Surrey Careers blog

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

Do you fancy yourself as the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk? Introducing HackSurrey, USSU’s Hackathon Society.

Can you think of a job or career that does not touch technology? It is very hard! Technology has infiltrated everything we do from banking to socialising to booking concert tickets. It is unstoppable, so whatever career you are thinking about, understanding how technology works is as important as learning how to talk. This is […]


My Professional Training Year – Holly Boothroyd, Microsoft

Holly Boothroyd from Computing and Information Technology was named FEPS Placement Student of the Year. She tells us about her year at Microsoft. The Process Rewind to the start of second year and placement was the main thing on my mind. It would be my first “real” job, thus I had many questions on how to […]


My Professional Training Year – Karolina Sichma, Sainsbury’s

Karolina Sichma, Nutrition and Food Sciences, was named FHMS winner at the Placement Student of the Year awards. She tells us about her year. When I started my Food Science and Nutrition course at the University of Surrey, I didn’t know what I wanted to do during my placement year or after getting my degree […]


My Professional Training Year – Boran Shenhuy, Cyprus Green Action Group

Boran Shenhuy from the sociology department, was named FASS winner at the Placement Student of the Year awards. He tell us about his placement year. When I was trying to find a fulfilling placement, I could not find anything until the last month before my return to Cyprus in May. As someone who has been previously involved […]


My Professional Training Year – Nadia Toor, SAP (UK) Limited

Nadia Toor from the School of Law was named the runner up in the Placement Student of the Year Awards. She tells us about her year. I undertook my placement year at SAP (UK) Limited. I started with the job role of UK Legal Associate and finished as the EMEA North and UK Legal Associate. The […]


My Professional Training Year – Gareth Coffin, Mondelez International

Gareth Coffin from Chemical Engineering was named Placement Student of the Year in the recent awards. He tells us about his year at Mondelez International. When I applied for the University of Surrey I didn’t originally sign up for the placement programme, like many of my course mates I simply wanted to get my degree and […]


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