With a pandemic worldwide, students and gradates have had to use their initiative in gaining new opportunities and skills in a time of the unknown. In the gap between finishing my undergraduate degree in BA […]
I’m sure many of you have got Facebook pages, a Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ account as well as being active on Tumblr and Pinterest. But I’m not sure if you know that everything we do online is in the public domain, which means: everyone and anyone can search for you online.
Graduation is the final “uni party” that you get to go to as a student; a very different party, one where your friends and family all join in to celebrate the fact that you survived the last few years of your life in which you faced a lot of studying, essays, presentations, deadlines, working, laughing, crying, homesickness, some more deadlines and studying.
Networking. University is a great place to network, meeting students accross the UK and the globe. That’s great, but you need a tool to make you stick out and grants you the chance of connecting high up recruiters to get that desired job.
Coming to university is a step towards a new way of living, being more independent, taking care of yourself and last but not least doing the laundry and the cooking on your own.
When I go back to my first year, I remember that the reality check showed I needed a part-time job to cover all of my costs. Money were flying away as it was the year of exploring Worcester, travelling around England, my new home, attending many social events and buying all the books I needed for my course.
Life can be VERY good for a sports student at the University of Worcester, if you know how to take advantage of what the uni has to offer.
Helen Shaw is Course Leader for Undergraduate Business Management and lecturer in Career and Personal Development.
Her interests focus on employability and the ways in which universities can work with students and employers to create mutually beneficial relationships.
Here is a short interview with Helen