Surrey Careers blog

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

Make the summer count – 5 types of work experience to enhance your CV

Do you want to spend your summer gaining some transferable skills? There are so many ways to get work experience. The choices vary from summer internships, summer jobs, working abroad, volunteering or even starting your own business. Summer internship – get experience in your industry These are short placements given you some exposure to what […]


Good listening is a skill – guest blogger, Andrew from the SU tells us how to do it well

Hi, I’m Andrew. You may know me as the support coordinator at the Student Union, but I also volunteer as listening volunteer at the Samaritans.  To highlight their #TalkToUs campaign I thought I’d put together my thoughts on listening skills, how I have developed them and how I use this life skill everyday in my […]


Should I start my career now? Three tips for university graduates who want to wait

Many students leave university with no clear idea of what they want to do. Take advantage of this time when you may not have many responsibilities to gain some experience. Get some paid work Getting office, shop or hospitality work will help you: Build up your soft skills such as communication, teamwork and customer service Show […]


Graduating this year and wondering what next? Our tips to help

  It can be tough to leave behind the familiarity of university. This may be manageable if you have a job lined up, but if you haven’t, you aren’t alone. The ‘what now?’ feeling can set in. So if you’re not sure what to do next, check out our tips below Our careers advisers are […]


Advice for the graduate world – Alex, Business Management, graduated 2017

When I came to the University of Surrey I came straight from college with no gap year, no foundation year and as a result I was institutionalised. I had been in education from pre-school all the way until I finished university. Like most students going to university I was driven, highly motivated and completely naive […]


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