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Antonia Anderson

Law LLB (Hons)

The careers advice was incredibly useful and the consultants really helped me to strengthen what I’d written to ensure that my applications stood out

Clifford Chance LLP

Graduation date: 2015

What type of careers guidance did you come in for?

As a second year Law student interested in pursuing a career in international commercial law, I was keen to secure a vacation scheme placement at a top City firm in order to gain some practical legal experience. Initially, I was unsure how to complete my applications to a high standard, but found that the workshops held by the Careers Service not only helped me to structure my CV and cover letters, but also allowed me to understand what employers are looking for.

Do you think the careers guidance or mock interview helped you with your application / interview?

The advice that I received was incredibly useful and the consultants really helped me to strengthen what I had written to ensure that my applications stood out. Following invitations to interview, I utilised the careers service by arranging mock interviews. The questions were tailored to the role that I had applied for, which allowed me to practise my answers and gain some constructive feedback on my interview technique.

What advice do you have for other students?

I highly recommend booking an appointment with a careers consultant to check your applications.The careers consultants are extremely approachable and discussing my concerns with them really put me at ease. With their help, I have been successful in filling my summer with vacation scheme placements at leading firms Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance and I am extremely grateful for their support.