Tag: My Answer

My crash course in careers: from zero to career ready in just months

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Getting started in first-year… Written by Isabel Vernon – BSc Geography (Human and Physical) When I first arrived at university, I asked the careers service to help me find a part-time job. Through a careers appointment and CV check, I was given lots of advice for the upcoming jobs fair on campus and completely redesigned …

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My summer internship at Practical Action

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AVAILABLE AS PODCAST   Practical Action is an NGO focusing on international development. It aims to help the world to be more sustainable in four ways: Farming that works energy that transforms cities fit for people resilience that protects Their goal is to use practical methods to help people in poverty and enable change in those places. …

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“All I had to do now was quit”: Stephen’s Answer

Stephen Barnett, Founder at Catalyst Founders. “I graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. It was a fantastic course; broad in scope and profound in its study of how humanity works. It was, however, far from vocational. I was therefore presented with an alarming range of graduate careers. …

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“It started with stacking shelves, not a Masters degree for the sake of taking one”: Adam’s Answer.

Adam Tosek, Local Editor (Partnership Services Chronicle), John Lewis Partnership “Leaving University is a daunting prospect. Let me say that again in case you think it’s just you thinking that, or if you think I’m paying lip service to the idea of this blog. Leaving University IS a daunting prospect. Whether you like it or not, …

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“There was some method to the career madness”: Matt’s Answer

Matt Arnerich, Content Writer for Inspiring Interns. “Having graduated from University in 2014, I left with a good degree, and absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I had an interest in using my writing skills in my career, but with no idea about how I could make them applicable. So I took the …

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