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Inspiring the next generation of women in tech.

The impact of technological innovation on our social, political, and economic world is endless. Yet only 5% of leadership positions in technology are held by women. On Wednesday 5 February 2020, I had the pleasure of attending a Women in Tech panel held by the Durham University Women in Business society in collaboration with DUWomen…

10 Famous UCLA Alumni That Have Shaped the Music Industry

The epicenter of popular music creation and business lies in the forces from the city. New York, L.A. and London all make a consistent impact on the music industry as we currently know it. But the sphere of musical possibilities in L.A. specifically, opens up even further when we acknowledge Hollywood’s mainstream film production. Therefore,…

Boost your job prospects or do what you love? How to...

For many students, working out what to study at university is guided by whether they want a route directly to a job, or to keep their options open. But sometimes it’s not easy to decide between the two. This was Morgan McArthur’s experience. She’s now a 21-year-old languages student at the University of Sheffield –…

How to land a job protecting the planet: do the groundwork

With concerns about the climate crisis becoming more urgent, many are predicting major growth in jobs that involve protecting our environment. But with more graduates wanting those roles, it’s a really competitive sector. In fact, a single job in sustainability can attract as many as 200 applications, according to Shannon Houde, a sustainability careers adviser.…

Scientistt.net, the new social networking site founded in Durham

One coincidental meeting with a stranger means I’ll be graduating from university with far more than just a degree; we’ve created a global platform for students. Durham University is a unique environment, merging people with a huge array of backgrounds, experiences, and attitudes into one small city in the North East. What does this mean?…

I started a sustainable business in lockdown – Will COVID-19 end...

One click. It’s as simple as that. One click and we contribute to an industry that is responsible for 10% of the annual global carbon dioxide emissions, 14-16 hour days for exploited workers and six bathtubs worth of water just to make one cotton t-shirt.  I’m not blaming the consumer here, we are sucked into…

UK students: what impact is coronavirus having on your chosen career?

Are you an undergraduate whose chosen career is in jeopardy in a post-coronavirus world - or do you have concerns that the profession you’re working towards is now potentially more risky?  We’re keen to talk to those about to graduate – or who have just applied to start courses – in the performing arts, travel…

“What will you do after your PhD?”

This well-intended question is a persistent source of anxiety for PhD students (myself included). You can feel subjected to a disproportionate level of career-related questioning. The end of a PhD can feel like an ominous T-junction: do you take the academic route, or the non-academic route? I’ve found this binary approach difficult to shake, but…

Visiting Switzerland and Germany from home

As part of my MSc in Islamic Finance, I signed up for a study trip to Frankfurt. Throughout the academic year, I got more and more excited about going to Frankfurt and combining this with a trip to my family in Stuttgart, but then COVID-19 happened. I ended up traveling to Stuttgart earlier than expected…

10 Sports-Related Experiences for UF Students to Add to Their Resumes

If it’s your dream to work in sports, you are likely at the point in your college career where you want to gain experience–especially from one of the top athletic schools in the nation. However, getting a job within the sports industry can be difficult without having a full resume. So, how do you do…

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