Category: Undergraduate

Twas the week before Christmas…

Apologies in advance to any lovers of this classic poem. Twas the week before Christmas, and through Crawford House Not a student was stirring (but we’ve still got a mouse!) The job ads were placed on CareersLink with care In hopes that some applicants soon would be there. The CVs were polished and QQA checked…

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You snooze you lose!

If you see a job advertised that you are interested in, apply ASAP. Tomorrow it may be gone! Many companies especially big recruiters like the NHS and those with large graduate schemes may advertise a job only until it is filled or they have had enough applicants. So what is a closing date for then? For some…

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Choosing work experience on the basis of the skills you develop – the shopping basket approach

How do you approach looking for valuable work experience or an internship?  Some opportunities to gain and develop useful skills for your future career could be missed if you rely on looking for work experience only within the area you are interested in or with the big corporate employers and well-known companies. There may also…

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Christmas jobs

If you are counting the pennies in the run up to Christmas and need a job, here are a few ideas on where to find opportunities: CareersLink We currently have 59 part-time vacancy adverts live, with new jobs every day Vacancies vary greatly from Photographer or Campus Ambassador to Private Tutors or even Multilingual Telephone Researchers,…

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If I could start my university time again, I would have done things differently’: advice on summer internships from a recent graduate.

If you are still unsure on applying for summer internships for next summer, here are some words of advice from a recent University of Manchester graduate Justin Colver on why he values internships, what he would have done differently and how he thinks internships can benefit you in finding future jobs. “I didn’t apply for…

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