Assessment centres: Turning hell into heaven

When I realised after months of tedious application forms, online tests and telephone interviews I had finally been offered several assessment centre invitations I went through various emotional stages: 1. Relived – yes there is some light at the end of placement search tunnel 2. Happy – hard work pays off and I’m one step … Continue reading

#InternSelfie Competition

 Take a selfie on your internship, work experience or placement to be in with a chance to win £50, £25 or £10 love2Shop vouchers Inspire other students to undertake work experience by taking the perfect #InternSelfie.  Snap a selfie while you are on your  work experience, volunteering, placement or internship that gives an insight into the … Continue reading

Networking isn’t just for ‘grown ups’

I had never really believed in the mysterious power of networking that I had been preached about. It seemed to me like it was for people who were either already ridiculously talented, or just plain lucky.  As a third year student currently studying abroad in Vancouver, I was feeling the pressure and impending doom of … Continue reading

Hands On Science

When studying a Chemistry degree, you develop many skills: subject knowledge, analytical thinking, teamwork but there are some things that it doesn’t prepare you for. This summer, I volunteered with the Royal Society of Chemistry, and had the opportunity to represent them at the Three Counties Show in Great Malvern. This was masses of fun; … Continue reading

Studying abroad: it benefits the science graduates too

Although every ‘Why Study Abroad?’ list contains the classic ‘enhanced employment opportunities’ point, I can confidently tell you that not a single student goes on the Erasmus programme with this strongly in mind. Instead, they’re dreaming of the friends they’ll meet from all over the world, of the trips they’ll go on and of course, … Continue reading

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading