Surrey Careers blog

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

Employable Me case study 2: Stephanie Gooch – Archery, Rugby and Taekwondo societies

Stephanie Gooch MSC Mathematics 2011-2015 Senior DevOps Engineer at KPMG Studying for a Masters in Information Systems and Technology Skills gained through sport There can be no doubt that universities and employers really recognise the skills and qualities that playing sports highlight.  Team sports, especially, prove a candidate’s reliability and responsibility and so, for me, […]


Employable Me case study 1: Emily Collins-Wingate, Vet Soc

Emily Collins-Wingate Studying Veterinary Medicine and Science Course Rep for Years 1 and 2 of Veterinary Medicine and Science (2015/2016 and 2016/2017) Vice-President of Surrey VetSoc for 2016/2017 President of Surrey VetSoc for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Still a current student at Surrey, due to graduate in 2020 The ability to communicate with a wide range […]


The benefits of completing a paid internship

It may feel early to be thinking about summer internships, but with the long summer vacation around 7 months away, many companies are already advertising their schemes on Surrey Pathfinder. We asked Sam Miles from STEP tells us more. When applying for graduate roles, some form of experience is an essential requirement. Getting that direct […]


How to network on your professional training year

Whilst on placement, you will come into contact with professionals at all different levels within your organisation, as well as external companies. Students who have taken the opportunity to network have said they have gained good business contacts who have offered support, and in some case, jobs after their placement. Networking can sound daunting, and […]


Start before your ready? How to start a business in no time. Part 2

Guest blogger, Leanne Thompson continues her blog with tips on what you should do when starting up a business. Produce your startup business plan Now, this is where you can definitely fall prey to overthinking things. A business plan is a hugely important document. A thorough and considered plan that encompasses your research and the […]


How to successfully handle rejection emails

As a Final Year student, I have received my fair share of rejection emails. When it comes to job applications, regardless of whether the role is an internship, placement or graduate scheme many of us are in the same boat. We’ve all been there – you check your inbox and see an email from an […]


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