How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I was very fortunate to be able to apply for a year in industry through the university-organised RESPECT scheme. Following a successful interview, I accepted an offer from Osborne (a civil engineering contractor on National Highways’ framework for delivery of major road … Continue reading “How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry”

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The RESPECT Scheme at Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Something that drew me to apply for Birmingham was the RESPECT scheme – a scheme that the university runs for students to get placements with companies for either a year placement or a summer. You send in one application form and … Continue reading “The RESPECT Scheme at Birmingham”

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Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 2)

In the last blog I talked about personal statements and university applications. This time I’ll focus more on job applications and CV writing, this is something you’ll almost definitely use at some point in the future. And trust me CVs are a tricky one to get right and not least because they have a bit … Continue reading “Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 2)”

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Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 1)

By this stage you’ll probably have realised that you’re unlikely to make it far in the university/working world without an application form, personal statement, CV or something along those lines. Personally, I find CVs and personal statements really frustrating to write. Trying to sell yourself in such a short space as well as trying to … Continue reading “Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 1)”

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