Spend your summer … reflecting!

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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.

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“Taking an Essex Internship was the best decision I made after graduating….”

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.

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The Big Essex Award

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.

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