Four questions with… Gaby

Name: Gaby Mendes Degree details: BA Education Job title: Founder of Talk Twenties/Event Operations Manager Describe your current role: I  recently founded my company, Talk Twenties, after writing an award-winning blog about life as a twenty-something. After struggling somewhat after leaving university, I saw a need for more support for twenty-somethings entering the big wide … Continue reading “Four questions with… Gaby”

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Four Questions with…Liam

Name: Liam Taft Degree details: BA English Job title: Web Content Coordinator Describe your current role: I currently work in the marketing team at Twinkl, which is one of the UK’s largest educational publishers. My primary role is to run the Twinkl Education Blog, but I also coordinate other online content and write social media … Continue reading “Four Questions with…Liam”

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If you make one career resolution this year, let it be this…

We’re sure the resolutions to exercise more, or quit a bad habit are already in full swing, but it’s important to consider your career resolutions, no matter how big or small. After all, we spend most of our waking hours at work, so it’s important for us to feel like we’re moving forward so that … Continue reading “If you make one career resolution this year, let it be this…”

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Four Questions with…Meg

Name: Megan Prosser Degree details: BSc Business Management with Communications Job title: Communications  Assistant (and part time Masters student) Can you briefly describe your current role? I currently work as a communications assistant for a Local Government Organisation called Publica, helping run internal and external communications for three district councils writing press releases, scheduling social … Continue reading “Four Questions with…Meg”

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Three Wise Brummies

Wise words from…Samina Amin (BA Hispanic Studies and Italian, 2010; MPhil Modern European Cultures, 2012), HR Specialist at BBC The best advice I’ve ever received is to think about your life as a series of choices that you can either own or let them own you. I actually use this as life advice to remind … Continue reading “Three Wise Brummies”

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7 must-know tips if you are new to freelancing

In this blog, University of Birmingham’s Business Start-Up Manager, Mohammed Ali, shares some great bite-sized insights for anyone embarking on a freelancing career. Don’t forget, if you’re a current student or graduated in the last two years, then our B-Enterprising team offers some great additional support such as funding to help get you started, workshops and advice sessions. 1. Utilise … Continue reading “7 must-know tips if you are new to freelancing”

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Four Questions with… Megan

Name: Megan Earl Degree details: English Literature and American Studies (with year abroad) Job title: Corporate Partnerships Executive Can you briefly describe your current role? I work for Mind, the mental health charity, in the corporate partnerships fundraising team. I manage a portfolio of corporate partners for Charity of the Year partnerships and one-off events. … Continue reading “Four Questions with… Megan”

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Four Questions with…Calum

Name: Calum Coker Degree details:(BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, 2017; MSc International Development, 2018) Job title: Fundraising Officer at Action Against Hunger Current role: My role involves working with students at universities around the UK to fundraise for, and support Action Against Hunger. Whether through international treks to far flung places such as Kilimanjaro or … Continue reading “Four Questions with…Calum”

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Five reasons you should consider teaching abroad after graduation

Guest Blogger: LeAnna Porter, English First ‘Just graduated and still unsure what direction you’d like your career to move in? Teaching English overseas could be a great option that opens a world of possibilities! In this blog, LeAnna Porter from English First (an industry leader in language learning and teaching) summaries the five main reasons … Continue reading “Five reasons you should consider teaching abroad after graduation”

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Four things I learnt by choosing the wrong career after graduation

University of Birmingham Graduate and Communications Officer at Careers Network, Abbie Wilson, provides an insight into what it’s like to change career direction.   I spent my undergraduate ensuring that I got relevant work experience, engaged with employer events and explored various career paths to make sure I ended up in the right career post-graduation … Continue reading “Four things I learnt by choosing the wrong career after graduation”

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