Summer is nearly upon us and how are you planning to spend it? A well-earned rest is surely on the top of your list – and why not, you’ve worked hard all year, right?
But, if you do decide to use your summer to boost your CV and gain the skills you need to further yourself in that competitive graduate market, it’s important to take time to reflect on your summer experience.
An internship can help you build your confidence, develop workplace skills, apply your knowledge in a practical workplace setting, prove yourself to an employer, and can substantially boost your employment prospects. Completing an internship after you graduate could also give you the edge in the job market and allow you to try out different career options.
But don’t just take our word for it; two of last year’s success stories – Candis Roberts and Claire Parry-Witchell – talk here about their internship experience at Essex.
You did it!
You got that job you applied for – all that application work, reviews and interview prep has all paid off and now you are starting your first day!
Feels awesome right? We are super happy for you!
First day nerves? Don’t worry – you’ve got this. Here are a few little tips to help you sail through that first day. Continue reading
Developing a mindset of resilience is an important key to success for everyone, including university students.
Think Employability and Careers is just for undergrads? – Think again. We’re here for you too! Here are a few reasons why you should drop in to see us today: Continue reading
In a nutshell – you need to sign up for it!
It is the University’s Employability Award. Everything you complete through the Big Essex Award will be formally recognised by the University and included on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) – the secure digital transcript of all your academic and extra-curricular achievements.
VP Education Josh talks about the Big Essex Award from University of Essex on Vimeo.