What you need to know about first year “insight” schemes
Applications / Work experience

What you need to know about first year “insight” schemes

An ever increasing number of employers are offering a widening range of opportunities aimed specifically at first year students. Many such schemes are now open for application. It can be scary to have to start to engage with the process leading towards graduate recruitment so early in your university career.  It’s made worse by a number of … Continue reading

Reflections on working a summer in HE
Job market / Warwick

Reflections on working a summer in HE

James Pritchard is a final-year Sociology student who completed the Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme during the summer vacation. He worked as the Social Media Intern in Student Careers & Skills, having previously worked with us as Student Careers Representative for the Department of Sociology . He is passionate about issues in higher education and wanted to gain work experience … Continue reading

How an open mind and the right attitude can open doors for you.
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How an open mind and the right attitude can open doors for you.

What do you think is one of the main defining factors in securing and developing a career? Employers consider a multitude of factors, but make their final decision based primarily on evidence of a positive and constructive attitude. Ian Barwick a Warwick Classics graduate from 2013 now working for E3 Consulting passes on his job … Continue reading

A placement year at an SME – a Chemistry student enthuses!
Job market / Work experience

A placement year at an SME – a Chemistry student enthuses!

Recently we’ve had several posts about working in the City, but today it’s the turn of the scientists to take centre stage. You may have the option as part of your degrees to do a placement year and for some it may be a requirement. There’s lots of research which suggests that such a placement can be really beneficial. … Continue reading

Converting an internship into a job offer
Job market / Work experience

Converting an internship into a job offer

Unless you’ve made a concerted effort to filter out all careers related info, it can’t have escaped your notice that an internship (or it’s less glamorous cousin, the ‘work placement’) is undeniably A.Good.Thing. The benefits are well documented and graduate recruiters – of all stripes – agree that work experience is close to essential. But the big … Continue reading