My BUIP Summer Internship: Thank you past-Matt!

By Matt Capaldi, BUIP Intern

I can distinctly remember writing my applications for the BUIP internships, it was spring break, and I was sitting on cramped airplane seats, travelling around the US with my year abroad host college’s Pep Band. Although it was a few of the best weeks of my life, it was also probably the most hectic, basketball games finishing late at night, and flights leaving at 5am the next morning. Honestly, there were more than a few occasions when I thought, “this can’t be worth it” and “maybe I should just go back and work in retail over summer”. Looking back, I can’t thank past-Matt enough for persevering, as my BUIP internship has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had, and I have had a lot of fun along the way!


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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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PGR Case Study: Graduate Engineer with BT

By Dr Tianho He


Introduce yourself by providing information about your research and current role:

My PhD study was on electronics and electric engineering. The research was about the design of novel microwave components and circuits for communication purposes, and new design methodology has been developed and tested on design. I completed my PhD in April 2015 and recently started working for BT in Ipswich. I have joined a busy team of people managing the BT network for customers. I have been assigned a line manager to look after my personal and professional development, who acts in a similar role as a mentor or supervisor would at University. Continue reading