Career Matters

25 March 2020

Your Weekly Update from the Careers Centre

Key Sections:

  • How we're here to help: Appointments, resources and more!

  • Internships galore: World Health Organisation and The International Criminal Court

  • Saint Connect: Who's live this week?

  • Top tips for the first day of your internship

  • Resource of the week: Interview Simulator


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How we're here to help: Appointments, resources and more!

In response to the evolving developments surrounding Coronavirus the Careers Centre building will be closed until further notice - however, we are still here to support you through all things careers!

  • Daily appointments are available with our highly qualified advisers. Our 15-minute Careers Appointments are bookable from 9:30 am every weekday, online, on CareerConnect. For current students or staff members we will be using Microsoft Teams to host these appointments.

  • Alternatively, submit your questions to us through online advice on CareerConnect. These will be passed on to an adviser, who will get back to you as soon as possible, within 5 working days.

  • Our website is full of fantastic information and resources to help you: from CV guides, to our Careers A-Z of sector specific information. We subscribe to a range of useful sites and software to help you find opportunities, practice psychometric tests and more!

  • Use CareerConnect to search for vacancies and upcoming events. We update this on a daily basis so check regularly!


Internships galore: World Health Organisation and The International Criminal Court

World Health Organisation:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations, responsible for international public health. With it's headquarters in Geneva Switzerland, and over 150 offices worldwide, the WHO is a world leading advocate for universal healthcare, monitor of public health risks, coordinator of responses to health emergencies, and promoter of human health and well being.

There are currently 9 internship opportunities across multiple departments within the WHO:

  • Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health
  • Information Management and Technology
  • Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
  • Health Systems, Governance and Finance
  • And many more!

Closing dates in March and April!

The International Criminal Court:

​The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community. Interning with the ICC is an opportunity to learn about the working environment of the ICC, and to put knowledge and experience gained into practice, under the supervision of working professionals.

There are several internship opportunities currently available, working across a range of departments:

  • Trust Fund for Victims
  • Legal Office
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Investigation Teams and Analysis
  • And many more!

Closing dates vary - The earliest being THIS FRIDAY, for an internship in the Office of the Prosecutor


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Saint Connect: Who's live this week?

We have alumni LIVE on Saint Connect from a variety of sectors and organisations, including:

  • Mercy Corps
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • EY
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • NHS
  • The British Embassy

Saint Connect is your exclusive networking site, to reach out to alumni and graduates who are willing and able to help you move forward with your career. Whether you're looking for connections in a specific sector, or are simply keen to find out more about the career paths out there, get in touch with our alumni to start a conversation!


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Top tips for the first day of your internship

Target Jobs have fantastic advice articles relating to different aspects of careers and the world of work - read the full article here!

Good preparation and understanding a few workplace basics will help you make a great impression from day one of your internship or placement.

Before you start...

  • Make sure you know precisely where you will be based and where you need to report to on your first day.
  • Arrange accommodation if necessary. Your employer may be able to make suggestions. If you’re staying in a university area outside term-time, you might be able to rent a room in halls or find a short-term let while a student is away.
  • Check whether there is anything you need to bring – for example, should you supply your own lab coat?

In the workplace...

  • Check the communications policies, especially regarding contact with people outside the company; for example, how to answer emails or the phone.
  • If invited to attend meetings with colleagues or clients, clarify beforehand whether your input would be welcome or if you are expected to sit and observe.
  • Double-check that you understand the hours you are expected to work, for example if you need to take your lunch break at a particular time.


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Resource of the week: Interview Simulator

The Careers Centre subscribes to a range of great online resources, so that you don't have to!

Interviews can be very stressful and scary, especially if you don't know what to expect. Our interview simulator allows you to record and playback your interviews - choosing from a large database of common questions to shape your interview. This platform also has video clips and feedback from employers and recruiters, giving you handy tips about how to tackle the most difficult questions.

When it comes to interviews, you can never be too prepared. That's why we have a dedicated page on our website for you to check out!


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