Case Study of an International Alumni with a Tier 2 visa

By Bharath Rao Kappet

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By MIT (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 As an Indian student in UK I think its fair to say that at first I was very lost, not knowing where or how to start my career. However, by talking to my teachers I came to know about the Careers Network. Through events like the mentoring scheme and events conducted for international students, not only was I able to pick up key strategies like the usefulness of networking and creating the perfect pitch, I was also able to use it in my own life, securing a job as a project manager for an engineering firm.

 

With regards to work experience,   It may seem tiresome and unwise to secure work experience during your studies but my experience has taught me otherwise. Employers are looking for fresh candidates, ripe with work experience and doing a part time job during your course will definitely give you this. Not only does this hone your skills through a series of trial and error, but it makes you more confident.

I wanted to thank Careers Network especially for the session with white rose visas. They helped the company I was working for with securing a tier 2 sponsor license and helped me secure my own work visa. I am extremely grateful for all their input and advice and I will continue to practice what I learned (even though I seem to have slipped on Networking slightly. oops!).

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About Bethany Baxter

University of Birmingham Careers Network Student Employability Team Member (Information Team Support Assistant)

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