The summer internship season is now in full swing and I am finding I am getting some questions from students about how to behave. I am also picking up comments from employers about examples of behaviour which are “sub optimal”. Surely it’s easy enough to get this right? Not necessarily. Here are my tips on … More How to behave on your vacation scheme or internship
When it comes to careers I’m always telling students how important it is to have a story of your own which marks you out from others, and demonstrates that you’re not just academically able, but are also rounded individuals. 2016 Law Graduate Farhana Hamid-Butt took this to heart and headed off to Singapore. Here’s her advice.
The summer is nearly here. I didn’t put a jacket on to come to work this morning and the university has that pre-exam feel – which is a much less nice mark of summer. In just a few weeks academic work will be over for the year. Fantastic. But what are you going to do with all … More What to do over the summer?
A number of students will be doing Easter internships or vacation schemes. If that’s you, you’ll probably find that you’ll be given a temporary login and expected to send emails. Simple? Well, maybe not. Are you sure that you know how to appropriately word a professional email? It is different from emailing a mate!
Students often ask me what kind of opportunities there are to work “in house” and how this might be different from work in City firms. The sad fact is that there are relatively few opportunities to get training contracts in-house (although paralegal positions definitely exist). Once you’re qualified heading off to work for a big … More A job “in-house”? Is it for you?