Six Jobs Where You Don’t Need to Wear a Suit

Suits, ties and starched shirts are probably some of the things that come to mind when you think about work attire. But the increasing influence of the casually dressed tech sector and the move to home working seems to be rubbing off on even the most traditional...

How to Prepare for an Interview

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. Interviews are an essential part of most job applications. Interviews will usually involve a single candidate meeting with...

What to Look for in a Remote Internship

This year millions of students are set to miss out on valuable internship experience to help them land a job upon graduating. And with offices closed for 2020, many are looking to remote internships.  Fortunately, the crisis has spawned a proliferation of remote...

What It’s Like to Work for a Tech Giant

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. From long hours, to free sushi on-demand, have you ever wondered what it’d be like to work for one of the biggest...

10 Questions to Ask at the Beginning of Your Career

Remember: There’s no such thing as a stupid question. One of the biggest mistakes people make at the beginning of their careers is not asking enough questions. There are questions you have to ask yourself, like ‘why do I want this job?’ There are also questions you...

How to Be Strategic About Your Career

Planning your career or its development is a task many leave on the backburner. But, the more time you set aside for job-hunting, the quicker you’ll find that dream job. Even if you’re busy in your current role, set aside time to strategize your career today and...

How to Get Into Product Management

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. Product managers are some of the best paid people in Silicon Valley. And successful product managers come from a range of...

Why You Shouldn’t Write off a Career in Marketing

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. Would you like a career with plenty of opportunities across a range of industries?  People can be snobby about marketing....

What It’s Really Like to Be a Product Manager

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications, to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. Product managers are some of the best paid people in Silicon Valley, but what do they do exactly? Exact salaries depend...

Remote Biomedical Engineering Internship

Shane is studying biomedical engeering at Duke University. He completed a biomedical engineering internship remotely as part of  Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. I love engineering and learning how to design devices is something I’m really interested in....

How to Score a Job with a Tech Giant

At Start Me Up, we offer advice everything from nailing job interviews and applications to upskilling, as part of our Career Kickstarter Program. Here are our top tips for getting a job at a tech giant. Don’t apply for your ideal job straight off the bat While you...

7 Ways to Future Proof Your Career

This article is based on “How to Future Proof Your Career”, a training by Lavinia Losub, Managing Partner of Livit. Are you worried about your career prospects due to the global pandemic? Here, we share seven ways to help future proof your career. Here at...

It’s Never Too Late to Start a Career in UX

Experienced professional Tony-Laura wanted to learn new skills and try out a different career. We caught up with her to find out how she got on with her one month on the Remote Internship Program. We first spoke to Tony-Laura when she was holed up near a tropical...
A Day in the Life of a UX Intern

A Day in the Life of a UX Intern

Elie Anne is from Quebec in Canada, she studied Graphic Design as a Bachelor degree and then did a Masters in UX design. She completed a UX Internship as part of  Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. Why did you decide to join Start Me Up? “After my Masters,...
Sustainable Fashion Internship

Sustainable Fashion Internship

Carolina just graduated with a Masters in Oceanography from Southampton University. She completed a Fashion Internship as part of  Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. Why did you decide to do a Start Me Up internship? “I thought I wanted to do something...
My Renewable Energy Internship

My Renewable Energy Internship

Kitty studied Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Sussex and completed a Renewable Energy Internship as part of  Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. Why did you decide to join Start Me Up? “I decided to join Start Me Up because it...
One Month Social Enterprise Internship

One Month Social Enterprise Internship

Emet Zeit recently graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a technology management certificate. He spent one month working on a social enterprise as part of Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. Why did...
From Corporate Internship to Start Me Up

From Corporate Internship to Start Me Up

Ashna Jalan is studying cognitive science and artificial intelligence at the University of Toronto. She spent one month on Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program.  Why did you decide to do Start Me Up? “I worked in a corporation last summer. So this time...
One Week Into a Data Analytics Internship

One Week Into a Data Analytics Internship

Suma Kanuri is majoring in data science and international studies at the University of Michigan. She’s spending one month on a Data Analytics Internship as part of  Start Me Up’s Remote Internship Program. I’ve been interning remotely for a company with operations in...
Why Take a Gap Year After High School

Why Take a Gap Year After High School

Rhiannon Osborne Tonner is in her final year of UCL studying Natural Sciences. She interned on a month long Start Me Up UX Internship. Has anyone ever told you that University days are the best days of your life? I’m confident they’ve never taken a year out.  Taking a...
The Value of Mentors on the Start Me Up Program

The Value of Mentors on the Start Me Up Program

Chicagoan Kai Cromwell loved surfing and already had his own idea for a surf brand, KeAloha Threads, which makes causal wear from recycled plastic. He spent his Startup Internship in Bali learning more about sales, marketing and advertising so he could develop and...
Learning Web Design and UX in Bali

Learning Web Design and UX in Bali

Tayla Christensen worked on a web development and UX project, as part of  Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program, for a Bali-based social enterprise.  Tayla was looking for a way to get some more experience of the startup world while she traveled around South East...
Beyond the Traditional Internship

Beyond the Traditional Internship

Emily Healy is studying computer science and business at the University of Virginia. She spent one month working on a Software Engineering Internship as part of Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali. I did the Start Me Up internship because I wanted to do...
Interning for a Travel Startup in Australia

Interning for a Travel Startup in Australia

Kat Rathe spent two months on Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Queensland, Australia.  My internship through Start Me Up was incredible. The program coordinator was hospitable, friendly, and in tune with what we wanted to experience in the startup...
Startups, UX and Data Analytics in Bali

Startups, UX and Data Analytics in Bali

Emma Balant, an Economic student from the UK spent one month working for an E-commerce business, looking at UX and data analytics  as part of  Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali. Working for a startup allowed me to get involved within all aspects of the...
Building an IoT App in Bali

Building an IoT App in Bali

Joël Ngana is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at the University of Southampton in the UK. He completed a Software Engineering Internship for an IoT startup as part of Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali.  I’m currently working on an app called...
6 Bad Reasons to Choose a Grad Program

6 Bad Reasons to Choose a Grad Program

People often choose careers on the flimsiest basis. Because their Dad was one. Because they like the idea of wearing a suit or a wig. Or because they can’t think of anything else. So how do you know if you are picking a career for the wrong reasons? Choosing a...
Four Books I Wish I’d Read at University

Four Books I Wish I’d Read at University

As a student I spent too long reading really old books. And while I credit the 17th century French philosophy with helping me question everything, it wasn’t that helpful when it came to making early career and life choices. So here are several books I wish I’d had the...
Career Inspiration for Historians

Career Inspiration for Historians

If there is one question that historians are probably bored of, it’s relatives asking: “What are you are going to do with a history degree, be a historian?” Helpful. Maybe you already know. Maybe you’ve already got your line about having a gap...
How to Get a Job in Startups

How to Get a Job in Startups

When I was at university, many of my contemporaries told me they planned to one day get into startups. “I’ll do a corporate job for a while and learn how the business world works and then I will be able to do anything.” Which all sounds sensible, but...
What You Can Do with a PPE Degree

What You Can Do with a PPE Degree

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), otherwise known as the blagger’s degree. Or is it? In the UK, students have traditionally majored in one subject. When I finished PPE, I felt like I’d spent three years not really mastering anything – except...
How to Write a Winning Motivation Letter

How to Write a Winning Motivation Letter

You may have the grades and the experience. But do you ever wonder why you didn’t make the cut? Sometimes motivation letters are what really sets you apart from other candidates; both for work and a university application. That’s why we at Start Me Up highly emphasize...
How to Start a Business After University

How to Start a Business After University

“Talk with more experienced entrepreneurs and be proactive. Go to meetups and don’t be afraid to talk about and test your ideas.” Benjamin Touboul, Founder NUSApack As a child, Benjamin had a plan. He would be an inventor. So he was disappointed to discover there were...
How I Ended up Building an App in Bali

How I Ended up Building an App in Bali

Abby Mitchell is studying a BASc: Arts and Sciences at UCL in the UK. She spent one month in Bali on Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program.  I had my doubts about paying to do an internship, but I figured it was not really much more expensive than just going...
10 Career-Boosting Podcasts

10 Career-Boosting Podcasts

Get more insights while you’re walking, traveling or at the gym by checking out one or all of these podcasts. From startups and entrepreneurship to harnessing your creativity, here are some horizon-expanding podcasts. The Pitch A show where real entrepreneurs...
How to Get Started as a Freelancer at Uni

How to Get Started as a Freelancer at Uni

If you’re interested in pursuing a portfolio career, you’re almost certainly going to have to learn about freelancing. Freelancers often work from anywhere and work flexibly on different projects, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than...
In Defense of Early Career Risks

In Defense of Early Career Risks

“Taking risks worked out well for me. When you’re young you can take bigger risks career-wise. As you get older, it gets trickier.” 25-year old Arnas Goldberg didn’t take a conventional route. So it’s little surprise that he doesn’t do a conventional job. After...
Career Advice For Polymaths

Career Advice For Polymaths

“Find a thing you like and do it. Figure out what people have paid you for in the past and where that intersects with what you like. Make a list of those things and pick one that speaks to you.” Michael Burns is a professional writer, copywriter, storyteller, and...
Why Historians Make Good Programmers

Why Historians Make Good Programmers

Think you have to study computer science to a decent programmer? Think again. Check out Start Me Up’s Coding Bootcamp and Software Engineering Internships. Jenny Ho, a British software developer did a BA and a Masters in History before becoming a full-time...
Why I Went to Bali to Use My Math Skills

Why I Went to Bali to Use My Math Skills

Max is doing a Masters of Science in Astrophysics and Physical Chemistry at UCL in London. He spent one month helping develop software for a neuroscience healthtech startup in Bali as part of Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program. I was intrigued by the idea...
How to Write About Your Internship on LinkedIn

How to Write About Your Internship on LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the business networking platform with an estimated $500 million users, is a way for many people to get discovered or hired. It can also be a way to find mentors, leads or collaborators. But how do you make your profile sound amazing when your work experience...
13 Things I Learned Interning for Startups in Bali

13 Things I Learned Interning for Startups in Bali

Since arriving in Bali I’ve been on a mission to learn, create and understand as much about business while applying to my own projects (one of which is the student-focused website www.thestudentnomad.com). So I set out to teach myself what I could while gathering a...
My First 7 Days in Startups

My First 7 Days in Startups

Ryan Thorpe is getting expert mentorship for his startup idea as part of Start Me Up’s Accelerator Internship. Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thestudentnomad/ and https://www.instagram.com/ryanjohnthorpe While stuck in the library revising for...
How to Fund a Gap Year Abroad

How to Fund a Gap Year Abroad

I like to think that I’ve mastered the art of the gap year. I’ve had three in total and found ways to be completely independent without needing money from study financing or parents. My gap year habit leads most people to assume that I’m a lazy rich kid. But I assure...