Tag: postgraduate

1 easy (but very useful) thing you could do today to prepare for life after graduation

Reflecting from scratch can be a daunting task. Just you and blank sheet of paper. Where do you start? With work? University? Extra-curricular activities? What’s important? What’s not? What’s useful for sorting out your career? Or valuable to tell potential employers? How much detail is enough? How do you take action on your reflections to…

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In the saddle and raring to go…

Thanks to Elizabeth for a great introduction to the blog. It’s an honour to be taking over the reins of the Postgraduate Graduate Careers blog from such enthusiastic, experienced and skilful hands. New jobs are fun and exciting – and a little bit daunting:  How does one find one’s way around the Stopford Building?, Ah,…

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Postgrad Blog – Rebooted

One TWO, one TWO …  is this thing on? It’s been a long silence, but we’re back, with a great new act about to make her debut on the “Introducing Stage”. Job changes have sadly left me no time to nurture my beloved postgrad blog, but at last we’ve recruited a fantastic new postgraduate careers…

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Why having a terrible interview was the best thing that ever happened to me 

I’m Jordan Paterson and In September I started a Masters in Forensic Psychology & Mental Health at the University of Manchester after graduating from the University of Bolton in 2013 with a 2:1 in Criminological & Forensic Psychology. After completing my degree, I started a fixed-term Graduate Internship at the University of Bolton in the Careers Service.  Other…

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Pathways: What we learnt

I love Pathways, our annual PhD careers options mega-event – and it turns out I’m not the only one. Here’s a great guest post from Chris Manley, Senior Careers Consultant at Warwick University who visited Pathways this year, gratefully reproduced from The Careers Blog at Warwick. Life after the PhD – by Chris Manley The…

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