Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

Are you in your penultimate year or perhaps earlier? Have you been hit with questions like this from a "well-meaning" friend or relative? There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Lots of major graduate recruiters use summer internships as a two to three month interview, and more and more interns … Continue reading Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

Employer feedback – what to expect

I recently starting rewatching my favourite noughties show “The Gilmore Girls” in preparation for the upcoming revival. There’s an episode  where young Rory Gilmore receives undeservedly  critical feedback from her boss at the end of her newspaper internship (he also happens to be her boyfriend’s dad). Watching this again, I remembered how angry  I got when … Continue reading Employer feedback – what to expect

Spoiled for choice! Dealing with multiple job offers

Some years ago, I got offered a postdoctoral research fellowship in a Department of Psychology. The position was interesting, clinical in nature and would involve country-wide travel examining stress and its causes in a particular occupation. It was to last two years. I happily accepted and then they told me: they had outgrown the two … Continue reading Spoiled for choice! Dealing with multiple job offers