‘Can I have a free pen?’ is the number 1 most annoying question employers are asked at University of Warwick careers fairs. We know because, after the careers fair on May 8th, we asked them. Now don’t misunderstand me – I love a free pen as much as the next person who loves a free …
Mentoring is not the same as coaching, teaching or training. It is a relationship, initiated and led by you, the ‘mentee’ to enhance your personal and professional development. If you need an ally in your battle for a competitive job and want someone to champion your success, a mentor could be the answer.
If you’re feeling bored, you could try walking into your careers service and asking ‘Got any information about jobs?’ See what response you get if you can’t be any more specific. But occasionally students confess that they have done pretty much the same thing on-line, starting their career investigations by typing ‘jobs’ into Google.
The Summer careers fair takes place at the University of Warwick on May 8th. Whether you are a first year or a finalist you will know that this is an event you can and perhaps should attend. Indeed, you often see employer events and think ‘why should I, what is the point in attending?’ Well…there …
Exam anxiety can be overwhelming but where it is controlled it can be a positive, helping to focus concentration and sustain motivation. Lisa Faulkner and Ninna Makrinov, from the University of Warwick’s Skills team, offer some practical advice on how to reduce exam nerves and revise effectively.
We gain transferable skills through a range of experiences – not necessarily in a sector or relevant work place. The key is to identify where you have demonstrated these skills in the past, in your own experiences and illustrate these in your applications.
Just when you thought that understanding Godel’s incompleteness theorems were the most difficult questions you could face on your mathematics degree, along came an even more challenging one. What will you do if you have decided you don’t want to work in finance?