Reinvigorating your postgraduate application
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Last week I joined our MiM2015s in a seminar run by our Careers Team about reinvigorating your job search. This session included discussion around how students can tailor their job search, finding roles which match with their interests and skills, and how to put themselves forward as the best individuals for the job. During the session, we also had the chance to hear from a panel of MiM alumni who shared what their job search journeys looked when they were students on the MiM.
As I sat in the lecture theatre taking in the helpful tips and advice, I started to ask myself: is the journey to a job much different to the journey to postgraduate studies? I found there are some similarities in considerations to take regardless of whether you’re applying for a place in the MiM or a spot in a graduate scheme at a multinational company:
Be sure: is this the right decision for you? We’ve spoken before in this blog about the importance of conducting your research and due diligence prior to applying. You’ll be making both time and financial commitments in pursuing your graduate studies. You need to be sure you’ll be doing so in the place that’s the best fit for you and will allow you to achieve your goals. Both admissions teams and recruiters will be able to see, through your application essays or personal statements and eventually interview, whether you feel the school or company you’re applying to is your number one priority. If not, they may ask themselves why you are applying for something you’re only 50% sure about, and why should they care if you don’t seem to? So make sure you do your research to ensure this is the right decision for you, and in doing so:
January 16, 2015