College Graduates

The Ascent To Self-Belief

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

For now, I guess this is that moment that everyone warns you follows graduation, where you never really know what's next.

The Dream Killer - Why Going To University Doesn't Mean You Can't Still Be An Entrepreneur

Will Dodge | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Will Dodge

Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.

The True Cost of Tuition Fees

Django Wylie | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Politics
Django Wylie

The benefit for the ruling class in this arrangement is obvious; the loss for society manifold. The rapid normalisation of tuition fees demonstrates neatly the insidiousness of the neoliberal ideology. Now students are consumers, they are individuals set against each other in a competition for employment so that they can service their loans.

Why Good Students Struggle to Get Jobs

Julian Tan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I recall memorising the timeline of human prehistory when I was twelve - Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic - from the fresh first pages of my history textbook. It was past midnight, and their quirky names numbed my tongue and befuddled my brain. Nevertheless, I forcibly committed them to memory, motivated by the promise that hard work at school will one day pay off...

Diary of a Fashion Design Intern

Bryony Moss | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bryony Moss

People have varying opinions of internships. I think people love to hear the horror stories of an intern but sometimes they aren't that horrific. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, the prospect of someone handing me my perfect job on a plate were starting to fade so I began applying for jobs.

Answering That Killer Question

James Howell | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

A recurring theme that employers mentioned was candidates not being able to explain why they want the job. Interviewers really enjoy this question, not because they like to see the interviewee squirm, but it gets some great information out of them.

'Graduates Don't Despair.. Employers Are Hiring'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Top employers are receiving around 85 applications for every graduate vacancy amid an expected drop in the number of jobs available, research suggests...

Law School: The Default Career Choice

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Seven years ago I entered law school and five years later I left law school jobless. I also left law school without a day of practical experience; without an ounce of interview experience or even the faintest idea of what it was actually like to practice law.

Celebrating Female Talent

Jane Asscher | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Asscher

Last Tuesday night Cosmopolitan magazine held a 'Celebration of Female Talent' at Kensington Palace as part of AdWeek Europe.

The Road to Success

Anna Pitts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

Once you have graduated it can be overwhelming to start thinking about your future and deciding what to do next. This isn't helped by the fact that everyone has their bit to say- go travelling, get an internship, join a graduate scheme, but which is the best plan of action?

The Lasting Legacy of the Financial Crisis

Tom Charters | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Charters

It is fair to hope that this new batch of future leaders of our financial world, with their diverse schooling and multi-disciplined training, will be better equipped than their predecessors to ensure that mistakes are not repeated.

Why Graduates Shouldn't Be Scared of 'Sales'

Rob Blythe | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Blythe

There is some truth in the connotations of glossy smiles, bad suits and even worse jokes that come to mind. Cold calling is seen as hard graft and anyone who has tried it will confirm the rumours are true. That said, young people who come to the conclusion all roles are inappropriate are missing a trick.

Trials and Tribulations of an Intern

Chanel de Yong | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chanel de Yong

'I don't think I can'. I've just left university and, like many of my friends, am finding the world of employment impossible! Despite my previous internships as well as qualifications, it seems impossible to get a proper paid job so I find myself taking on intern jobs.

School leavers Better Workers Than Graduates

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

One in five employers believe school-leavers make better workers than university graduates, according to new research. A survey among 1,000 firms b...

UK Charity: Dissolve UK Tech Education System

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Eric Schmidt was right when he said UK tech and science education is failing to produce well-rounded, adaptable graduates, according to one UK educati...

What is PR?

Channon Zhangazha | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK
Channon Zhangazha

Through Rare Recruitment, an organisation that connects people from diverse backgrounds with opportunities at leading companies, I was given the chanc...