Tag: First year students

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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From Old Trafford Kiosk Attendant to University Admin Assistant: Presenting part-time jobs on your CV

From guest writer and former Careers Service MGP, Jenny Sloan. So you’ve managed to bag a few hours every week working in an administrative post in an office? That’s fantastic, you’ve got essential office-based work experience that employers value so highly! But what if, like the majority of the working student body, you’re slaving away…

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Don’t be so afraid of getting the “wrong” experience that you don’t end up getting any!

Not got a brilliant job or internship lined up for the summer? Not a problem! You haven’t blown all chances of getting some work experience to stick on your CV and help you when it comes to applying for jobs in your final year. While “relevant” work experience (i.e. work that is directly related to…

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Planning ahead for your summer

Although it may seem a long way off, the summer will come around quickly and the holidays are a great time to get in some work or volunteering experience while you’re not worried about next week’s reading or assignment deadlines. The key to getting your summer sorted is to plan ahead and organise things early…

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