Tag Archives: Work Experience

7 July 2017 - 4:44 pm Final Thoughts (Work Experience – Day 5)

I will find it hard when I return to school next week, because I know that nothing I will do at school will compare to how incredible this week has been. Thanks to everybody that works at the USE and Corporate Communications, I have had a taste of what a job will be like, and there has not been any part of this experience that I won’t take around me wherever I go. I have excellent supervisors to guide me through anything I struggled with, but they also gave me a lot of independence, which is arguably more important than guidance. No matter where I go or what I do, I will show any future employers my two fantastic reports and be proud. Continue reading “Final Thoughts (Work Experience – Day 5)” »

6 July 2017 - 11:37 am The Infinity School Podcast

As  a Year 10 student with a keen interest in becoming an entrepreneur, I look far and wide for any advice and tips to stand out. Good advice is often very hard to come by, especially when it is presented in an interesting way that really introduces you into into world of great business ideas whilst remain understandable and relevant. With such a long list of criteria, it is unlikely that all of these criteria will be ticked off, but to my surprise the University of Sheffield created a podcast that has all of that and more! Continue reading “The Infinity School Podcast” »

5 July 2017 - 4:30 pm Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)

On my third day of work I was set a different challenge. I had previously been focusing on writing internet blogs for the USE blog feed about my experiences of being in and around a workplace, but now I had a task which I would be much more familiar with. Continue reading “Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)” »

3 October 2016 - 4:02 pm The benefits of becoming a councillor in the Students’ Union

The union has ample of opportunities for you to develop and improve your skills, but none are as interesting and impactful on your students’ experience as standing for the role of Students’ Union Councillor. The benefits go far beyond making you more employable, including:

Making interesting friends

The council brings together people who are really engaged and are here to make a positive difference to student life. You might meet people who disagree with you completely, but may still become friends with them. Alongside this, you will meet people with similar interests who may well become friends throughout your university life and beyond.

Negotiating and learning

Many times the Union council sees discussion on topics which are quite controversial. These issues might not have a correct answer and the policy would depend on which way the council swings. You might find yourself on the less popular side, as I did sometimes, but believe me here even losing is winning. You will learn more from a lost argument than one which was popular.

Making a difference

The councillors do amazing things. They have prevented departments from shutting down,  to helping to decide which companies are able to sell their products in the Students’ Union building, . Some councillors’ sit on various committees such as the finance committee, academic representative committee and many more.

Become informed and lead the way        

Ever wondered how democracy actually works? Wondered what happens in parliamentary debates? Well, students union council isn’t the whole of the UK, but it still provides an insight on how things work in a democracy. Seize this opportunity to get yourself exposed to debates and discussion to enrich yourself. Who knows probably you might be able to chart a new direction for the Students’ Union!

Wondering how to be a councillor? Click here to know more.

Do not fret if you are a first year student. I was one when I became the Councillor for the Economics department. One things I can tell you – becoming a councillor was one of the best experiences I have had so far at university.

I am running for the International Students’ Councillor, so who knows I might see you at the council some time!

 

23 October 2015 - 4:24 pm How I learned self-direction on my year out placement

After my second year at university I decided to take a year out and do a placement in London in order to gain more practical skills in the world of business. Overall it was a fabulous experience and one of the most important skills I acquired was self-direction.

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10 July 2015 - 2:46 pm The ultimate secrets of getting an internship leaked…

Hello all! Yeah, I know, long time no see… But this time, I have some useful stuff to offer you: tips to get a placement, yey!

The placements market is still offering a couple of last chances to get a job for the summer or a year, so please jump onto this last train, get a great experience and boost your employability by doing one! Either way, no worries, even if it’s already too late, you can start thinking about next year, because the vacancies mainly begin to open in September. It’s almost time!

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3 July 2015 - 10:33 am An Experience to remember – diving head first into the working world.

Hello all, whether you’ve accidentally clicked on my post while browsing or genuinely have an interest in what I have to say, I welcome you to my limited edition, one and only, blog post.

I have never written a blog before so the whole concept is really quite exciting for my 15 year old, teenage self. So you, you lucky things get the pleasure of reading my first and quite possibly last blog, I know, I can basically hear your excitement.

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19 February 2015 - 1:23 pm Mystery volunteers needed for super-secret project! (Marketing Experience)

Pssst! Want to be part of something exciting?

We’re looking for some creative assistants to help us with a top secret marketing campaign. Continue reading “Mystery volunteers needed for super-secret project! (Marketing Experience)” »

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….” »

1 December 2014 - 10:09 am Paid placement: Enterprise Learning Resource Officer

Are you enterprising and creative, with good communication Skills?
We’re recruiting for an Enterprise Learning Resource Officer. This will be a 100 hours paid flexible placement over the year, and you’ll get the opportunity to complete a Skills for Work Certificate.

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