Student blogger applications – now closed

July 31, 2009

We’ve had a great response to our call for student bloggers to join the Undergrad Careers blog team, so we’ve decided to close for applications now. It’s really good to see how many students are interested in getting involved!

We’re going to be selecting 5 student bloggers from the applications we’ve received and we’ll be contacting everyone w/c 10th August.


Graduate Jobs for 2010 – update 28 July

July 28, 2009

You might have noticed the  ‘Graduate Jobs for 2010 – coming soon’ post earlier this month.  This is just a quick update as we’ve heard of another employer who has opened applications for graduate positions to start in 2010.  Read the rest of this entry »


Getting a job in a recession – feedback from employers

July 22, 2009

Even though we are in a recession there are still jobs out there.

There seems to be a somewhat convenient urban myth going round that there are no jobs so you might as well not bother looking or applying – just give up and go travelling. Check out the article in The Times: There are still 10,000 reasons for graduates to get out of bed. Read the rest of this entry »


Application tips from graduate recruiters…

July 14, 2009

An event last week for careers advisers focused on careers that Humanities graduates go into.  The clear message is that 70 per cent of graduate vacancies are open to any degree subject so there are lots of opportunities to apply for.   While those with a Humanities degree may need to dig a little deeper to make the connection between what they’ve studied and what they’re applying for, it can be done.  For instance, critical awareness and the ability to assimilate a lot of information quickly are just two of relevant skills you’re likely to have developed during your degree.  A particularly sought after skill, particularly in the current economic climate, is the ability to problem solve.  Read the rest of this entry »


Something out of the ordinary?

July 13, 2009

Hi there,

I was helping out with the open day at the University the other week and was (unsurprisingly) asked a lot about part time jobs. Prospective students (and their parents) wanted to know what kind of thing it was possible to do as a part-time job here in Manchester. Bar work and retail can be very easy to find –  the Manchester city area has a population of almost half a million people (458,136 to be exact), but if you’re willing to look a little deeper there are a number of much more interesting things to do to earn some spare cash and get some experience.
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Graduate jobs for 2010 entry – coming soon…

July 7, 2009

Even though we’re in sunny July 2009, if you’re going into your final year in the next academic year you might want to think about graduate jobs for when you graduate in 2010.  It might seem far off but each year we find that employers open their applications for the coming round of graduate recruitment even earlier.  Last year, we saw companies such as HSBC open up applications from July 1st onwards. 

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My career in… Development Planning

July 2, 2009

Manchester Civil Justice Centre

James is a Senior Associate in an international multi-disciplinary professional services consultancy. His job is to formulate development solutions for private and public sector clients wishing to secure planning consent for development and regeneration.

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