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As I have written before on this blog, your academic assignments can be a great source of transferable employability skills. Your essays (either with a given topic or the topic of your choice), exams and dissertations can teach you a lot about written communication, organisational and time management skills, teamwork, self-motivation, IT skills, technicalities of research and analysis, etc. However, you can take your academic work even further: you can use your assignments to make yourself more employable.
There are two main ways to do it. The first one is merely to include your assignments in your CV (if your marks are high, I advise you to do it in any case, especially if the topics of those assignments are relevant to the job you are applying for). The second way is getting your academic work published.