Surrey Careers blog

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

Is it possible to have your student life in balance?

This guest blog for Stress Awareness day has been written by Diana Hill, a counsellor at the Wellbeing Centre. In case you have been trying to find it?! … there is no “ideal” balancing point between everything you are juggling: studying, part time work, looking after yourself, making friends, seeing family, doing your favourite hobbies and […]


My graduate journey in the tech industry, James Nickelson, CAPCO

James Nickelson from CAPCO tells us about his role in the Technology sector. We asked James to tell us a bit about himself and his role. Hey! I’m James and I’m a University of Surrey graduate. I studied International Business Management and graduated in 2016. I didn’t do a placement, but looking back I wish I […]


Sprint Programme: “The opportunity to hear from female speakers about their lives and careers changed the way I viewed my future.”

Electronic Engineering undergraduate, Lauren Page, completed the Sprint Programme – a development programme for female undergraduate students – in May 2017. Here she reflects on the huge impact that the programme has had on her self-confidence and future career aspirations! Talented Women in Engineering “As an electronic engineering student I am acutely aware of the gender imbalance within […]


My graduate journey – Katie Sands, from English Literature to the Civil Service Fast Stream

It’s about a year today, as I’m writing this, since I started my first graduate job and joined the Civil Service Fast Stream. A year ago, I was sat in Lakeside coffee shop frantically finishing my English Literature dissertation on post-modern fiction. Today, I work on how to manage the nation’s biosecurity after Brexit, to […]


Introducing . . . My First Job

All experiences count towards your future aims. Everyone – from directors of big companies to your line managers and lecturers – started somewhere. Gwen Stefani mopped floors at an ice-cream shop, Brad Pitt dressed as a giant chicken and Beyoncé swept up hair at her mother’s salon. During the summer the Employability and Careers Centre interviewed a […]


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