Category: Undergraduate

Top tips when searching for placements

Written by Jannine Thomas, Employability Consultant (Placements) at The Careers Service Doing a placement is a great opportunity but searching for one can be testing. Here are some of our recent placement year students’ top tips when searching. Tip 1: Make the time Alex Bell’s (BSc International Business Finance and Economics) advice is to “plan your days,…

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MAP first years: Where to start with Careers and Employability

Written by Victoria Geary, Careers Consultant (Widening Participation) at The Careers Service Welcome to The University of Manchester! We really hope that you had a great experience on MAP and you are excited to get started with your degree. We know that a postcode, a challenging school background, your experience as a first-generation university student or…

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International Connections Conference

The International Connections Conference taking place 7-9 April 2021 is a great opportunity to explore your career options and connect with other students through interactive volunteering and entrepreneurship sessions as well as talks from the Students’ Union. The events will help you understand the importance of cross cultural knowledge and working. You’ll also have the opportunity…

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First Insights Conference takeaways

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service The brand new event ‘First Insights Conference’ took place on Wednesday, 24 March and gave over 140 first year undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with employers and graduates from three sectors of their choice. The conference aimed to give students…

First Insights Conference

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Stay career focused this Easter

Written by Emma Naylor, Student Engagement and Enterprise Assistant at the Careers Service Are you looking forward to the Easter break? Why not take the opportunity to prepare for your future and get career ready. While appointments will be unavailable between 1st and 7th April 2021, you can still access a wide range of careers…

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The road to finding a placement

Written by Jannine Thomas, Employability Consultant (Placements) at The Careers Service Are you feeling tired of searching and applying for placements only to be rejected or – worse still – left in a state of limbo? Whatever stage you’re at in your placement search, the Careers Service can help. It’s not too late! Though many large companies…

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Gaining work experience

Written by Anna-Pascalle Levine, Employability Executive at The Careers Service Did you know that the skills employers are looking for most, and often feel are lacking from a graduate’s CV are: Leadership Teamwork Commercial awareness The Careers Service recognises you may be struggling to develop these and other skills during the current COVID pandemic. Some…

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