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Our network is made up of all kinds of people each side of education and the creative industries. By giving back you're able to help others learn from your journey. Find out how to get involved and how you can make a difference to someones career.

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FutureRising 'Student' Writer

Good doesn’t cut it in the creative industries. You have to be extraordinary, which ever path you wish to take. You need to stand out, show off your passion and demonstrate your determination. Writing for FutureRising will help you do all these things as well as giving you real experience and improving your skills before you have even left university. Not to mention it looks impressive on your CVs and will give you something to talk about in interviews. View our careers inspiration area for examples.

Why write for us?

1. ENHANCE YOUR CV

By adding FutureRising 'Contributor' to your CV, LinkedIn or to any other profiles, you send sign to employers that you’re looking for opportunities to hone your skills, and you really do have a passion to work in the creative industries.

2. IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

By regularly writing you will sharpen your language, grammar and creative writing skills - something essential for any job you may go on to do.

3. PRIORITY ACCESS

Upon becoming an official FutureRising Contributor, you’ll receive careers advice of great benefit. We’ll contact you first about the best opportunities as you will have a direct line to the FutureRising team.

4. PROMOTE YOUR TALENT

For each article you write, we’ll link to your website or social media, and we will also promote your articles on social media and our weekly email newsletters.

5. HELP OTHERS

Give advice and tips to your peers so they can learn from your experience and mistakes.

Thing you can write about:

EDUCATION

  • What is your uni course like?
  • How is uni prepping you for the future?
  • Why did you choose not to go to uni?
  • Lessons learned from a guest lecturer
  • Studying abroad
  • How to spend your time at university
  • How to make the most of spare time at uni
  • Why grades don’t/do matter

GETTING A JOB

  • Tips for job interviews
  • Tactics for getting book crits
  • How to stand out during an internship
  • How to contact companies
  • Showcase your creative CV/self-promo
  • Setting career goals
  • Lifestyle tips - ways to manage your career
  • Approaching psychometric tests

EXPERIENCE

  • How did you get your internship/job?
  • Best things you learned on placement
  • How did you stand out
  • Working abroad

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • How an agency works
  • Copywriting/planning/design/etc.
  • Which books to read to be inspired
  • Showcase your work

COMMENT/OPINION

  • Industry trends you’ve spotted
  • Reviewing events/books/etc
  • Stories from the industry e.g. how some design legend got their break in the workplace
  • Showcase your favourite agency
  • Statistical infographics of different industries e.g. average pay, duties, satisfaction factor, biggest names/work in that industry

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Comment on recent creative work (this could be your students)
  • Remark on research, government initiatives related to the creative industries
  • Comment on careers advice
  • Discussions of debate such as ‘should you put a picture of you in your CV?’
  • Are cover letters really that important?
  • Opinion articles on industry trends





FutureRising 'Grad' Writer

Good doesn’t cut it in the creative industries. You have to be extraordinary, which ever path you wish to take. You need to stand out, show off your passion and demonstrate your determination. Writing for FutureRising will help you do all these things as well as giving you real experience and improving your skills before you have started working professionally. Not to mention it looks impressive on your CVs and will give you something to talk about in interviews. View our careers inspiration area for examples.

Why write for us?

1. ENHANCE YOUR CV

By adding FutureRising 'Contributor' to your CV, LinkedIn or to any other profiles, you send sign to employers that you’re looking for opportunities to hone your skills, and that you have passion for the creative industries.

2. IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

By regularly writing, you will sharpen your grammatical and creative writing skills - something essential for any job you may go on to do.

3. NETWORK WITH BEST TALENT

Writing for FutureRising will promote your profile to over 12,000 students, graduates, educators, and other professionals on our platform.

4. PRIORITY ACCESS

Upon becoming an official FutureRising Contributor, you’ll receive careers advice of great benefit. We’ll contact you first about the best job opportunities, as you will have a direct line to the FutureRising team.

5. PROMOTE YOUR TALENT

For each article you write, we can link to your website or social media, and we will also promote your articles on our social media platforms and our weekly email newsletters, which means that more potential employers will see your work.

6. HELP OTHERS

You may be writing advice and tips to your peers so they can learn from your experience and mistakes.

Thing you can write about:

EDUCATION

  • What was your uni course like?
  • How has university prepared you for the future?
  • Why did you choose not to go to uni?
  • Studying abroad
  • How to spend your time at university
  • How to make the most out of all that spare time at uni
  • Why grades don’t/do matter
  • Why you should/shouldn’t bother with assignments

GETTING A JOB

  • Tips for job interviews
  • Tactics for getting book crits
  • How to stand out during an internship
  • How to contact companies
  • Showcase your creative CV/self-promo stunt
  • Setting career goals
  • Lifestyle tips - ways to help you manage your career
  • Approaching psychometric tests

EXPERIENCE

  • How did you get your internship/job?
  • Best things you learned on your placement
  • How you stood out during an internship
  • Working abroad

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • How an agency works
  • Copywriting/planning/design/etc.
  • Which books to read to get inspired
  • Showcase your work

COMMENT/OPINION

  • How people should capitalise on industry trends
  • Reviewing events/books/etc
  • Interesting stories from the industry e.g. how some design legend got their first job
  • Showcase your favourite agency
  • Statistical infographics on different industries e.g. average pay, duties, satisfaction factor, biggest names/work in that industry

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Comment on recent creative work (this could be your students)
  • Remark on research, government initiatives related to the creative industries
  • Comment on careers advice
  • Discussions of debate such as ‘should you put a picture of you in your CV?’
  • Are cover letters really that important?
  • Opinion articles on industry trends





FutureRising 'Pro' Writer

We could go on and on about how fulfilling it is to help young people. But perhaps the most important thing about writing for FutureRising is the ways in which you can benefit. Each of these areas has been designed to make sure you get at least as much as you give. View our careers inspiration area for examples.

Why write for us?

1. SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE

Whatever stage of your career you’re in, whether that be six months, or six years, you will have experiences and wisdom to share with everyone from students, graduates, to other professionals - use the FutureRising network to do this.

2. PROMOTE YOUR TALENT

For each article you write, we’ll link to your website or social media, and include a description of you. We will also promote your articles on own social media platforms and weekly email newsletters so your work will be seen by as many people as possible.

3. IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

Regularly writing can help sharpen language, grammar and creative writing skills - something essential for any working professional.

4. NETWORK WITH THE BEST

Writing for FutureRising will promote your profile to over 12,000 students, graduates, educators, and other professionals on our platform.

5. ENHANCE YOUR CV

Adding FR Writer to your CV, LinkedIn or other professional profile, highlights your passion for the creative industries, and also your interest in developing young talent and helping other professionals.

6. HELP OTHERS

You may be writing advice and tips to your peers so they can learn from your experience and mistakes.

Thing you can write about:

EXPERIENCE

  • How did you get your internship/job?
  • Best things you learned on your placement
  • How you stood out during an internship
  • Working abroad

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • How an agency works
  • Copywriting/planning/design/etc
  • Which books to read to get inspired
  • Showcase your work

COMMENT/OPINION

  • How people should capitalise on industry trends
  • Reviewing events/books/etc
  • Interesting stories from the industry e.g. how some design legend got their first job

GETTING A JOB

  • Tips for job interviews
  • Tactics for getting book crits
  • How to stand out during an internship
  • How to contact companies
  • Showcase your CV/self promo stunt
  • Setting career goals
  • Lifestyle tips - ways to manage your career
  • Approaching psychometric tests
  • Samples of the best CVs and cover letters

EDUCATION

  • What was your uni course like?
  • How did uni prepared you?
  • Why did you choose not to go to uni?
  • How to make the most out of all that spare time at uni
  • Why grades don’t/do matter

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Comment on recent creative work (this could be your students)
  • Remark on research, government initiatives related to the creative industries
  • Comment on careers advice
  • Discussions of debate such as ‘should you put a picture of you in your CV?’
  • Are cover letters really that important?
  • Opinion articles on industry trends





FutureRising 'Educator' Writer

There’s a number of ways you can contribute to the FutureRising network and they all offer you something in return, whether it’s for you personally or something that benefits your institution and students. View our careers inspiration area for examples.

Why write for us?

1. SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE

As an educator, you have the industry knowledge and expertise to share with everyone from students to graduates, to other educators - use the FutureRising network to do this.

2. PRIORITY ACCESS

Being an official FutureRising writer means you’ll be able to share first-hand careers advice with your students and we’ll contact you first about the best opportunities for them.

3. NETWORK WITH BEST TALENT

Writing for FutureRising will promote your profile to over 12,000 students, graduates, professionals, and other educators on our platform.

4. ENHANCE YOUR REPUTATION

Adding FR Writer to your CV, LinkedIn or other professional profile, highlights your passion for the creative industries, and also your interest in developing young talent and helping other educators. Be a part of a growing community of talented professionals.

5. PROMOTE YOUR TALENT

For each article you write, we’ll link to your website or social media, and include a description of you. We will also promote your articles on social media and weekly email newsletters.

6. INSPIRE OTHERS

Most importantly, share advice, influence and enrich young minds so they can learn from your experience and mistakes.

Thing you can write about:

EDUCATION

  • Tell us about what you teach
  • How does your university/school/college prepare students for the future?
  • Why should students choose to go to university?
  • Lessons learned from a guest lecturer
  • Studying abroad
  • How to spend your time at university
  • Why you should/shouldn’t bother with assignments

GETTING A JOB

  • Tips for job interviews
  • Tactics for getting book crits
  • How to stand out during an internship
  • How to contact companies
  • Showcase your creative CV/self-promo stunt (or your student’s)
  • Setting career goals
  • Lifestyle tips - ways to help you manage your career
  • Approaching psychometric tests

EXPERIENCE

  • What’s the best way to get an internship/job?
  • Best things your students and graduates learned on their placement
  • How to stand out during an internship
  • Working abroad

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • How an agency works
  • Copywriting/planning/design/etc.
  • Which books to read to get inspired
  • Showcase your work (related to the creative industries)

COMMENT/OPINION

  • How people should capitalise on industry trends
  • Reviewing events/books/etc
  • Interesting stories from the industry e.g. how some design legend got their first job

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Comment on recent creative work (this could be your students)
  • Remark on research, government initiatives related to the creative industries
  • Comment on careers advice
  • Discussions of debate such as ‘should you put a picture of you in your CV?’
  • Are cover letters really that important?
  • Opinion articles on industry trends



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