|WORD||DEFINITION||WORD IN CONTEXT||VOCABULARY BUILDING|
|undergraduate||An undergraduate is someone studying for their first degree, such as a B.A. or a B.Sc.||An undergraduate degree normally takes 3 or 4 years in Britain.||to be an undergraduate (at the University of Birmingham)|
In Britain and America it is normal to talk about the year of studies you are in rather than the term or semester: Maria is a second-yearundergraduate student of physics.
See also graduate and postgraduate .
|unique selling point/USP||A unique selling point (or USP) is a marketing term that refers to what makes a product special. When applying for a job, you are the product and your USP is the sum of the special qualities that you can offer a company.||A good job application meets three criteria: it has to be clear, relevant and special. In other words it should be easy to read, it should show that you have relevant qualifications and experience and it should highlight your unique selling point – in other words, what makes you the best job candidate.||Marketers also use the term unique selling propositon|
|unsolicited||Something that is unsolicited has not been requested by the person receiving it.||Jörg, an IT student, wanted to do an internship in Sydney, but he couldn't find a specific job to apply for. So he did some internet research, found ten interesting IT companies in Sydney and sent them all unsolicited job applications.||An unsolicited job application is also called an on spec (= on speculation) application.|
See also cold calling and cold contact cover letter .