Surrey Careers blog

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

My Professional Training year – Katie O’Brien, Washington State University

With a global network of 2,300+ placement partners, many students spend time working abroad as part of their degree. We recently caught up with Medical Microbiology student, Katie O’Brien about her placement year as a Research Assistant at Washington State University. She shares some of her experiences and top tips for students considering a placement year.  How […]

A Student’s Guide to Networking

After attending the Summer Recruitment Fair, which saw 60+ employers visiting campus for one of the biggest careers events of the year, second-year politics student Anna Ouston shares her advice for effective networking at events. “Networking is something that is really important for your career and your life after you graduate, and building up these connections […]

A Job Hunting Guide for International Students

We appreciate that it can be challenging for international students to find employment, either during or after their studies at University, but don’t despair; the Employability & Careers Centre and International Student Support are here to help you! Here we answer some commonly asked questions to help international students navigate their employment options. Am I […]

5 Tips to Prepare for the Summer Recruitment Fair

With the University of Surrey’s Summer Recruitment Fair only 7 days away, we share our 5 top tips below on how to prepare and get the most out of this event. On Wednesday 10th May, we will welcome over 60 exhibitors to campus, from large graduate recruiters such as BAE Systems, EY and Capgemini, to […]

Looking beyond grad schemes: the benefits of working for an SME

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 […]

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