Surrey Careers blog

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

My Professional Training year – Hannah Blair, The Walt Disney Company

We recently caught up with Computer Science student Hannah Blair, who shared some of her highlights and advice following her placement year at The Walt Disney Company. Hannah was recently named ‘Undergraduate of the Year for Innovation’ in the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year annual competition. How did you find out about your placement opportunity?  I searched […]


Skyrocket Your Interview Success by Preparing Your Appearance

Guest blog post by Jack Prenter. Jack went to the University of Nottingham and now lives in Toronto, Canada, where he runs KnownMan.com, a publication for millennial men who want more out of life. The inconvenient truth that many of us prefer to ignore is that we all make judgements of people based on the […]


4 Ways to Boost Your Employability This Summer

We are delighted to welcome a guest post from Mark Bradford, Marketing Executive from STEMGraduates.  Already growing tired of Homes Under the Hammer marathons? Fed up of the endless grunting on centre-court? Why not get to work on securing that work experience you feel your CV is slightly lacking? Here are our 4 tips to boost your […]


Sprint Programme: “The opportunity to hear from female speakers about their lives and careers changed the way I viewed my future”

Lauren Page, UG BEng Electronic Engineering (Level 5) completed the Sprint Programme, a development programme for female undergraduate students, in May 2017. Here she reflects on the huge impact that the programme has had on her self-confidence and future career aspirations! “As an electronic engineering student I am acutely aware of the gender imbalance within […]


5 reasons why graduates should start their careers at a startup or SME

Guest blog post by Sophie Hudson, Head of Community at TalentPool – a recruitment platform matching recent graduates with job and internships opportunities in startups & SMEs. Any views expressed reflect those of the author and not the Employability & Careers Centre.  With graduation fast approaching and no graduate scheme lined up for once the […]


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