Surrey Careers blog

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

Going into second year and want to start preparing for placement applications over summer?

As your summer progresses the last thing you want to think about is the pressures of coming back in October. However, a little preparation now will save you time and worry later on. How can I start preparing for placement over the summer? Our step-by-step online placement module is on Surrey Pathfinder. It takes you […]

What I gained from doing the Employability Award – Beatrice, Psychology

In my second-year, I received an email promoting the Employability Award. Curious to know more, I joined the introductory talk, where I learnt that the award’s aims. It recognises your engagement in extracurricular activities, while connecting you to the world of work. It can be seen as an ‘ID’ of who you are beyond your […]

How to Turn Your Creative Skills into a Career in Digital Marketing

Whether you’ve got a creative skill set and know fully well what industry you’re looking to get into once you’ve graduated or whether you’re weighing up your options for what job would perfectly match your skills, have you ever thought to consider a career in digital marketing? Today the digital marketing industry is booming, and […]

My Professional Training year at Unilever, Lucy, Nutrition and Food Science, graduated 2019

I spent my placement year as a Student Nutritionist at Unilever. I applied for around 5 other placements and I received my offer from Unilever in April 2017. I couldn’t wait to start transferring my degree knowledge into a job in the food industry. Placement Induction week I had an induction week with the current placement […]

Make the summer count – 5 types of work experience to enhance your CV

Do you want to spend your summer gaining some transferable skills? There are so many ways to get work experience. The choices vary from summer internships, summer jobs, working abroad, volunteering or even starting your own business. Summer internship – get experience in your industry These are short placements given you some exposure to what […]

Good listening is a skill – guest blogger, Andrew from the SU tells us how to do it well

Hi, I’m Andrew. You may know me as the support coordinator at the Student Union, but I also volunteer as listening volunteer at the Samaritans.  To highlight their #TalkToUs campaign I thought I’d put together my thoughts on listening skills, how I have developed them and how I use this life skill everyday in my […]

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