How to start your career whilst still at uni
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Word on the street is, these days, just about everybody has a degree. While this is sort of true, with thousands of students graduating from hundreds of UK universities each year (and most with that ‘good 2.1’ that your parents are always banging on about), this doesn’t mean that your degree is worthless; but it does mean you have to work that little bit harder to stand out when it comes to job applications. So how can you get a head start on your career while you’re still at uni? Well, whether you’re studying neuroscience, philosophy, or fashion design, here are some tips that apply for pretty much every budding graduate. Extracurricular Activities: This doesn’t have to mean dragging yourself to netball and hockey like it did at school (although feel free to carry on with these if you so please). One of the main things employers look for in a C.V is evidence that you actually have a life outside of education; after all, who wants to hire someone that only talks shop? As well as showcasing your interests (which will ALWAYS be a talking point in interviews), getting involved with student media, sports teams and university societies gives you the chance to meet new people and learn to work within a group or team – something you will likely be expected to do regardless of what field you’re in! Volunteering:
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