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No matter what your chosen field of study is, as a graduate student you should ensure that you stay abreast of any changes in your industry. One great way to draw on all of those resources is to join a professional association.

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The social media platform that will play the most significant role in your professional life is LinkedIn. Now, while over half of recent graduates have a LinkedIn profile, most fail to use it correctly and, consequently, fail to take advantage of the vast benefits it offers - this is a potentially costly mistake.

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Acquiring a mentor, or maybe even several mentors, throughout your career has many benefits. They help you avoid mistakes, provide a sounding board for your ideas and concerns, and generally help you advance in your chosen career a lot faster. 

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2020 Reflections

Posted in Internships,
22 Dec 2020
, by Owen Firth

Well what a crazy year for universities, employability professionals and students alike! Whilst it is a year most of us would like to forget, I think it is worth taking a moment to reflect and consider what we have learned.

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Many of us connect with new people daily, yet the term 'networking' can deter us. Try and find a new spin on networking - by having this attitude and mindset - can lead to building solid working relationships. 

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If you are considering signing up for Readygrad’s remote internship program, you may wonder what your average day will be like. This is especially true when it comes to remote internships, which, being new, many graduates have no idea how this might look like compared to a traditional internship placement.

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With all the sweeping changes to the entire world’s economy in 2020, graduates hoping to gain valuable experience with a company are starting to realise their best chance is through a remote internship. However, some students still wonder whether a remote internship looks as good on their resume as an in-person one, and ultimately, if it’s worth undertaking one.

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