Career Planning for International Students: How to Make The Most of Placement Opportunities & Careers Network’s Support

By Zoe Chan, LLB Law Graduate 2017, originally from Hong Kong

1.pngI have just graduated from UoB with a LLB in Law – and I have enjoyed every second of it. The community is very inclusive and I got to meet people from all over the world, from Singapore to Nigeria. The support for international students, from both the university and the Guild, got much better throughout the years. In my last year, I even volunteered to be a Global Buddy to help new international students!

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Second Year Survival Series – Part Three, Sport

A profile on Rob Owens, BSc Psychology.

Sport is a great way to learn and develop skills that you might struggle with normally, such as leadership, team work, time management – and it’s also great for you!

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Rob Owens is a Bsc Psychology student in his third year of study at the University of Birmingham.

He plays American Football for the Birmingham lions as a Wide Receiver. He is interested in pursuing a career in Marketing.

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Decisions, decisions…

A blog by Jim Reali (Careers Advisor, College of LES)

It’s my six year old son’s birthday soon. He’s very excited. I asked him what he’d like and he produced a list longer than my arm which he’d spent a long time writing. I was very impressed by the effort he’d put into it, despite one or two spelling mistakes and grammatical errors (however, I reminded myself that I wasn’t checking a CV and that he is only six years old, so I let that go).

I thought it might be important to manage his expectations, so rather cautiously I ventured that he might not get everything he’d put on the list. “That’s ok”, he said. (I was in luck – this was easier than expected.) However, he then thwarted me by saying, “I can always get the rest for Christmas, instead”. Ahhhhh….

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