A day typically starts with my daily commute. I’m Essex/Greater London-based and it generally takes an hour. My journey gives me time to think about the day ahead, catch up on any legal stories that may be worth developing, as well as checking world news. Continue reading “A day in the life: Journalist”
When I graduated in 2015 I imagined my future very different to how it has turned out. I don’t think anyone would have pictured me working in the industries I have. However, here I am with a new set of skills which have enabled me to finally find what I have been searching for. Despite never having worked in the Marketing/Communications sector, I managed to break into the field with the valuable experience I gained in other industries along with some creative short courses such as a Adobe Premier Pro workshop.
John (Computing Science, 1973) returned to campus for Graduation 2018 after taking part in our “Alumni at Graduation” competition. He shares his experience.
When I first started at university, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to join the Harry Potter Society. Being a dedicated Slytherin, no matter how much my anxiety tried to get the better of me, I just had to be a part of it. Continue reading “How being a part of a society at Essex landed me my dream job (and much more)”
Last week, I travelled back to my university to support the ‘Career Conversations’ event for current students. I loved my three years at the University of Essex and was glad to have an opportunity to give back. Continue reading “How to find work experience in the Marketing and PR sector”
At the start of my final year at Essex I had no idea what I wanted to do after my degree. So many of my friends were in the same boat. Post-grad life was looming but if you ignore it, it’s not a problem, right? Continue reading “Finding work abroad after graduating”
We have all heard that in today’s job market: “it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know.” When I was looking for jobs in the not-for-profit sector this, and the presumption I wasn’t going to make a lot of money, was constantly repeated to me. Continue reading “The inside scoop: Not-for-profit sector”
Graduation 2018 sees Essex reaching a landmark: some time around 5pm on Thursday 19 July, Sofie Samuelsson will cross the stage of the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall to be officially awarded her MA Linguistics and become our 100,000th graduate.
Also there on the day will be Essex’s first ever student, John Dowden. Their very different stories cover 55 years of Essex history.