Here is FutureRising's best stuff from the past week. We've put together this handy round-up so you don't miss out on our most popular content as well as giving you something to share.
Sepideh Zolfaghari, currently studying Graphic Design at Kingston University and freelancing as a designer, tells you everything you need to know about surviving your first year of graphic design.
Georgia Horrocks, an advertising student from the School of Communication Arts 2.0, sold something a little different on eBay.
Leo Burnett's Lindsey George talks about what you need to do to get a job in advertising.
Miami Ad School's Kevin Gonyo created a website to make it known to the world how ridiculous members of Congress are.
5. From around the web
This fantastic infographic, created by Plato Web Design, tells us what the clients really mean when they say these common phrases. It's made in jest of course, but it could prove pretty useful.
Job hunting tactics you need to know
We all know that job hunting can be daunting and a tad tedious, so I've gathered a couple of tips you can apply when on the hunt.
Awkward things clients say that drive you crazy
We've gathered some of the worst/hilarious/awkward things clients say to get it all out of your system in one fail swoop.
Distractions and focus
In this two-part piece, I'll help you focus on identifying the industry, company and role that will enable you to realise your potential.
Must-have skills for every graduate
Before you leave university, make sure you have developed these skills to show future employers.
Take a look at the these irresistibly creative portfolio designs for some serious inspiration.
FutureRising's playlist: Walking to work
For this week's playlist in our Spotify series, we're the soundtrack to your journey to the office, it's the 'Walking to Work' playlist.