Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The University of Manchester, explores whether practice does make perfect with 3 of the main tests facing Manchester students. When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a test or two along the way. Whilst some favourites remain firmly embedded in employers’…
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I wish I had kept a count of the number of times I have been asked how best to get my first job in international development. Unfortunately there isn’t a simple answer. It’s great that so many students want to pursue a career in this sector but it does mean that is becoming increasingly competitive […]
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Explore roles and find out what’s right for you Working in the media is a popular career choice for many students and graduates. The most common reason is that they’ve been inspired by something they read, watched on TV or heard on the radio, and would like a creative role such as journalist, television researcher, […]
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What is HR? Human Resources (HR) is the name given to the area of a company, whether a team or individual, who has responsibility for recruiting new employees and managing work / employment conditions of current employees on behalf of that organisation. They are also responsible for ensuring an organisation’s staff (their human resources) are […]
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Just because you have a biological or life science related degree doesn’t mean you want to spend the rest of your life in a lab. Most people by mid degree have an idea how they feel about labs, love ’em hate ’em these are some options. In this blog post we will look at: Getting […]
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Management consultants are specialists who help organisations maximise their growth or improve business performance. They are called in to deal with difficult challenges the organisation is having difficulty solving themselves, or where they want a new approach. This makes management consultancy an interesting career for those who love problem solving, innovation and varied challenges. It has […]
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Off you go to University full of excitement and dreams for the future. But have you really considered what you will do with the degree you chose? You might expect that if you are doing a vocational course like engineering, law or medicine, your career decisions would be easy, and that options with lets say…
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Investment banks help organisations, individuals and governments to raise capital, often by investing in the financial markets or selling shares. They also provide other services to organisations, for example performing large mergers and acquisitions. Investment banking is a very popular area with graduates looking for a challenging career and high financial rewards, however combined with […]
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With A level results out this week and many graduate schemes opening for 2017/18 it’s time to look ahead for both new & returning students. If you are starting your First year at University It can be an exciting and bewildering time. Some of you will have thought long and hard about different courses, universities and…
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It’s the time of year for making applications to graduate entry into medicine – the deadline is fast approaching. If you are thinking of applying in 2017 just bear in mind the dates and possibly funding might be different. 1 How do I apply for GEM? Via UCAS by 15 October. You may also need […]
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