Category: careers advice

Careers insights, updates and news from the Careers Service at the University of Reading.   

My 12-month industrial placement at Ilika

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Written by James Counter, final year Integrated Master’s Chemistry student. For Part 3 I undertook a 12-month industrial placement at Ilika®, where I worked on thin film solid state batteries as part of the Stereax testing and characterisation team. What made you choose a placement option? I remember being distinctly unsure about doing a placement …

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Becoming a Physicians Associate: by Mark Laffan, Physicians Associate at RBH

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We interviewed Mark Laffan, Physician Associate at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, here’s what he had to say… What does a Physician Associate do? Physician Associates are medically trained to recognise, diagnose, and manage the most common and life-threatening conditions. PAs achieve this by working within the medical team, taking histories, and performing clinical examinations. These …

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Thriving while helping students’ careers thrive too!

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Can you introduce yourself?   I’m Molly and I’m working as the Careers Mentoring Assistant for the THRIVE Scheme in the Careers Centre at UoR. I graduated from the university in July with a BA in English Literature and enjoyed my degree and Reading Uni experience so much I decided to come back and work for them too!  …

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Careers with social impact

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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

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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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