June 2022 archive

How to improve your employability as a student

By Ben Dracup, SEO Manager at Minty Digital.   For many students, choosing a university is the first step in a long journey of becoming employable. They often choose career outcomes over academic focus, enrolling at a university because of its prestige and statistics relating to employability. Can you blame them? The job market is …

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Self-Employment Case Study- Mindfulness Content Creator

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Christopher Loder, current undergraduate, BA Philosophy, Mindfulness Content Creator What or who inspired you to become self-employed? I wanted to help people through my knowledge and practice of mindfulness and wanted to earn some extra money in a way I felt beneficial to society. I also don’t like working for people so that’s a big …

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Self-Employment Case Study- Executive Coach

Claudia Day, current student, MSc Coaching and Behavioural Change, Executive Coach What or who inspired you to become self-employed? My dad, my kids and my university studies. My dad was always self-employed, having kids made me want flexibility, and my university studies (MIT and Henley) made me feel it was doable. Have you been in …

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Self-Employment Case Study- Data Analyst

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Lucas Cimno, UoR graduate, BA Entrepreneurship and Management with Placement, Freelance Videographer, Data Analyst at Duke Media What or who inspired you to become self-employed? Self-employment has always been a trait taught to me by my father. It is a matter of making things happen with the tools you have around you. What are your …

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Self-Employment Case Study- Videography/Photography

James Bird, current undergraduate, BA Politics and International Relations, Videographer and Photographer at James Bird Visuals What or who inspired you to become self-employed? I already pursued my passion of photography and videography and wanted to become paid for it. I did a few jobs for free and then found paying clients and built up …

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