Cerian Jenkins
All views are my own and are not anything to do with my workplace, uni, family or pets.

Community Intern at 10gen London and Politics with IR student at The University of Bath. Social media and community marketing fangirl possessing a worrying addiction to tea and foxes

Believes that politics affects literally everything in life, and secretly worries that this makes her an awful bore to go drinking with.

Entries by Cerian Jenkins

The Muddiest UK Championship Yet...

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 9:07 AM


It's the muddiest, wettest, most gruelling, sapping physical challenge you could imagine. Facing the murky waters of the Terror Trench, swimming under water through the Sheep Dip and clambering through knee-deep mud to face a 10-foot high, sheer wall.

For the...

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The Existential Crisis of Extras

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 5:40 AM

It was a cold November evening when I found myself seated expectantly for Core Theatre's delightful production of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'. Staged in the Paragon area of Bath (a hidden gem in its own right) Core's production is the result of months of hard...

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A Job of Many Hats - Interning for a Startup

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 12:42 PM

Deciding to pursue a position within a start-up can be a nerve-wracking choice. Before you accept an offer, examine the positives and negatives of startup employment. With these issues in mind, you can make a sound decision - oh, and be ready to spend a lot of your time explaining...

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Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 6:00 PM

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism.

As a politics student who recently co-coordinated the launch of Peace Of...

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Preparing for a Job Interview - Insight of an Intern

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 3:44 AM

Having been chosen from potentially huge numbers of applicants, you've reached the interview stage - congratulations!

Those few days before any interview can be a nerve-wracking time, so it can be difficult to channel your time into doing anything constructive. However, preparation is the key to any interview...

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Top 5 London iPhone Apps

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Since moving to London I've learned a few home truths; squirrels may seem cute and fluffy, but they're actually well-trained food-stealing thugs who won't hesitate to mug you for a Tracker Bar; the cost of a round of drinks for you and your mates in Shoreditch would fund an entire...

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Women in Business: Their Own Worst Enemy?

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 5:35 PM

For years there has been talk of 'men keeping women down,' but is it the bitter truth that women remain their own worst enemies?

With women holding so few key roles and leadership positions in boardrooms around the world, you might think we'd spend time building each other...

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The Tech Industry Is One of Subtle Sexism

(35) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 11:13 AM

Believe it or not, I'm generally not one to get on my high horse. Despite being a politics student, I attempt to keep my mind open and, where appropriate, my mouth shut.

But I have my limits, so I apologize in advance for what may be quite a long entry.

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Surviving Unpaid Internships

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 4:53 AM

It's a tough time to be an intern at the moment. Though the number and range of internships in the UK have increased considerably in the last few years, a staggering one in three interns are working for nothing. Zilch. Nada.

A report by the TUC warned that...

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The Art of Saying 'No' in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 9:03 AM

It's one of the hardest words to say in the workplace - especially when you're out to impress, and the idea of having to tell colleagues you can't do something may feel like raising a red flag of ineptitude.

How many times have you found yourself swamped by work, yet...

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Insight of an Intern - Your Covering Letter

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2012 | 7:44 AM

Following my earlier 'How to get an Internship - Your CV' article, here's the second instalment of the IOAI guide to getting an internship.

Writing a covering letter can seem like a pretty pointless task. You've spent ages fine-tuning your CV, so surely it doesn't matter...

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Insight of an Intern - Your CV

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:10 AM

As part of my degree at The University of Bath I was offered the choice of undertaking an official placement year, often known as a 'Sandwich Degree' (not quite as tasty as it sounds). The idea behind such an arrangement is that students can gain invaluable 'real world' experience, taking...

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