Work experience and volunteering
Graduate employers are looking for applicants with a range of skills and experience alongside a solid academic profile. The University of Nottingham offers you lots of opportunities to get involved in activities beyond your studies. Take advantage of those opportunities and help your CV stand out from the crowd.
How work experience can benefit you, what counts and where to look for vacancies.
Volunteering may be the best way of gaining relevant experience. The options are virtually endless.
Get involved in activities on campus and in the local community.
Get ready for the international workplace
Read our Becoming a global graduate e-guide to give an international dimension to your CV and impress future employers.
The guide offers you an overview of:
why employers value graduates with a global mindset
how to develop international perspectives at University
tips to research global careers and employers
careers resources to market your experiences effectively
Nottingham Advantage Award
Students who are undertaking either paid or voluntary work are eligible to gain accreditation for their work through the Nottingham Advantage Award.