Class of 2019: Transferable skills – from bar work to a graduate role

University of Leeds 2018 Sociology graduate Alice Whapples explains how her part time jobs have given her a wealth of transferable skills.  She has some tips on how to identify  vital employability skills you have gained from work and study. Alice is currently an Employment and Progression Assistant at the University of Leeds Careers CentreContinue reading “Class of 2019: Transferable skills – from bar work to a graduate role”

Class of 2019: How is customer service experience relevant to graduate jobs?

Many students and recent graduates are fearful that they lack the experience necessary to impress graduate employers, while overlooking their part time work in areas such as customer service. Charlotte Hamer, an Employability and Progression Assistant at the University of Leeds writes about how her experience in retail has helped her career progression.   ThoseContinue reading “Class of 2019: How is customer service experience relevant to graduate jobs?”

Student volunteering – making a difference in the Leeds community

Second year University of Leeds Music student Rory Heron discovered the charity People in Action through the University Union’s Volunteering Fair in his first year and now works as a support worker.     Read how his interest in music and community work has led him to setting up a music project with People in Action andContinue reading “Student volunteering – making a difference in the Leeds community”

How I got my job – Information Systems Intern at Mondelez

Find out how Poonam, an IT student, secured her placement as an Information Systems Intern at multinational company Mondelez. Poonam talks about her decision to do a placement year and how the experience has benefited her, and gives some useful tips for getting an IT internship. Attending university was a vital step towards my goals especiallyContinue reading “How I got my job – Information Systems Intern at Mondelez”

How I got my job: Communications Director at TPP

English and Philosophy graduate Sarah talks about her experience as Communications Director at healthcare IT firm TPP. She talks about how activities and skills she gained at university helped her land this position, and provides some useful tips for anyone who’s aspiring to a career in marketing. I’m Communications Director at a healthcare IT firm called TPP,Continue reading “How I got my job: Communications Director at TPP”

How I started my own business: WayWest Design

This week, Jack, a New Media graduate talks about his experience of setting up his own business, WayWest Design – he explains how the Enterprise opportunities at the University have helped him throughout his entrepreneurial journey and what benefits this experience has brought him. If you’re interested in starting your own business, read on and don’tContinue reading “How I started my own business: WayWest Design”

Getting into… the PR industry

Lucy, HR assistant at PR company PHA media talks about what steps you can take to kick start your career in the PR industry, whether you have a relevant degree or not. If you’re interested in a career in PR, read on and don’t forget you can come and talk to us for additional guidance. TheContinue reading “Getting into… the PR industry”

My Experience as an Office and Admin Volunteer for The Forgotten Heroes

Sarah, a final year Medical Sciences student talks about her experience as an Office and admin volunteer for The Forgotten Heroes. She found this role in the Opportunities section of the Leeds for Life website – she encourages all students to take up volunteering alongside their studies and talks about how her volunteering role has helpedContinue reading “My Experience as an Office and Admin Volunteer for The Forgotten Heroes”