Alumni Profile: Jacob Colman, Philosophy and AI
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
2w ago
Jacob graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in Philosophy in 2021. He’s currently an Account Executive for DeepL, a leading AI translator. Jacob Colman, Account Executive for DeepL and Exeter Alumni What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?    After graduation, I moved to Dublin and worked at Facebook as an account manager. I had a brilliant one and a half years in Ireland, and it was really exciting to be part of Facebook during its rebrand into Meta. Being part of a huge company enabled me to learn a lot, however I craved the opport ..read more
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‘Career Tourism’: a solution for restless minds  
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
3w ago
Nicky Hutchinson is an Employability & Careers Consultant based at our Penryn campus. “What are you going to do when you graduate?”  That question rings in the ears of our students each holiday when they meet up with family, friends and various other inquisitive folks.  Some students will have a very clear plan for their future career path, however if you find yourself wincing at your lack of inspiration, clarity, ideas or your inability to make sense of all the possibilities you find exciting, then read on.   Embrace your inner tourist and enjoy the journey ..read more
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Alumni Profile: Rebecca Jenkins, Intelligence Services Manager, Peregrine Risk Management
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
1M ago
Rebecca graduated from the University of Exeter in 2022, in MA Conflict, Security and Development. She’s currently Intelligence Services Manager for Peregrine Risk Management. Rebecca Jenkins, Intelligence Services Manager, Peregrine Risk Management What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?    I currently work within Intelligence in the Security Risk-Management sector, where my team supports clients visiting low-extreme risk countries. Some examples, we support NGOs in warzones and natural disaster impact zones, we support media and TV within hig ..read more
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Five Golden Rules for Career Success
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
1M ago
Fiona Hartley is an Employability & Careers Consultant at the University of Exeter.  Fiona Hartley, Employability & Careers Consultant Congratulations, you’ve nearly made it to the end of the academic year, and if you’re a Finalist, Graduation is only a couple of months away.  If you don’t have a career plan yet, here’s our Five Golden Rules for Career Success (along with how to get unstuck if you’re still not sure what’s next for you). 1. Think direction, not destination.  Exploring careers is often about pursuing a line of curiosity and seeing what opportunities open u ..read more
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How I Secured An Internship At IPSA Consulting Within a Month Of Starting My MSc
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
1M ago
Hello everyone! My name is Sonali Trehon, and I’m currently pursuing an MSc in Digital Marketing at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. Let me take you on a whirlwind journey of how I landed an incredible internship at IPSA Consulting just a month into my course. Trust me, it’s been quite a ride! Sonali Trehon, current MSc Digital Marketing student at the University of Exeter Finding My Feet in Exeter Walking through the bustling paths of the University of Exeter, surrounded by the ancient dignity of its buildings and the fresh vitality of its students, I felt a surge of excitement mix ..read more
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How to use AI for job applications
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
3M ago
Nicky Hutchinson is a Employability and Careers Consultant based on our Penryn Campus. To use AI or not to use AI, that is the question… I met a student about 3 months ago who is applying for graduate schemes.  They said they were using AI to generate all their cover letters and CVs.  What an ingenious, time-saving way of creating a cover letter and CV content so that it’s tailored to a job role.  There is a ‘but’ coming and it’s massive… BUT what this student didn’t know, is that thousands upon thousands of other students are doing it too.  So as employers are receiving jo ..read more
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Student Circus: A Job Search Platform for International Students
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
3M ago
About me Hello I’m Natalie, and I’m in my final year at the University of Exeter, studying BSc Marketing and Management. Before my progression to the Business School, I was an INTO student. Natalie, BSc Marketing and Management student, and Student Circus Ambassador Like many finalists, job seeking is one of my priorities. Many International Students will need to decide if they should seek jobs in the UK or back in our home countries, and we might doubt our understanding of the UK work culture, along with the challenges of finding work in the UK. Research, and sharing information from graduate ..read more
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Graduate Profile: Abhishek Dixit, Biodiversity Project Officer, Falmouth Exeter Plus
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
4M ago
Abhishek graduated from the University of Exeter in MSc Conservation and Biodiversity, 2022. Originally from India, his current role is Biodiversity Project Officer for Falmouth Exeter Plus. Abhishek Dixit, Biodiversity Project Officer, Falmouth Exeter Plus What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?    While studying at the University of Exeter, I worked part-time as a cleaner with FX Plus (the facilities and services provider for Falmouth and Exeter universities at their Cornwall campuses). During a random conversation, in the final months of my ..read more
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My Experience on the UN Immersion Programme 2023
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
4M ago
The Global Leaders Experience is a unique opportunity to develop your intercultural skills as part of a short, outbound mobility experience. Typically a week in duration and covering themes such as sustainability, human rights and digital heritage, you will travel to a significant city or location outside of the UK and be immersed in the local environment, presented with real-world challenges and work closely with a diverse range of other students and professionals.  Delivered in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), this Global Leaders Exp ..read more
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How I turned my science degree into a creative career
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by Jenny Woolacott-Scarr
5M ago
Charlie, Exeter alumni, and big fan of creative communication. I’m Charlie, and I make PowerPoints for a living. At least, that’s what I tell people when I meet them for the first time. If you’re confused and wondering how this is a viable career, you’re not alone; my job is pretty niche! Let me explain a bit more. I work for a presentation design agency called BrightCarbon. We create clear, compelling and persuasive presentations, eLearning, infographics, and much more for a wide range of companies around the world. If you’ve ever sat through a deadly dull presentation, full of bullet points ..read more
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