Surrey Careers blog

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

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 […]


Resilience – and how this life skill can be attractive for employers and your career

Career resilience means the ability to overcome barriers and adapt to change or problems in the workplace as they arise.  It is the ability to cope with setbacks and bounce back, being able to boost your self-esteem and try again. Sounds scary or almost superhuman?  In fact, resilience is a skill that can be learnt and […]


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