Earlier this year, a research report attempting to identify factors leading to graduate success was published by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. ‘Planning for success: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes’ surveyed 7,500 graduates across 27 Higher Education Institutions. The research explored the importance of different behaviours, characteristics and factors important in determining …
At UK universities 2nd year Integrated Masters undergraduates who do not achieve the required results in their core modules may be transferred by their departments to a 3 year BSc degree. This often unexpected course change can have a significant impact on the career plans and confidence of those students.
Undecided about her career, University of Warwick languages student Helen Oakes shares how her different internships have helped her to focus on her future options.
If you want to ‘make a difference’ through your work but aren’t yet clear what shape this might take, answering the following questions may help you move from a gut feeling of wanting to do something worthwhile to a clearer goal and a plan.
The importance of employability skills ‘Top 10 skills employers require‘ for graduate recruiters is well documented, notably by ‘High Fliers’ in their annual graduate recruitment survey where it is consistently reported that a majority of the top employers rate these skills at least as highly as academic achievement.
One thing it seems everyone can agree upon at university is that getting an internship is going to be good for your career. They are rather like the Holy Grail in that respect, mysterious, ill-defined maybe, but certainly a useful thing to get your hands on.
The creative sector is a rapidly growing, dynamic and exciting industry to work in which currently adds £84 billion to the UK economy (1). It is also notoriously difficult to enter and highly competitive at graduate level. The value and importance of an internship in this industry to build a reputation and network with industry …