Tag Archives: Employability

8 May 2015 - 1:46 pm Taste of Work Adventure

Hope I do not bore you, I am gonna tell you my Taste of Work experience in USE. Well, to be honest, I hesitated a little when I first applied this session. But then I thought “why should I let go of this opportunity?” So I decided to give it a go. And it turned out to be great after all. Continue reading “Taste of Work Adventure” »

30 April 2015 - 2:37 pm Keep calm… Summer is around the corner

Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days and it’s got me dreaming of the summer holidays… Continue reading “Keep calm… Summer is around the corner” »

8 April 2015 - 5:51 pm Leadership. Enough Said.

It is an interesting word- leadership. In my head, it conjures images of Lord Alan Sugar, Sir Winston Churchill and Barack Obama. But what do all of these three people have in common- they are all male. In fact, the majority of Managing Directors and Chief Executives across the globe are male and in the UK, under a third of women hold a top job . But what do all of these women have in common which can help them get to the top? Continue reading “Leadership. Enough Said.” »

17 March 2015 - 10:10 am Grab your bucket and run into a beach full of opportunities

At the time of writing this, I am about to leave USE to go onto maternity leave. But as well as spending loads of time with my new born, I have been thinking about making the most of my year by making a bucket list of all the things that I have been wanting to do for ages but because of working full time or just not getting round to it, it just hasn’t happened. Continue reading “Grab your bucket and run into a beach full of opportunities” »

17 February 2015 - 4:50 pm E is for….

If it isn’t one E word (enterprise) that I go on about, it is another one, employability.

We all know that the graduate market is highly competitive and you need to be able to stand out from the crowd. The way I like to describe this is by thinking of a cake: your degree is a great solid base that has got the essential knowledge that you need to do the job (or in a cake sense, you need the sponge to be a cake) but it is the things that you do on top of your degree that makes you more attractive to employers (and for me, the sprinkles, toppings and anything else you can fit on the cake makes it sooo much more attractive). Continue reading “E is for….” »

5 February 2015 - 5:26 pm The Intern is Back?!

It’s semester 2 already, which can only mean one thing…THE INTERN IS BACK!

So for any of you budding entrepreneurs who don’t know about it: The Intern is a competition for University of Sheffield students based on the BBC’s Apprentice.

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31 January 2015 - 5:20 pm What do employers see in an enterprising person?

As Employability Week is approaching (23rd February – 1st March, more info here) and most of us are concerned about what sort of skills we have and what needs improving, I thought I could take a brief look at enterprise skills. Why are they beneficial and how do employers see enterprising students and graduates? From their perspective, what makes them special?

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20 January 2015 - 4:30 pm Skill Build’s Back Alright…

Ok, now you know how bad my music taste is. But you will be please to know that Skill Build is back this semester and promises to give you oodles of commercial awareness skills and basic business knowledge that will help to equip you in any career you decide to go into. Continue reading “Skill Build’s Back Alright…” »

10 December 2014 - 11:53 am As one door shuts…

Another one opens. There are always opportunities around every corner and this is your chance to get involved into something new. Continue reading “As one door shuts…” »

15 November 2014 - 11:43 am What can you do to make your ideas happen?

I’m now into my second month of working at USE and, feeling reassured from previous first-posts on this blog that everyone finds them just a tiny bit awkward, I’ve decided I can put it off no longer.

So, hello there, dear readers! I’m Gary, the newest recruit to the USE team. I’m delighted to be here, for three reasons. First, because my new job means I can continue working with Sheffield’s brilliant students and staff (I was a university teacher in the School of English, previously). Second, because after two celebratory dinners, six free lunches, and a work trip to Beijing, I reckon I chose a pretty good time to join USE! And third, my new job is awesome: I actually get paid to be enterprising, innovative and creative (whilst attending the dinners and working with you: our brilliant students and colleagues)! Continue reading “What can you do to make your ideas happen?” »