“I’m only in my first year, do I really need to start thinking about my career now?!” – It’s a question that lots of students ask. In this post our student contributor Rebekah Billingham explains how she is making the most of being a first year and making herself more employable!
I arrived at Leeds this September to start my English Language and Literature degree. Before I started uni, I had no idea what I wanted to do. After looking at all the possibilities my degree can lead to, for the time being my choices have been narrowed down to media, marketing or publishing, but I know this could change. Continue reading
Does the thought of working with household name brands in a fast-moving environment appeal to you? If so, the FMCG sector could be for you. Senior Careers Consultant Annabelle Cross gives you the low-down on this dynamic sector.
What is the FMCG industry?
The FMCG, or fast-moving consumer goods, industry is a multi-million pound sector incorporating many famous names and household brands. It may also be referred to as the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.
The sector deals in everyday items we purchase and can include anything from food products, to toiletries, cosmetics Continue reading
Leeds graduate Aaron Dicks set up a digital marketing agency earlier this year. Here he provides tips and advice for anyone interested in setting up their own business or who is interested in a career in digital marketing.
My name is Aaron and I am a graduate of Management with Marketing from Leeds University. I left university just over a year ago to join a renewable energy company in Nottingham called EvoEnergy. I’d always had the desire to start my own company, so with some experience under my belt, I finally took the plunge early this year and started a small digital marketing agency called Impression with my colleague. We started working with small businesses and charities of friends, but since then have grown to service a handful of large national clients. Continue reading
Catherine Smith has just completed the 2nd year of her Geography degree at Leeds and will be spending next year on an industrial placement with RMP Enterprise. Here she shares her experiences of securing the placement and advice for fellow students looking for placements
From August I will be one of five interns starting work at RMP Enterprise, the company behind RateMyPlacement – an online tool which advertises placement years for students alongside student written reviews.
What I’ll be doing
My role as a marketing assistant involves a number of different aspects. Firstly it is about increasing awareness of RMP Enterprise and what it can offer students. This will be done through social media, attending university careers fairs and organising competitions to get people engaged with the company. Specifically, I will also be responsible for the recruitment of the next year’s interns.
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Melissa Mumby is a final year student studying a BA in English and Spanish. She has just secured a graduate role with Morrisons and shares her tips and advice on how this can be achieved.
I have recently been offered a position on the Morrisons Marketing graduate scheme beginning September 2013 based in their national head office just outside of Leeds.
Although graduate job statistics can be worrying, it’s important to remain optimistic because there really are jobs out there for hard-working graduates; it’s just a case of finding them! Here are a few things I would recommend for graduate job seekers based on my own experiences Continue reading