Surrey Careers blog

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

My journey from studying at Surrey, to working on renewable investments at Centrica

Hi, I’m Sarah and I studied Financial Mathematics BSc with a 1-year industrial placement and graduated in 2018 (can’t believe how quickly time has flown since then!). I will always think fondly of my time at Surrey – from how amazing the lecturers were, to many hazy memories of back-to-back nights out with now lifelong […]


You don’t need to study IT to get into the technology sector

While many sectors shrank due to the social distancing and lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, the technology sector expanded. Technology helped us communicate, helped businesses promote their products and services, and provided solutions to various pandemic related issues. As businesses place a growing emphasis on meeting challenges with technology, the skills required to work in […]


My Marketing Placement with Vodafone

During my second year of Business Management (Marketing), I was really debating whether a placement was something that I wanted to do or not. The thought of having a year in industry was exciting but the idea of some of my friends going on and graduating without me was daunting. Is the Placement Application Process […]


A Guide to Applying – Industrial Placements

To introduce myself – I’m Joao, an Economics student from the University of Surrey. I did my placement at Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). My advice is whether you’re looking for a year-long industrial placement or a summer placement, you’ll need to start applying early. There are lots of students looking for placements and […]


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