Internship Alternatives

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on an internship – although helpful, an internship isn’t the be-all and end-all. There’s plenty alternatives. Go travelling Whether it’s Devon for a fortnight or East Asia for a year, travelling is great fun and gives you an opportunity to stand on your own two feet. A lot of…

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To practise or not to practise? That is the question! What’s the score with the latest employer selection tests facing students?

Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The University of Manchester, explores whether practice does make perfect with 3 of the main tests facing Manchester students. When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a test or two along the way. Whilst some favourites remain firmly embedded in employers’…

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Suffered a rejection? How to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and move on after a set-back

‘Everybody gets knocked down in life…there will be disappointments, there will be losses and as, my late mother drilled into me, it’s not at all about getting knocked down – that’s inevitable – it’s about getting back up.’  These wise words were said by Hillary Clinton, on the Graham Norton show, and regardless of your…

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Why it’s OK to fail

Written by Humanities Careers Consultant, Helen Buzdugan If you’re making job applications at the moment, you will almost certainly encounter failure and rejection, if you haven’t already. It’s tough, but it’s normal. More than that, it’s actually a GOOD THING. As a society, we focus far more on success than we do on failure. A…

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Why go to any careers fair?

  Because you can win a goldfish on the hook-a-ducks! No, not that kind of fair – I mean careers fairs. Careers fairs are the most effective ways of resolving any careers-related doubts, learning about paths for your future, and bagging work experience, internships, or graduate jobs. Here’s a little run through of things only…

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