Category: Undergraduate

Careers Support for students from underrepresented groups: What? Why? How?

Written by Victoria Geary, Careers Consultant (Widening Participation) at The Careers Service What support is on offer? The Careers Service is here to support you, whatever your degree programme, level or background, to take steps to plan for your future. Our events, workshops and one to one guidance sessions are open to everyone but some sessions…

Two women sitting in front of a laptop

Read more Careers Support for students from underrepresented groups: What? Why? How?

The Benefits of Online Volunteering

Written by Tahira Majothi, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service For students and graduates interested in social causes with a view of working in the not-for-profit or international development sectors, there tend to be few formal graduates schemes. Typically volunteering is a great way to support a cause you believe in whilst providing you with…

Read more The Benefits of Online Volunteering

Gaining skills in lockdown

Written by Sarah Mallen, Information Manager at the Careers Service Most of you won’t be going out to part time jobs right now and you may be thinking that you missed out on internships in summer too. However, there are plenty of things you can do from the comfort of your own home to gain…

Person brainstorming on paper with markers

Read more Gaining skills in lockdown

CareerSet: how to transform your CV

Written by Philip E. J. Sulter, PhD Candidate (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures) and Student Partner Intern The Careers Service offers lots of opportunities for students to improve, refine and develop their CVs. Now, with the newly developed CareerSet CV checker available for all students, another resource has been added to enhance the student experience. Below,…

Writing a resume

Read more CareerSet: how to transform your CV

Work experience in the time of COVID

Written by Sarah Ashworth, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Getting work experience, whether related or unrelated to your degree and future aspirations, can be valuable in attracting the attention of future employers. Emma Pollard, Principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) says: “Employers believe that work experience – including voluntary work…

Laptop with notebook and pen in front of window

Read more Work experience in the time of COVID

Future Fortnight Round-up

Future Fortnight, an online programme of careers support for students and graduates at The University of Manchester, ran from 19 to 30 October. Missed it? Don’t worry! We’ve collated all the resources and recordings so you have them all in one place. Who is this for? Whether you’re looking for an internship, placement or graduate…

Read more Future Fortnight Round-up

5 job hunting tips during Covid

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service You may have had travel plans that have fallen through due to the pandemic. Maybe you secured a graduate scheme only for it to be rescinded as organisations try to mitigate the effects of a recession. Perhaps you’ve spent your university years preparing for a…

Person working on a laptop

Read more 5 job hunting tips during Covid