5 Lessons I Learned as a Research Assistant

When I handed in my final university essay, I thought my days of journal reading were over… little did I know I’d be invited to join a team at a political research institution over the summer! Whilst most of my work experience has been in management consulting and (recently) technology, I’m always keen to explore new areas. Here’s what I learned by volunteering in a … Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Research Assistant

10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni

With its fast-paced learning environment and its consultants cracking some of industry’s biggest challenges, it’s clear why consulting is a popular career destination amongst university students. However, it’s also notoriously hard to get into and competition is fierce. This week, an incoming first-year on my UCL undergraduate degree reached out to me via LinkedIn to ask: Can you give me some tips to get into … Continue reading 10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni

Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

After a great response to my article about my first coding lesson, I thought I’d do a follow-up article to show you what kinds of things you could learn to do with Python, or achieve by the end of a course with Code First: Girls. Designing our project I partnered up with my classmate Michelle to develop what we’d learned about .cvs files (comma separated … Continue reading Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

No matter what your interview is for, there is only one question that I can nearly guarantee your interviewer will ask you: “So, do you have any questions for us?” Nearly all interviews will end with an opportunity to ask your potential employer a question or two. It’s a great opportunity to learn and can also be a chance to demonstrate your interest and proactivity. … Continue reading 25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top Tips!

Thank you for the great response to last week’s CV Clinic! I received over 20 CVs, the majority of which were from female undergrads outside my network, and was delighted with the response from participants. Participant Feedback: The process was very simple and I am so thankful that you got back to me so quickly! It was definitely very useful – I will be revising … Continue reading HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top Tips!

Her Business Now: Free CV Review (NOW CLOSED)

This opportunity has now closed. Thank you for all of the positive engagement and feedback will be posted shortly! Are you an undergraduate student working on your CV for that ideal grad job or internship? Not sure how to improve and need a bit of advice? This weekend, here at Her Business Now we are hosting a FREE CV review weekend to help you secure … Continue reading Her Business Now: Free CV Review (NOW CLOSED)

5 Mistakes I Made on My Internship

As the summer draws to a close, thousands of students across the country are rolling off summer internships. Inevitably, that means nearly every third Linkedin post is a success story about the awesome things that undergrads have achieved this summer! Social media is very much a highlights reel, and for young women to succeed in male-dominated industries, we need to normalise the day-to-day learning experience … Continue reading 5 Mistakes I Made on My Internship

5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport

If you’re based in the UK, you’re probably aware of the phenomenon that is Love Island (if not: in a matter of weeks on national TV, attractive young people go from complete strangers to proclamations of undying love). Twitter and memes aside, this got me thinking about how our social relationships are built in such a short space of time. How humans associate with each … Continue reading 5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport

How to Fake It Til You Make It

It seems to be the time of year that a never-ending source of confidence would be really useful. The responses to applications are rolling in, grad schemes are every 2 meters, university society AGMs are electing their future committees… whatever stage you’re at, everyone is facing their own challenges! Rightly or wrongly, to be successful in most of these scenarios, you need to project a sense of confidence, … Continue reading How to Fake It Til You Make It

Don’t Know What Career to Choose? Try This Unusual Advice

“Could you just help me out with, you know, what to do with my life?” As a penultimate year university student, this was a genuine question my friend asked me over lunch last week. In fact, with most of my social circle nearing graduation, the theme of how to even begin choosing a career came up numerous times throughout the Christmas break. For one, I get … Continue reading Don’t Know What Career to Choose? Try This Unusual Advice