Have you got a career related issue, experience or opinion you’d like to share with your fellow undergrads? Why not get it published in the UG Blog? Obviously you’ve found your way to the new blog but you can also look here if you want to check out some posts from previous student bloggers
It could be your general thoughts about finding a job after graduation, getting work experience or even just figuring out what you want to do after university. Maybe you’ve had a specific experience such as an interview or internship that you’d like to share. Do you want to tell us your perspective on being a student making career plans in the current job market? You can write about anything at all so long as it’s related to careers in some way. You could write just one post or submit as many as you like.
If interested email (clearly title the email UG Blog Post) your posts as a Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your name and student ID number are on the document (to make sure you get the credit)
We can’t guarantee your post will be published but we’ll let you know if we decide to use it*
*And here’s the smallprint, we reserve the right to edit or not publish posts that contain unsuitable content.
Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.