Three questions on careers

Our alumni answer three simple questions

Nick Wood

BA (Hons) International Relations & French
"Submit more job applications than you’d like to. Become familiar with job-hunting as an art rather than a science: find the job sites and sources which work for you; search existing roles until you start to corroborate your searching by finding the same jobs on different sites – that way you know that you’re not missing out too much."

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James Bennett

BA Philosophy
"I think there are two broad categories where having studied philosophy has informed my career decisions: working with ideas and working with people."

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Ben Chester Cheong

LLB Law
"The legal skills, the research methodology and the independent learning skills which I acquired at Exeter in the process of completing my dissertation prepared me tremendously for the LL.M. at Cambridge."

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Stephanie Notice

LLB Law
“Be assured that you have graduated from an amazing University with a strong degree, which makes you an attractive candidate. If you are proactive and resilient you will achieve what you set out to do.”

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Hugh Pickering

BA Anthropology
"It’s a bit of a student cliche but nothing prepares you for the working world quite like having to produce decent work in a short space of time."

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Erika Szasz

MA International Relations
"At Exeter I always felt encouraged to develop my research, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills while also accentuating the importance of networking."

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Craig Browne

BA Arabic and Middle East Studies
"I was able to get better and better opportunities because of the experiences I had built up at Exeter."

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Tom Windsor

LLB Law
"Studying Law at Exeter provided the basis, in terms of skills and knowledge, from which I built my career plans. I threw myself in to mooting in my first year and really enjoyed developing the eye for detail needed to properly prepare for a hearing followed by the thrill of oral argument on my feet."

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