Tag: skills

Looking for summer work experience – the bigger picture

The availability of summer internship schemes with corporate companies may be soon coming to a close, but there are still summer opportunities for work experience and internships available and other opportunities to develop your skills and experience to consider.   Finding work experience with smaller/medium size organisations Smaller and medium sized companies will be advertising…

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Why do you love your subject?

One of the most engaging things about a great presenter, lecturer – or interviewee – is often their enthusiasm and passion for their subject. At Manchester, we’re on a mission to enthuse and inspire others about the work we do here – and you can be part of it. They call it “public engagement”, but…

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Ever asked for feedback?

“What do you think of these new shoes I’ve just bought?” “What do you reckon to that goal I scored, eh?” “Does my bum look big in this?” – all questions asking for feedback where the last thing you really want is the truth. But what if the questions on your mind are: “How did…

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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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