Surrey Careers blog

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

My first week in the real world!

After several applications and interviews for a gap year placement before going to university, I was able to secure a job in the heart of London. My first week at work was a bit of a culture-shock for me. Back in sixth form days, everyone chilled with their own groups, whereas in the workplace all […]

Employable me case study 3: Ellie Stevens – Boat club

Ellie Stevens BSc Accounting & Finance (with a placement year at Wells Fargo, working at a Hedge Fund Accountant) MSc Investment Management University of Surrey Boat Club (Rowing) – Women’s Captain 2016/17, President 2017/18 Have not graduated yet (but will be working in investment banking) I stand by the fact that joining USBC is the […]

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 […]

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