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

My placement year running my own business

Why Jamina won the award Psychology student Jamina won the Resilience Award in the University’s Professional Training Awards following her placement year working on her own business with Student Enterprise at the University. The judges said, ‘Jamina becomes our first entrepreneur winner of a PT Award! She epitomises the resilience needed to start and run […]


My placement year at Balfour Beatty

Civil Engineering student Hanna won the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences award in the University’s Professional Training Awards. Why Hanna won the award The judges said ‘Hanna’s summary of her achievements at Balfour Beatty was so engaging. It left us in no doubt she will achieve her main goal of loving what she does!’ […]


My placement year at Disney – Boyan Borchakov

Film production and broadcast engineering student Boyan won the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences award in the University’s Professional Training Awards. This award highlights the achievements that students have made whilst raising the profile of their subject whilst on their Professional Training Year. Why Boyan won the award The judges said, ‘Boyan captured brilliantly […]


Are you looking for a graduate job? Don’t miss the Surrey Graduate Job Fair

What are your plans after you leave university?  Is this a question that’s on your mind or that your relatives/ friends are asking you? We understand that, although it will be fantastic to have your final exams behind you, it can also be a daunting time as you transition from education into the world of […]


How to find a job that isn’t advertised

According to some estimates, up to 80% of job opportunities may not be advertised through traditional channels such as jobs boards or company career pages. Here are six different strategies you can use to find jobs that aren’t advertised. 1) Use social media Many jobs are now advertised via social media channels, so it’s important […]


Six things we learnt from International student employability week

In February 2023 the Employability and Careers team held their very first international student employability week. A big thank you to our brilliant guest speakers who contributed to the week: Here’s a reflection on the advice our guest speakers gave: Quality over quantity Choose the roles you want to apply for and tailor your CV […]


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