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Returning home – Tips for Online Networking and connecting with your University’s Alumni

Returning home – Tips for Online Networking and connecting with your University’s Alumni June 2020   Why is networking important?  Networking is often cited as the most effective way to find a job and can be extremely useful in supporting your future career by providing connections within an industry of interest and building on-going conversations.  Some of the […]

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A Midlands International Group Guide to Considering your Post Study Work Options 

A Midlands International Group Guide to Considering your Options  Written by Morgan Gore, Graduate Recruitment Consultant at Coventry University   Overview   The UK has proven itself to be a popular place for international students to study for a degree. As it stands 485,000 international students are currently studying in the UK, with the UK Government pledging to increase these numbers to […]

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Returning home: employability tips for international students

International students at universities in the UK have a range of career options when they finish. Many will be interested in the possibility of working in the UK orinternationally and the idea of further study, in the UK or in another country will be attractive. Most international students will return home, however,and here are a […]

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What to do if a UK company you’re interested in doesn’t sponsor visas

For students starting undergraduate degree courses (or higher-level courses) at approved universities from September 2020 there will be a two year post-study work visa option. For those who have started their courses before this point, while looking for a permanent job in the UK after your studies you may see a job vacancy that really […]

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What can you offer to employers back home?

You’ve studied and worked hard during your time in the UK and now, having graduated, it’s time to return home and begin your career journey.  What has your time in the UK given you that help you to stand out to potential employers? We asked for views from across the Midlands International Group. Here’s what […]

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Top tips for establishing your own business within the UK and for securing Tier 1 sponsorship?

What are your top tips for helping international students to establish their own business within the UK and to secure Tier 1 sponsorship?  Establishing your own business is an exciting challenge that many students entertain.  This generation of graduates are considered more entrepreneurial.  We asked a number of staff in different universities who support international students, what […]

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The experts’ advice – home to get a job in your home country

Members of the Midlands International Group were asked what was the best advice they would give to international students looking for a job in their home country. These are their responses: My advice would be research recruitment agencies and university alumni associations in your home country before you leave, make contact with them and stay […]

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The experts’ advice – finding a job in the UK

The expert’s advice – finding a job in the UK Members of the Midlands International Group were asked what was the best advice they would give to international students looking for a job in the UK. These  are their responses: Be prepared to take up a range of positions and opportunities that quickly show your […]

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What to do with the last 4 months of your visa

What to do with the last 4 months of your visa After graduation, you may have some time left in the UK before your visa expires. If you are wondering how to best use this time, consider developing your career capital. Career capital is anything that puts you in a better position in your career, […]