Surrey Careers blog

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

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 […]


How to find a company for your placement year

I am Victoria and I am a final year Hospitality and Tourism student. Last year I studied abroad for half a year and then completed a work placement for the remainder of the academic year.

I remember not knowing where to start looking for my placement and for that reason I am about to go through some pointers which can help you when choosing and planning your placement year.


How I secured my placement at The LEGO Group™

I’m Nadia, an English Literature student at the University. At the beginning of last year, I embarked on a six-month marketing internship at The LEGO Group™. Undertaking a work placement during my third year was a (very) last-minute decision, yet has been one of the best experiences of my life.


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