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Congratulations, graduates!

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Huge congratulations to all those graduating this week!  You can be very proud of all you have achieved during your time at the University of Hull, not only through your academic work  but what you have achieved outside your studies through  part-time work; involvement in societies and sports teams; volunteering and internships. As you move on from… Read More

Where are all the graduate jobs?

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Where do I start?! So, you’ve completed your studies, got the results (for better or worse) and now people are starting to ask you the dreaded question: ‘What next?’  If you’ve not yet got an answer to that particular question and you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task of finding a job, then using… Read More

Five Unusual Career Opportunities

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Think you know about the jobs you can do when you finish university?  Well, you may not have thought about these… Chocolate Taster Fancy tasting chocolate all day? Cat Channon does just that at Cadbury – she is one of 50 official chocolate testers at the company.  She works in research and development, using her… Read More

Dealing with Exam Stress


We all experience stress at certain times in our life.  The adrenaline rush from a stressful situation helps us to focus and motivate us to raise our game when required.  Most of us feel anxious about taking exams but we need to recognise when that stress is getting out of hand and get it back… Read More

Not working? Try networking


  It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. What do you reckon?   Do people tell you that networking is a great thing to do?   Why do they keep doing that?! Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships.  It can be a powerful tool, introducing you to a world… Read More

Balloon Kenya (part three)


In her final blog post, Natalie French (BA Social Work student) reflects on friendships formed during her time in Kenya and what she has learned from her six week enterprise placement. Through this placement, I have had the opportunity to experience Kenya, meet new people and understand how individuals live within Kenyan culture.  It has… Read More

Using LinkedIn for jobs


Social media has become an important method of establishing networks and generating work opportunities.  LinkedIn markets itself as ‘the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries, including executives from all Fortune 500 companies.  Increasingly, companies are using LinkedIn to search for potential candidates and to advertise vacancies. Building a professional… Read More

Five common interview mistakes to avoid


So you’ve been invited for an interview – well done!  The employer obviously likes what they have seen so far (eg, on your CV, application form, etc) and they want to meet you in person.  So make sure you don’t blow your chances – here are some blunders to avoid: Dressing inappropriately Dressing too casually,… Read More

Balloon Kenya (part two)


In her second blog post, student Natalie French (BA Social Work) talks about her work with entrepreneurs as part of a placement with Balloon Kenya.  Wow, what an amazing experience this has proven to be!   Throughout my six weeks in Kenya, I supported four entrepreneurs in the development of their existing businesses.  I worked as… Read More