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Meet our staff: Careers Advisor

In the next of our “Meet our staff” series we meet Claire Alford, as she tells us about her role as a Careers Advisor.

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What is your job at the careers centre and what does it involve?

I am a Careers Adviser; most of my time is spent working in the Careers Centre offering information and advice to students. This includes the drop in service where students can come in to the centre without an appointment. Whilst on drop in I provide information and advice to students or I can refer them for a mock interview or longer guidance appointment with a Careers Consultant. I also conduct mock interviews myself and this includes tailoring each question to meet the job specification and providing constructive feedback throughout.  Another part of my role is answering queries on eGuidance along with planning and delivering workshops throughout the academic year. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Graduate Risk Consultant

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Andrew Fong graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a B.A. History degree, achieving a 2.1 grade. Here he tells his story of how he has recently obtained a graduate job.

I left University way back in 2010 and feel I have had some fairly unique experiences since my graduation that may help encourage those in their own current predicaments.

Having graduated back in 2010, I was one of the many individuals that simply didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life. Overwhelmed by the various graduate schemes available and the numerous opportunities for post-grad study, combined with the inevitable and depressing move back home with the parents, I found myself a job as a bar tender in a local hotel chain whilst I considered my options. As I had taken a year abroad in Australia as part of my degree with Leeds Uni, I soon realised I would be unable to afford a Masters Degree, so I decided to check out the various graduate schemes. 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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The International

Ever considered studying or working abroad? Here, one of our student bloggers Constantin shares his reflections on making the transition to another country – in his case, to come to the UK to study here at Leeds.

Multiculturalism! That’s probably one of the best things at Leeds University.That fact that you’re in an environment full of people from pretty much any other place in the world is an amazing thing to explore and take advantage of. As an EU student, I am part of that blend of people that makes this place so great to be in Continue reading

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Now is the time!

Jenny, our awesome intern who is a recent Leeds PVAC graduate, gives her tips on making the most of your time at Leeds

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After being in the role of Graduate Intern at the Careers Centre for almost two months now, there are a lot of things I have learnt; not least how exciting having your own desk is! However, by far the biggest lesson I have learnt, and at the risk of sounding like I am preaching, now is the time! Continue reading

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