By Olivia Hanna With the start of my final semester my mind has turned both to maintaining my good grades and to life after final exams. At the end of May, I, and my fellow classmates, will be going from undergrads to unemployed: a prospect I don’t think anyone is taking lightly. On 29 January I had a few hours in between lectures so I wandered down the Bailey Allen … [Read more...] about Opinion: I studied arts, now what?
By Rachel Garvey As students, we are well accustomed to our mothers going on about earning money to invest in the future. Yes mother, I’m aware by now, thanks for the daily reminders. There are some jobs we will always remember, and we gain knowledge of the new skills we learned from them, but the jobs that we don’t want to remember are ones that we must learn from. To … [Read more...] about Opinion: When should you quit your job?
By Anne Rieger Germany is the country of bureaucracy and taxes. Or so I thought. Let me tell you the story of how I tried to get a part-time student job in Ireland as a non-citizen. After weeks and weeks of applying for what feels like a thousand different openings, I finally got a trial. I was so good (or I would like to think so, they probably didn’t even care that much) … [Read more...] about Erasmus diaries: Working woes
By Julia Tereno When I was taking my undergrad course, I used to picture myself in the future as a sophisticated adult; a professional woman walking around in high heels, living in a nice apartment in the city and with a steady job. In my head, the switch to adulthood would suddenly turn itself on, and grown up life would begin, just like that. I didn’t even think what … [Read more...] about The final year career crisis is real, but you are not alone
Founded in 2002, LinkedIn is a business and employment orientated social networking system that is owned by Microsoft. With over a quarter of a billion users, it has come to light that the fastest growing demographic on the site is now students. A solid resume just isn’t enough anymore and so over 30 million students have now created their own LinkedIn profile to create a … [Read more...] about LinkedIn 101: the student guide