Budding student writers – join our blog team and get experience for your CV!

In September, the Manchester Undergrad Careers Blog will have been in existence for a year, and we must be doing something right, as we’re getting up to 1500 hits a month! So next year, we want to carry on writing the posts you seem to be finding the most useful (judging by the hits) but also introduce some new topics and themes.

For example, we want some of our students readers to be regular contributors to the blog next academic year, sharing their personal experiences of thinking about careers and job hunting. So, we’re on the hunt for any current University of Manchester undergrads (any year) who are budding journalists, creative writers or just want the opportunity to write regularly for fun! 

You should be able to commit to writing at least one blog per month between October and June and come to the Careers Service for two or three short meetings during the year to share ideas. We’re looking for reliable, highly motivated students with something to say, an engaging style, a willingness to tell others their experiences, and a flexible attitude. You might write about your experiences of trying to secure a graduate job or internship, or just figuring out what you want do for a career. Or you might have a completely different idea of how you’d like to contribute – we’re very open to your ideas!

If you’re interested, send an email to me, Helen Pownall, at: undergrad.blog@manchester.ac.uk, telling me in no more than 250 words why you’d be a great writer for our blog and including some examples of things you could blog about. Please include your name, email address, student ID number and what year of your course you’ll be in this autumn.

This is a voluntary role, so unfortunately we can’t pay our writers, but it should definitely be fun and it will certainly look great on your CV, and you’ll get lots of support from us along the way.


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