How to boost your employability at university

How to boost your employability at university

University is known for being overflowing with various societies, opportunities and events that you can get involved in, but what exactly should you be doing? Ultimately you should tailor your activities outside of lectures to what you enjoy! But if you want some advice as to what activities can be great for your CV as well, take a read below.

Committee Position on a Society

Job applications and interviews will involve competency questions of some sort, which will normally look to when you’ve worked in a team or taken on a position of responsibility. Choosing a society you enjoy to become more involved in and joining their executive committee is perfect to build up your experiences and answers to these questions. The society you choose can be course-based or hobby-based, as long as you’re passionate about the student group, what it stands for, and the events it holds then you’ll be the perfect addition to their team. Also of course the benefits aren’t purely for your CV, you will make so many friends within the society when you are on the committee. Personally, I came back from my year abroad and joined my Law Society committee. I was able to meet so many new people from different year groups and build my group of friends from the limited number of 4th years left. 

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Olivia Burn is a University of Nottingham graduate of Law with Australian Law, where she was a LexisNexis Student Associate. She hopes to secure a paralegal role while applying for future vacation schemes and training contracts.