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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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3 Things You’ll Experience At A New Job & How To Deal With Them

This article was originally created for The Odyssey Online and has been published here with the author’s permission. Starting a new job is tough, no matter what role it is. You’ve got a new boss, you’re meeting new people, you’re doing new things, making mistakes, and all of these are making it a lot harder to relax and are making your new work that extra bit tiring. Have no fear: this is all normal, even though it admittedly does kinda suck. While making mistakes is inevitab

Hertfordshire and Beyond: Working and Living in Czech Republic

Images by Amy Parry [Amy Parry | Contributing Writer] A few weeks ago Amy Parry shared her experience of becoming an intern in the Czech Republic, what it was like to work there and how she had overcome personal fears in order to teach her colleagues English. This week, Amy lets us in on what it’s like to live in another country and how she’s been getting on. APARTMENT HUNTING Before we came to the Czech Republic the plan was to stay in a hotel room for the first few weeks un

Hertfordshire and Beyond: Working in Prague

Images by Amy Parry [Amy Parry | Contributing Writer] Five months ago my boyfriend told me the most amazing news; he had been offered a six month placement in the Czech Republic to work for the third biggest information technology company in the world. I was lost for words, I felt like the proudest girlfriend in the world but there was a part of me that felt broken. He wanted me to come with him for the summer but I was unsure on what to do. Part of me wanted to play it safe

Top tips on finding an internship or placement this summer

[Taveena Atsu | Features Sub Editor] Internships and placements are the buzzword for students looking to increase their chances of getting experience in a particular field, and for getting a job after graduation. Here’s some insight into what they actually are, and how you can land one. An internship usually involves working in a particular industry for about three months or so. Typically, an internship takes place during the summer. Placements are very similar to internships

12 steps to make the most of your LinkedIn account

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] LinkedIn prides itself in being the world’s largest professional network, with over 350 million users. Whether you’re looking for a job, or to expand your network, LinkedIn can be a great place to start. These 12 steps will help you to make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd and appeal to potential employers. 1) Take a good photo The first thing people will see on your LinkedIn is the photo, and those with a photo are 11x more likel

Upcoming Career Events

[Krystyna King | Events Secretary] Effective Interviews Have an interview coming up? This workshop will help you know what to expect and how to prepare. Interviews are demanding, but use this opportunity to maximise your chances. Date: Thu 19 Mar 2015 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Also on the 23rd and 24th March but in different rooms and times Venue: N212, de Havilland Shirley Parsons Associates- Graduate and Final year opportunities An exciting opportunity for final year student

Effective Interviews

Careers, Employment and Enterprise Want a part time job while studying? A Placement or Graduate Scheme? Well UH’s Careers, Employment and Enterprise service hosted the Effective Interviews Workshop to help. Here are some important tips that will ensure success by highlighting what to expect and how to prepare: Before your interview: Preparation is key Remember the quote, ‘Fail to prepare- Prepare to fail’ Evaluate your interests, skills and qualifications- Ask yourself what c

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