Surrey Careers blog

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

International Youth Leadership Finance 2019 – Shanghai’s Advanced Institute of Finance

Georgios (George) and I (Darina)  are penultimate-year Computer Science students who were selected to attend 2019 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit (2019 IYLFS) organized by Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) Master of Finance in Shanghai, China on January 22nd. The Competition The competition gathered high achieving students from leading Universities around the world who […]

Why generic cover letters don’t work

  A CV highlights your academic history, work experience and skills showing employers whether you are a suitable candidate to fill the advertised vacancy. Cover letters show character and the person behind the CV. Many people assume that first impressions are only made during interviews, but this is not the case. An organisation can form […]

Lacking experience of the working world?

Applying for a new job can be daunting. The fear of the unknown is not one we humans are great at getting our head’s around. And for us students, this process can be even more challenging. Often there aren’t enough hours in the day to take in the vast quantity of information we are given. […]

The results are in – the employability initiative you voted for

Last Semester we asked you to decide which employability initiative you would like us to put into place in Semester two. You voted in your hundreds and as you can see, the results were incredibly close. However the final choice is Bookable appointments with a member of the professional training team. Mike from the professional training […]

Applying academic skills to a professional work environment

Why do transferrable skills matter? Transferable skills show employers that you can use your expertise in a versatile way. Adaptability has become increasingly important; the ability to apply experience gained from one stage of life to a new challenge is advantageous. As students, we are trained to develop a variety of academic skills. A major […]

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