What experience do you have? For many students this is a dreaded question when applying for work.
You know you need experience to help you on your way to becoming a top-class graduate, but it can be difficult to know what to look for, what meets your needs and what gaps need filling. Frontrunners, Essex Interns, UROP, and Placements are all phrases you’ve probably heard in an employability lecture, or when you’ve seen us out on the Squares throughout the term. But what do they really all mean? And how can we help you find whats best for you.
Do you know your skills from your attributes?
Do you know your employability skills from your transferable skills? Your hard skills from your soft skills? Do you understand what skills employers actually want and, crucially, how you can show that you have them?
So you want to be a teacher? Your personal statement is your first opportunity to explain why you’d be great at it. It can seem pretty daunting, especially when you have only 4000 characters to explain why you deserve a place on the course – never fear; we’ve got just the right recipe for you:
Join Sprint, the exclusive 4-day women’s personal development programme
Take the opportunity to think about your strengths, values, goals and aspirations alongside a supportive community of women. Whatever your background or ambitions, Sprint gives you a fantastic chance to think about and work towards what you want.
Do you wonder how you can suddenly become a creative innovator?
Don’t worry, you already have this ability, it’s just about getting some practice and building those creative muscles!
…and it’s a question many students ask us! So how can you decide if postgraduate study is the right next step for you? Let’s start with the myth busting:
To start a career in law or not to start a career in law, that is the question
Whether you are studying law or not, your law career options are many and varied, here we explain a few you might not have thought of: Continue reading
Got a business idea?
Make it formal with a Postgraduate Certificate in New Venture Creation.
Did you know that the University of Essex has been supporting aspiring graduate entrepreneurs with a Start-Up Grant programme?
Once a month a successful applicant receives up to £1,000 to help them get their business set up and ready to go. Christopher Lier, founder of the Presentation Champion, was awarded the grant in September.
This is his story.
Thinking about a Placement Year?
Nigel Collins, Faculty Placements Officer for Science and Health, tells all on taking a placement year.