Surrey Careers blog

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

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 […]

Volunteer opportunities with Nightline

  Maddie Thomas, the Volunteering and Engagement Coordinator for The University of Surrey Students’ Union talks about the benefits of volunteering for Nightline What is Nightline? Nightline is a listening service, run by students for students. Open at night, when other university support services may be closed, Nightline gives students an anonymous and confidential space […]

Megan’s Overview of Surrey Pathfinder

Our Careers Ambassador Megan, provides an overview of Surrey Pathfinder Upon my first look at Surrey Pathfinder I was enthusiastic to explore all the new resources I’d been hearing about in the build-up over previous weeks! There are boundless resources which are essentially split into two main areas – bookings and interactive learning tools. At […]

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