Surrey Careers blog

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

Five things we learnt from International Student Employability Week 2024

The week of 26th February was our second international student employability week (ISEW) and this year it was even bigger: More events (up from 6 to 10), more employers, more alumni, and more students! Thank you to our brilliant speakers who contributed to the week: Stephen Chan (Amazon), Phil Duncalfe (Friends International), Penningtons Law Firm, and our panel of international alumni: Vijay Raj Soora, Tobi Eyinade, Akanksha Singh; and Manoj Londhe. Here are their tips to help international students navigate the world of work.


My Summer Internship Experience in Canada

Hi, my name is Olive, and I am a recent Psychology graduate. Over the summer, I was lucky to do a marketing internship in Vancouver Canada! If you are exploring whether or not you should try one of Surrey’s summer programme experiences, this blog is for you. How I found this opportunity- the process Whilst […]


6 Tools to Improve your Interview Technique: A Guide for University of Surrey Students

Navigating the competitive job market requires more than just an excellent CV; your interview technique plays a pivotal role in securing that dream job. Here are six essential tools to hone your interview skills. 1. Research, Research, Research The best way to start your interview preparation is through thorough research. Know the company inside out—its […]


How to Use Storytelling in Job Interviews: Mastering the STAR Method for Success

Securing your dream job isn’t just about having the right qualifications and skills; it’s about effectively conveying your experiences and capabilities in a way that captivates your interviewers. One powerful technique for achieving this is through storytelling, and a structured approach like the STAR method can make your answers memorable and impactful. Understanding the STAR […]


8 Reasons to Join a University Club or Society

University life is more than just attending lectures and acing exams; it’s an opportunity to enrich your experience and skills. One of the best ways to do this is by joining a university club or society. Beyond the social aspects, being an active member can significantly enhance your employability. Let’s explore the numerous benefits that […]


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