Taking a “gap year” either for self-fulfilment or career development can reap rewards. In a survey last year, 37% of employers believe it increases people skills, and 35% agreed a year out helps people adapt quickly to new situations. To make the most of it, make your time out count: Why take a year out? Going … More Thinking of taking a gap year after graduating?
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth and sport. Queen Mary University of London participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and will supply funding to a limited number of students for a traineeship in Europe. Students in their final year who are planning on doing a traineeship (internship/work placement) outside the … More Erasmus+ Funding for Graduate Traineeships – 2018 applications open, deadline 19th August
Tell us about unconventional ways of finding a job! Many students come to Careers & Enterprise looking to apply for graduate schemes online, usually in the autumn term before they graduate. In my experience, graduates apply for these schemes for a number of reasons including: They are much talked about and well publicised through publications … More Creative job hunting
Deep breath. Seeking gainful employment? You could still be looking (whisper it) six months hence. There, I’ve said it. Shock, horror, step back in amazement. That’s just on average. It could be slightly less or – you’re ahead of me here aren’t you? – it might be more. It’s only logical. Keenies applying in their … More Graduates finding work: the long and winding road
“Scary”: the word heard most often right now as graduates with no job or no firm career ideas confess their concerns….. Mythbuster #1: You are not alone Think that most graduates go into professional level employment as soon as they leave university? Think again. The majority take several months to find their niche. The road … More Panicked about your career