Top 5 reasons to work for a startup after uni

Posted by Lilli Hender on 19 February 2016


Startups are exciting and rewarding places to work but it’s worth acknowledging they’re not without their risks. When times are good they’re really good and, you guessed it, if times are bad they can be really bad.

Startup_Stock_Photos.jpgDo your research before you apply and you could well find a startup could be just the place for you.

Here's look at the great things usually on offer when you begin working life at a startup. 


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Topics: job hunting, career choice, entrepreneurship

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, CVs and applications, Getting Experience, entrepreneurship

Want to be self-employed? Your uni can help!

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on 29 October 2015

Are Careers Services doing enough to support students who want to become self-employed?  A recent survey of over 1,000 graduates highlights that although there is a clear interest in self-employment as an option after university many respondents felt there wasn’t enough provision to help new graduates start on this path.

The Careers Group colleges do support students in this area, so I looked at some of what's currently on offer.

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Topics: career choice, entrepreneurship

8 Blogs Written By Entrepreneurs Worth Checking Out

Posted by Kate Murray on 23 July 2015

Starting up a business is hard work. You don’t always have time to build up your network, attend events and find good sources for advice. Blogs can be a good source of current and relevant information, particularly those by founders writing from direct experience.

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Topics: entrepreneurship

Pop up: a good platform for a start up

Posted by Kate Murray on 23 June 2015

Pop ups are a growing launch pad for start up businesses. They are a useful, low risk way to test a business idea and there are a lot of opportunities to get involved.

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Topics: entrepreneurship

Dude, where’s my future?

Posted by AndyWalsh on 21 May 2015

Have you ever found yourself wondering what London might look like in 10 or perhaps even in 15 years time?

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Topics: job hunting, Business and Finance, career choice, entrepreneurship

Enterprise: Is it different for girls?

Posted by DeenaLamelaPanthaky on 20 March 2015

An interesting post from our enterprise colleagues

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Topics: Diversity, entrepreneurship

Why I decided to take a year out of my studies after graduation to focus on entrepreneurship

Posted by Kate Murray on 5 January 2015

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, a July 2014 Biomedical Sciences graduate from Queen Mary University of London, decided to postpone pursuing further education or going into the clinical environment in favour of developing the enterprise he’d originally started on the side of his studies. Here’s why.

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Topics: career choice, entrepreneurship

Advice for budding entrepreneurs

Posted by Kate Murray on 15 December 2014

With tough competition in the job market, more students and graduates are understandably becoming their own boss. Ben Dale, Managing Director of Modern Rugs, did just that as a graduate nine years ago and gives us his advice for any budding ecommerce entrepreneurs.

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Topics: entrepreneurship

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