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What a hoot! My experience as a volunteer at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

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Written by Isobel Baker, second-year BSc Ecology & Wildlife Conservation student Hi I’m Izzy! I am a second-year BSc Ecology & Wildlife Conservation student, and I have been volunteering with Suffolk Owl Sanctuary since July 2020. Here I share my experiences volunteering in the animal management sector, and my top tips for finding volunteer opportunities. …

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Benefits of undertaking a virtual internship during the pandemic

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When the first lockdown came, the dynamics of how organizations operated changed. Employers and partners worked together to run virtual internships for students, in order for students to gain a real understanding of the company and the sector despite the difficulties posed. Having found my virtual internship on LinkedIn through Inside Sherpa – now known as Forage. It was a tremendous opportunity to learn …

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How I used my humanities degree to get into content marketing

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Great news: my humanities degree got me into a content marketing career! Hi, I’m Daisy 👋 I graduated from the University of Reading with a First Class BA Classical Studies and English Literature degree in the strange summer of 2020. Since then I’ve actually managed to score a full-time Content Marketing Executive role at DigitalGrads, …

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How the Careers and Placements Fair helped me with my future career

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Written by Caroline Thomas, BSc Geography Student I am currently in my second year of University, studying geography here at Reading. Throughout school and Sixth Form I never had a clear idea of what it was that I wanted to do; what it is that I wanted to go into or what type of profession …

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How the Reading Internship Scheme helped improve my employability

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Written by Charlotte Abraham, BA Art and Psychology Student  The Reading Internship Scheme (RIS) is available to all students at the University of Reading. The scheme allows you to work with small businesses and charities on a variety of projects throughout the year. All internships can be found on MyJobsOnline, where you can view all …

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