Launching or owning a business as we enter a recession may seem like a scary and daunting time. With the media publicising how unemployment rates are rising due to the pandemic, and businesses varying between SME and global giants shutting down or making cuts, we assume that this is a reflection of all businesses in the country.
However, some have thrived using this as an opportunity to pivot their business plans or finally finding their place within the market.
My name is Maisie, I’m an ecology graduate. After months of writing up my thesis and being entirely screen-based during lockdown, I was feeling square-eyed, fatigued and longing to get out of the house. I especially wanted to be more involved in community and people-based projects happening around the city in response to COVID-19, so I happily took a COVID-19 SME Internship working for Bristol Food Union (BFU).
Hi, I’m Rob. This year I graduated (albeit not in person!) with a MSciChemistry degree, and carried out an internship as a Business Analyst with Gapsquare through the COVID-19 SME Internship Fund.Gapsquare is a start-up in Bristol championing inclusive employer practises, pay equity and the elimination of the gender, racial and wider inequality pay gaps through the intelligent use of data.
We know that coming to the Careers Service can be a game-changing moment, even if it might feel a bit daunting at first. You may not even be sure what support we can offer to you.
We also know that the best people to tell you (and us!) about the benefits of using the Careers Service are students who have been in the same position. We caught up with Kofo, BA History graduate2020, to find out what she had to say about her experience with Careers during her degree. (more…)
As we approach five months of limited public gatherings due to the global pandemic, the meaning of ‘meeting new people’ has changed. Gone are the days of shaking hands, greeting someone has become a virtual exchange with an enthusiastic wave hello and goodbye.
Even though in-person professional events may not be taking place for some time, there are still lots of opportunities taking place. Despite first impressions, our new digital environment has opened fantastic new opportunities to meet and engage with others from all over the world. Creating that great first impression is just as important online as it is offline, so we’ve put together a list of our top tips on building your network, right from the comfort of your own home.
Luke, a thirdyear Zoology student, has written about his recent internship experience which was supported byourCOVID-19 SME Internship Fund.The aim of this fund is to support local SMEsincluding charities, social enterprises and start-up who are operating at maximum capacity as they respond to the challenges of Coronavirus, while giving students valuable and meaningful work experiences in a difficult economic climate.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a very useful skill in the workplace and is an increasingly sought-after skill by employers. But what does it mean, and how do you improve and demonstrate your emotional intelligence?
We had a look on the mycareer e-learning hub and found these top 5 articles to help you learn more.