” My first post on The Student Room (TSR) was a worried question in the Cambridge forum, giving my relatively unimpressive grades and asking whether or not I stood a chance of getting into Oxbridge. Nine months, hundreds of posts and one change of heart later, I received an offer from Oxford to read English.”
Tuesday 30 March
Economic gloom is failing to dampen the career ambitions of the UK’s graduate population.
According to new research from The Student Room, the UK’s leading student social networking site, graduates’ and current university students’ sense of determination is reflected in the fact that eight out of 10 (83 per cent) are convinced that they will eventually work in their preferred career, and are prepared to take several steps to get there.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Research from The Student Room reveals:
- Graduates are committed to ‘booster’ jobs to pave way to preferred career
- Graduates now expect multiple careers, changing both recruitment and retention thinking
- Undergraduates are deciding on career routes before university, meaning recruiters need to target candidates from an earlier age
- Young people’s own research and work experience is informing decisions more than recruitment ads, milkrounds or careers advisors, which recruiters need to embrace