Demi Joannides is about to enter the third year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into an offer of a training contract at top City Firm Herbert Smith Freehills. She’s also secured a place on their international vacation scheme in Singapore taking place in December. I asked her for … More How to win your training contract
This is a common question and an important one for all of us, particularly for anyone interested in entering the job market. It doesn’t matter what you think you want to do, every recruitment process is going to demand that you know what’s going on in the world. So how do you keep up?
The careers team here (and no doubt at other universities) never tires of telling you to use your summer wisely and to get involved in activities which will enhance your employability. That’s great advice to hear in May, but what if the summer has somehow passed and you didn’t do anything? Is that a problem?
It’s nearly the beginning of the academic year. I feel as if I’m under starter’s orders! Now is the time when I make my new academic year resolutions. I’m going to be more organised etc. etc. Do you make resolutions too? What if one is to do more employer networking? It’s a good idea. Here’s how … More How should you network with employers?
I’ve been looking at quite a few application forms recently. I often see talented students fail to deal with the application process in the best way. Experience which should have secured them at least an interview is not displayed and the application hits the reject pile. Here are my top tips to avoid that.
Congratulations if you’re heading off to start your law degree this autumn. I hope that you’re feeling really excited and that your whole university experience will be a blast. You’ll want to settle in and make friends and get to know your new environment, all of this is rightly top of your “to do” list. … More Studying law at University? What do you need to know?
Not all law students will go on to become professional lawyers. That’s no surprise. Law is a semi-vocational degree and nothing says that if you study law you need to become a solicitor or barrister. Law teaches you some really useful skills which should stand you in good stead in the job market, you just … More Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?