Girvan, offers her tips for success.

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The energy sector provides the framework for our daily infrastructure needs, from power to heat, the developed world as we know it would cease to function without it.

It is an essential sector for growth and development and as the global population now exceeds 7billion people, the demand for a reliable and efficient energy supply has never been greater. There are a number of established and innovative industries within it. Continue reading

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Getting into Finance and Accountancy

In the third of our ‘Getting Into’ series, our Careers Consultant Lynda Hall gives her advice on how to get into Finance and Accountancy.

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Accountants generally work in two main areas, professional firms, providing independent audit services to other companies or in finance departments in industry and commercial companies as financial and management accountants. Most vacancies are open to both business students and any other degree discipline.  Continue reading

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