Case Study: Gaining Work Experience During Term Time

By Wei Wei Ruan, student worker at Worklink

How important is work to you when you are studying and why?

Working during my degree is quite important for me because of several reasons. In the first place, it should be mentioned that it has helped me to organize my time, so since I started working while I am studying, I have had to coordinate my time between my studies and my work. As a consequence, I have learnt how to take advantage of the time and not wasting it. Secondly, I have become more mature and independent, as it has let me know what working means and how hard is making a living. Therefore, now I know how to control my money and be more comprehensive with my parents. Finally, during my work I have met new friends with whom I have learnt how to work in groups and the importance of communication, which is essential for any jobs. I have to mention as well, that I have improved my language skill thanks to the work, as I come from Spain and one of my purposes to come here is to improve my English.  Continue reading


My Experience as an Equity Research and Development Intern

Case Study of an International Alumni with a Tier 2 visa

By Bharath Rao Kappet


By MIT (Own work) [GFDL ( 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.


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