December 2020 archive

Careers with social impact

Hands holding a heart

There is a well-trodden path to the career service with students sharing how they aspire to make a difference with their choice of career. This is a truly admirable statement, but often leads to plenty of soul searching to work out precisely how they want to make that difference and the answer to this often …

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How to begin your career as a freelance language tutor: 10 step guide

Globe, laptop and languages books

Written and provided by UK Language Project 1: Choose your language You’ll need at least C1 (advanced) level of the language you want to teach. Native-speaker level is best. Decide whether to teach your native language. Or if you studied/are studying a language at University it can be a great way to continue using it …

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Benefits of undertaking a virtual internship during the pandemic

Carrington and Palmer buildings at night and forage logo

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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