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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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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My University top tips

  I’ll get all the clichés out the way. It’s the ‘best three years of your life’, ‘time will fly by’, ‘you’ll miss student discount’, and ‘you’ll meet friends for life’. All are true for me – especially the student discount one. I swapped Urban Outfitters for Primark two weeks after graduation. As I’ve finished…

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