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”
We hear from three Essex alumni who have returned to campus for Graduation after taking part in our “Alumni at Graduation” competition. Continue reading “Returning for Graduation – alumni stories”
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.
This Summer, in the middle of a sweltering heatwave, I stepped onto the Colchester Campus of Essex University for the first time in 20 years. Continue reading “Learning Curves”
I remember re-reading my dissertation a month after my graduation. I knew that I could not just leave it there, it had to be more than a paper. My dissertation was about the pay gap and why it still existed in a strong economy like the UK. Continue reading “Starting my own social enterprise”
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”