Exam season may feel like the wrong time to reflect on your academic year but taking a break from revision to write down the goods and not-so-goods of the year can be therapeutic. It could even prove useful in helping you figure out what you’d like to keep or stop doing next year. I decided to divide my list into two parts. Things I wish I had done differently and the things I am really glad I did. Continue reading
Summer Internship or Year-long Placement?
The choice between a summer internship and a year-long placement is one well worth considering. The most important advice I have is that you don’t have to choose in the beginning. If it seems like something you would like to do, apply for it. If you would rather decide first, go for it. Either way, there are two main factors to consider: Continue reading
Before volunteering as a Maths Champion, I had never worked with children and was a bit nervous. It was a wonderful experience! I was a Tuesday volunteer assigned to class 5. I would share a cab (paid for by the volunteering office, in case you’re interested) to and from the school with other volunteers. We spent three hours from 9 – 12 at Deepcar St John’s CE Junior School for 7 weeks from November to December. Continue reading
In September, I got a student-announce email from the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) about taking part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge. As is with the tons of emails we get, I was only going to open and close it because I can’t stand having unread emails. However, I didn’t because it seemed interesting. To avoid talking myself out of it I quickly signed up to participate in a selection activity. At the time, I thought it would be interesting to give it a shot. The emails specified that only two teams from each selection event would become USE teams. Though the odds weren’t great, having a selection event warmed me up slowly to the idea of being part of the challenge. Continue reading
Whether you’re in your first year or already in your final year, it is not unusual to find yourself stumped when asked what you want to do after you graduate. You may be considering a few options or wondering what your options are. Either way, the Careers Service e-mentoring programme could be useful in helping you get through this process of figuring out your next steps. Continue reading
I am an international student and I missed both Orientation and Intro weeks. This may not seem so awful but I am also an introvert. The combination of these three facts would have left me without friends for at least a month if I didn’t already have a friend from college who was coming to Sheffield too. Continue reading