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Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

My Professional Training Year – Nadia Toor, SAP (UK) Limited

Nadia Toor from the School of Law was named the runner up in the Placement Student of the Year Awards. She tells us about her year. I undertook my placement year at SAP (UK) Limited. I started with the job role of UK Legal Associate and finished as the EMEA North and UK Legal Associate. The […]


My Professional Training Year – Gareth Coffin, Mondelez International

Gareth Coffin from Chemical Engineering was named Placement Student of the Year in the recent awards. He tells us about his year at Mondelez International. When I applied for the University of Surrey I didn’t originally sign up for the placement programme, like many of my course mates I simply wanted to get my degree and […]


Joe Pickover’s insight into working for the Press Association

We talk to former media student, Joe Pickover about his role as Deputy Head of Video at the UK’s national news agency the Press Association. What is your role? Alongside the Head of Video my role involves management of the video department. This includes scheduling the daily news agenda and video output, managing video team staff, […]


Applying for a PhD – Accident or Design?

Many graduates undertake PhDs without giving it very much thought.  For some, it seems the natural thing to do so they simply drift into it. For others, it’s a convenient way to avoid considering alternatives. Occasionally, members of academic staff offer PhDs to promising students when it hadn’t even entered their mind. Others love student […]


Review of Alan Redman’s Numeracy Tests

Mechanical Engineering student, Ahmed Abdel Rahman found Numeracy Tests by Alan Redman invaluable when applying for placements and provides his review below Do you think there’s a way to get your dream placement? In Numeracy Tests Alan Redman gives a true, and detailed explanation on how to not only pass online tests and assessments to […]


Alumni Profile – Working in the USA as an Information Systems Consultant

Jean Maldonado studied at the University of Surrey and graduated with a BSc in Computer Science. Jean now works in the USA and reflect on his time in Surrey. What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey and to study your course here? Several things helped me decide that Surrey was the right place […]


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