6 student career guides to help you with your job search

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Looking for ways to narrow down your job search? Or perhaps wondering if the company you have your eye on is a good employer? Luckily, there are lots of publications out there that tell you everything you need to know about the top graduate employers and what to expect as a new recruit into various industries. In this blog, we have compiled all these useful online publications, packed full of useful job-hunting advice, and tips available for you. 1) The JobCrowd The ultimate student guide that analyses thousands of anonymous surveys to list the top companies to work for. It … Read More

Working part-time: Costanzo Facchiano

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Full name: Costanzo FacchianoDegree title: BSc Transport Management Year of study: Second yearOrganisation name: JobShop, Aston UniversityJob title: Marketing Assistant What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? A typical day in my role begins with dressing smartly in order to best represent the JobShop. My job is focused around finding employment vacancies for Aston students online, which involves telephoning company representatives and performing due-diligence checks to ensure that the jobs on offer are of a high quality. I also greet and talk to students who visit the JobShop to find out the best way to help … Read More

Working part-time: Isabella Naziwa

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Full name: Isabella M Naziwa Degree title: BSc Business and ManagementYear of study: Second yearOrganisation name: easyHotel Job title: Front of House What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? I’m a night shift receptionist meaning that I work on my own during my shift. You may wonder what it’s like to work on your own in a hotel with 80+ rooms? I love it! We have a device which we have to wear for our safety just in case and doors are always locked at night, so I’m safe! Being a receptionist, I am the first … Read More

Working part-time: Tom Bowen

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Full name: Thomas Bowen        Degree title: Bsc FinanceYear of study: Second yearOrganisation name: Aston Students’ UnionJob title: Coffee shop supervisor What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? Opening up the shop and serving customers coffee and food. What has been the highlight of your job so far?   Working the Students’ Union Christmas dinner shift. It was a very stressful and challenging shift but very rewarding. What skills have you developed? My teamwork and communication skills have massively improved since I started working at the SU. Why did you decide to get a part-time job? I … Read More

Working part-time: Saif Widyatmoko

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Full name: Saif WidyatmokoDegree title: International Business and ManagementYear of graduation: 2020Organisation name: Aston University Careers+Placements TeamJob title: Careers+Placements Associate What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? Our manager in the Careers+Placements team would send out an e-mail listing out the different jobs they had for the month and we would sign up on certain shifts through a Google Sheet document. From there we would complete whatever task was given whether it was creating a blog for the C+P website or turn up at a placement workshop to talk to second year students. Once our tasks … Read More

Working part-time: Lili Szabados

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Full name: Lili SzabadosDegree title: BSc Hons Business and International RelationsYear of graduation: 2022Organisation name: Deloitte UK Job title: Deloitte Campus Ambassador What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? I did not really have a typical working day as the role was extremely varied. As a Campus Ambassador, it was my responsibility to represent Deloitte during on-campus events such as Deloitte events and career fairs, while also reaching students via social media. Also, I was expected to reach students by holding lecture shout-outs. Lecturers at Aston University were extremely supportive and sometimes they offered more than … Read More

My placement experience: Romina Javandel

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Full name: Romina JavandelDegree title: Accounting for Management Organisation name:  The JobShop (part of Careers+Placements) at Aston University Location of your placement: Birmingham Placement job title: Marketing and Communication Assistant What does a typical day on your placement look like? A typical day may include assisting the JobShop team with supporting students through their opportunity search, applications, and recruitment stages to encourage and increase engagement in early work experience opportunities. Also to update management information on Aston Futures (where is the Careers+Placements online jobs portal) and the JobShop Customer Relationship Management database. I have also supported and coordinated the Volunteering … Read More

Working part-time: Paula Adodo

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Full name: Paula Adodo Degree title: Medicine Year of study: Second year Organisation name: Aston Medical School (AMS) Job title: Mentor and Ambassador What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? When I am working on a Saturday, I start my shift at 8am most times and end at 5pm. I really enjoy the job because it involves communicating with students during interviews for upcoming medical students and getting to help with the organisation of the event. I mostly work during weekends for my ambassador role. Furthermore, my mentoring job at AMS is often on Wednesday, because … Read More

Working part-time: Roena Robinson

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Full name: Roena Robinson Degree title: BSc International Business and Management Year of graduation: 2020 Organisation name: Cleone Foods Job title: Sales and Marketing Administrator What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? Get into work by 8am, turn telephones on day service so all calls are now directed to our main switchboard. Respond to queries from supply chain, customers and stakeholders via email and telephone calls. Manage and update our social media platforms with any relevant posts or promotion information for the public. Create and run reports and schedule them as requested, then analyse and present findings … Read More

Working part-time: Ivan Gerov

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Full name: Ivan Danielov GerovDegree title: BSc Psychology and SociologyYear of graduation: 2020Organisation name: Conigital LtdJob title: Python Developer What does a typical day in your part-time job look like? As this is a Software Developer job, the day typically starts with a daily meeting where the team discusses ongoing and future projects, and everyone shares what they are up to. Then I normally have my morning coffee and I proceed with researching a task I am currently working on or I have meetings with team members, or I simply code. Sometime midday I have my lunch break. Afterwards, I … Read More