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An internship without leaving home

The internship at Nubis Aviation Training has developed my business, digital marketing and written skills. It has been great to work and collaborate with a small team and take on responsibility for developing an area of the company,” says OU student Lily Beach, Online Marketing and Public Relations Intern. Lily’s experience shows how you can […]

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How Josh got CV-boosting professional experience in just 2 weeks

Josh Brown describes the skills he developed during his two-week internship with Insight for Good: “A lot of the skills that we use are researching skills, which are something that you learn doing social sciences, […] and then [Insight for Good] brought slightly more market research-oriented ideas like how you distil that research into insights […]

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How OU graduate Doug returned to work and contributed to public policy

[The Santander internship] not only provided Doug with an experience to help his career, but … will hopefully inform Government policy.” – Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust After graduating from the OU with a degree in Environmental Science Doug Smith applied for a Santander internship where he used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping to do important environmental […]

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Teaching – fuelling future brains

What teaching could mean to you 18% of OU students go into education making teaching a popular choice for OU graduates. Have you thought about what it could mean to teach? The satisfaction of being able to mould the youth of today into the experts of tomorrow is just one of the benefits of teaching. We can […]

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Standing with Pride: Could this month be a turning point in your career?

The OU is extremely proud of its role in promoting and driving inclusivity and diversity and our logo is sporting Pride rainbow colours this June to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Here at Careers and Employability Services we’ve got OU Careers Consultant Cathy, our expert in equality and diversity, to give us […]

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How Amy started work as a scientist

It’s International Women and Girls in Science day on 11 February, so here’s a story about how we helped Amy, an Environmental Sciences student, get work experience. Amy was disillusioned after 15 years working as a chef, and so she embarked on OU study to change her life. Watch Amy tell her story in the […]

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Where will teaching take you? New UK and Ireland guides

With both life and study experience OU graduates have potential to make great teachers. It’s no surprise then that 18% of OU students go into jobs and training in Education (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). We have five new guides that will take you through the process from first decision to applying for teacher […]

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5 top tips from public sector employers

Our brand new top tips come directly from employers who we interviewed last summer during the insight days for OU students we hosted. You can find all the tips on the resources tab of OpportunityHub, but here are our top 5: 1. Show your passion Make your application stand out by showing an interest in […]

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How Alexander got the job with “no experience”

Get your foot in the door “Careers and Employability Services boosted my confidence. I was particularly demoralised by the fact I was being turned away from legal work experience due to having no experience in the first place. This is a barrier that many job seekers struggle with and it is incredibly frustrating. I thought […]

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Teaching as a career forum

Because we know that teaching is one of the most popular career choices for OU students, and as applications for Initial Teacher Training are now open across the UK for 2019, we have created an extended Teaching Forum from 12th November to 14th December to provide a space for you to ask questions to our Career Consultants […]

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