By Lucius, BSc Psychology Graduate 2017
Being awarded as the regional winner (Midlands) of SEOTY means a lot to me. It recognized my contribution of helping the international students in UoB, and demonstrating leadership as a member of Student Engagement Team (SET). It illustrated that working part-time on campus can still make things different, and such an effort will be valued in the serious business world. My success on this award cannot happen without the full support from Careers Network, Worklink and especially SET along the way. Also, I want to thank Ellen, the international careers consultant, for supporting my nomination.
By Joe Armer, BA Modern Languages Student
This summer I was lucky enough to work for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign as an Organising Fellow in Dayton, Ohio, one of the key battlegrounds in the election.
As an organising fellow, I was, in essence, a trainee organiser on the Ohio Democratic Party Co-ordinated Campaign, responsible for electing Democrats up and down the ballot.
Unsure what I was going to do with the summer after my Year Abroad in France and Spain, I started applying to jobs, internships and work experience over the Easter Holidays. Working on a campaign is something I’ve always wanted to do but British election campaigns always seemed to clash with exam season so I was never able to do more than the occasional bit of volunteering.