How to prepare for the careers fair- 5 tips

The Careers Fair is a great way to meet potential employers and find out about exciting opportunities. You get to speak to various organisations offering graduate jobs, placements and internships, so it’s definitely worth attending. Obviously we all know how important these events are, but they can be really nerve wracking! One thing that can really…

My Doc/Fest experience- attending as a delegate

By Christian Hassell, BA (Hons) Film and Media Production, 3rd Year As a delegate, the world is your oyster. This year was surreal for me, as the experience is so different from volunteering. Other delegates treat you so differently (almost as colleagues), and it can be really interesting to hear other people’s projects. A lot…

How to beat the postgraduate blues

 By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year It’s the end of 3rd Year! Finally the exams and assignments are done, all the celebrations are over, and now you’re left to wonder what life after summer is going to bring. It’s a time where the unknown is your present, and you’re left with the reminder that…

9 Tips for Job Interviews

So if, like me, you’re coming to the end of your time studying at Sheffield Hallam, you’re probably starting to think about getting one of those job things. I’ve had a few job interviews recently; I wanted to share some of my experiences and tips. Let’s assume, for the purpose of this post, that you’ve…

SHU Pathways 2018

The Sheffield Hallam Pathways day is an annual event which takes place each March in the Cantor Building at Hallam. Although focused on students within the creative media industry, it’s open to students from all disciplines who are interested in working within the industry or those considering a postgraduate course. This year, Pathways took place…

Enterprising Hallam Students – Sophie Gibson

Business: The Penguin Patrol Graduated: 2013 in Graphic Design Website: https://thepenguinpatrol.co.uk/ Email: hello@thepenguinpatrol.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penguinpatrol/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenguinPatrolUK/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PenguinPatrolUK Journey The Penguin Patrol began as an Instagram account, following the adventures of Pici, a stuffed penguin toy. However, as the account began to gain followers, Sophie Gibson, director of The Penguin Patrol decided to create a penguin themed online gift…

Why I did the SHU Internship Scheme again this year

The SHU Internship Scheme is a fantastic initiative that’s been set up by the Directorate of Education and Employer Partnerships, in conjunction with the Careers and Employability Centre. It enables students to gain practical experience working within their chosen industry whilst ensuring they are paid for their time and able to afford accommodation and travel…

How you can get the most out of careers support at Hallam

For current students and recent graduates, the Sheffield Hallam University Careers Central pages are an invaluable resource. As a student at Hallam, I’ve used the vacancies page to gain crucial experience in roles both within the University and outside of it. Graduates have access to the careers pages, recruitment fairs, one-to-one advice sessions and guidance…