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Work experience for undergraduates

Are you an undergraduate and thinking about getting work experience over the summer but afraid that it’s too late? Don’t worry because there are still things you could get involved in to help you develop your skills over the summer and there are plenty of opportunities available.

In this post we will highlight some quick ideas of where to look for work experience and how to find it:

  • Speculative applications

A lot of vacancies are not advertised, so there is an advantage to approaching an organisation off your own back. If you approach an organisation yourself, it already demonstrates that you have knowledge of them and you actually want to work for them.  You can also highlight exactly how much experience you would like with the organisation and if it’s a large company, you can highlight if you would like experience in specific areas of that company. Check out our website for full details of how to apply speculatively. 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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