Surrey Careers blog

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

My graduate journey – Rosie Sparrow, English Lit, graduated 2017

After the hype of graduating it’s time to further think about the exciting prospects that you have ahead of you. Rosie graduated last year and reflects on her journey from graduating to attaining her current role at Visit Britain.  My first steps after graduating After graduating from university, I was at a loss of what […]


What can you do with a 2.2?

  What is the key to achieving success? What should you do if your results aren’t as good as you expected, wanted or needed? Take a breath; getting a 2.2 or 3rd may feel like you have cut off some options but your future has many paths. Flexibility and resilience are key skills in today’s job market, […]


Graduate Scheme versus Small Medium Enterprise – What’s best for you?

Many students focus on graduate schemes and view them as the best available progression route.  Whilst graduate schemes can offer excellent training and a great introduction to a particular sector, they are not for everyone.  Schemes can be highly competitive and demanding, and are usually only available in larger, more corporate companies. In practice, only […]


My Professional Training Year – Aisling O’Keeffe, University of Surrey

Aisling O’Keeffe graduated in psychology this year. She received a Highly Commended Award at the Student of the Year Awards in April. Before she starts her graduate role she found some time to tell us about her placement year working at the university. My role as a Research Assistant I worked as a research assistant for […]


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