Tag Archives: University of Leeds Careers Centre

CVs and Covering Letters: All the Help You Need

So you need experience to have a good chance of securing that longed-for graduate job… But to get an internship, you have to write an application. In this blog post our student blogger, Rebekah Billingham, talks you through how the Careers Centre has helped her get to grips with applications.

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Once I came to terms with the fact that I needed to apply for internships, I had to figure out where to start. Still finding my feet in my second ever semester at uni is challenging enough, let alone getting down to the nitty gritty of job applications, which is another thing I’m pretty inexperienced with. The Careers Centre has been a life saver in more ways than one. Having taken advantage of a lot of their services, I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere. Continue reading

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Expo13: Make the most of it!

Are you an Arts or PVAC student?

Unsure as to where you degree could lead?

Starting to think about your options after university and feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast amount of careers on offer?

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Put Wednesday 13th November in your diary because Expo13 is a careers day aimed directly at you! Continue reading

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How I got my job: Industrial placement year – Grant Thornton

Cariad Mudford is a final year Accounting and Finance student at the University of Leeds, who recently completed a year-long industrial placement year at Grant Thornton. Here is how she secured a placement with one of the world’s leading assurance, tax and advisory firms.

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The first steps…

The chance to gain some real life work experience and increase my employability were the main drivers behind my choice to apply for an industrial placement year. Continue reading

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