There is a widely held belief that law careers are not an option for non-law students.
We want to challenge that belief because we know that the skills you need for your ideal career are something you develop over time, no matter what subject you are studying.
This means that you are likely to relate to the skills needed to be a lawyer even if you are not studying law.
It can be all too easy to become daunted by the prospect of approaching a potential employer, but take a step back for a minute and consider the following: every day, most of us interact with others either on a face to face, virtual basis, or both. When you attend a class, society or go on a night out you meet others and connect with them, often exchanging contact details. Here’s how to apply these skills you already have to a formal setting.
Autumn Term is well under way, the latest cycle in graduate recruitment is in full swing and its peak time for graduate employers to open (and for some, to close) their vacancies. So, if you’re thinking of applying, you need to be starting now – but how do you know if Graduate Schemes are right for you, who is recruiting and when to apply?
We’ve put together a user’s guide to help.
Like all good superheroes, occasionally we transform into new guises, with new powers and here in Careers we’ve been metaphorically spinning in a phone box over summer and transformed into the all new STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM!
Dissertation deadline is approaching and so is graduation. In the midst of masters applications, coursework and deadlines, have you ever stopped to think if you made the most out of your time here? I have.
Here is my list of university highlights to inspire you.
Find your placement year before the end of your first year and land a great graduate job before graduation. That’s the dream, right?
Well, it can be done. Here, final year Economics student Wade Dyer shares how planning ahead helped him do just that:
Do you dream of becoming self-employed? Perhaps you want to bring your business idea to life or maybe you just want to be your own boss. Congratulations! Whatever your motivation; you’re half way to becoming an entrepreneur.
Here, Enterprise Officer for Essex Startups, Lauren Gräeve gives us four top tips for making the self-employed dream happen:
Congratulations you secured a placement! All your hard work has paid off and you are about to begin an exciting year working, developing new skills and meeting new people.
Are you ready?
Attending an interview for Teacher Training can be daunting, but knowing what to expect can help to calm your nerves.
Here, local Teacher Training provider Colchester Teacher Training Consortium (CTTC) give you the lowdown on what they’re looking for.
Is working for big business as cut-throat as the stereotypes suggest? The perception of working in the corporate world, especially for one of the big four banks or consultancies, is that it can be an uncaring, results-focused environment, but is this true?