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Graduate news and views on student life

Check out our tips about making the most of university, graduate careers and job hunting.

You’ll also find news about events such as the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition and TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

Six things I'm tired of hearing about job hunting

As a graduate looking for jobs, I’ve learned that the advice people give about job hunting tends to revolve around vague, meaningless and clichéd turns of... (view)

Posted 22 August 2019.

Disneyland for nerds: seven things I learned about Oxford as a student

Matthew Arnold once dubbed Oxford the ‘city of dreaming spires’, an appropriate epithet given the ornate architecture that dominates the city’s skyline. From... (view)

Posted 19 August 2019.

Eight ways to spend your long university summers (and get a job at the end)

Whether you’ve just graduated or are gearing up for another year at university, you’ve still got a month or so of summer to go. It’s easy to get carried away... (view)

Posted 14 August 2019.

Cindies, Curry King and kitsch: what I learned about Cambridge from studying there

Cambridge is the home of the country's second-oldest university, many examples of the UK's most stunning architecture, and at least three Pret A Mangers.... (view)

Posted 8 August 2019.

Eight career lessons from Love Island

It’s official: Love Island has once again captured the hearts, minds and social media of the British public. Whether you’re a loud and proud fan, it’s your... (view)

Posted 25 July 2019.

Competition! Tell us your job hunting stories

Students – share your stories and win a £20 Amazon voucher! We’d love to hear your best anecdotes about job hunting, career aspirations, work experience... you... (view)

Posted 25 April 2019.

Women in Engineering Insight Day takes place in Desford

Our friends at Caterpillar were keen to tell us about their latest Women in Engineering Insight Day. This is what they had to say… The Caterpillar site in... (view)

Posted 7 March 2019.

Hannah Houston

I was lucky enough to attend the TARGETjobs Future Female Engineers event in March2018. I had heard about this event through my university and I was keen to... (view)

Posted 13 December 2018.

Top 5 law firms for informal training and mentoring

Training courses and lectures can only take you so far. The kind of mentoring and informal support that trainee solicitors receive early in their law careers... (view)

Posted 14 August 2018.

Top 5 law firms for formal training

Which law firms offer the highest standards of training, in the eyes of their graduate recruits? The training provided can vary across a broad range of skills... (view)

Posted 9 August 2018.