One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

As part of our Focus on International Students week one of our graduates tells how she got a graduate job in the UK Xin Huang graduated in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. She now works in internal audit for Barclays bank in London. Here Xin describes her … Continue reading One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

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Getting started with your career in another country

Kirsten introduces this post. As part of our Focus on International Students week let's explore how the Careers Service can support you if you are planning to return home either after graduating or over summer. Get advice from your networks Students are often quick to look for information on websites before thinking about who they … Continue reading Getting started with your career in another country

Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

We are delighted to share this guest post from Kate Bielich who graduated from Edinburgh with a 2:1 Business Management degree in June 2016.  She took up a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with Attacat, an Edinburgh based marketing agency. One year on, here’s her thoughts on the industry and life in a small but … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

The F- word and future success

Shelagh Green, our Director, on the f-word that's not as bad as it sounds. No, not that one.  I mean fail….I was prompted to think about what it feels like to fail and how we respond to failure, since reading this article .  A leading US entrepreneur credits her success to her dad’s regular question, … Continue reading The F- word and future success

Interested in Advertising ?

We know that many students are interested in careers in Advertising, and Marketing more widely.   Two of the industry bodies in this sector - The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, and the Direct Marketing Association - have a few initiatives running at the moment to support students interested in a career in this area. The … Continue reading Interested in Advertising ?

Part-time jobs – spotting scams

We know a lot of you are looking for part-time jobs just now - and please don't panic; the vast majority of ads will be absolutely fine! Just occasionally, though, we hear about job adverts which aren’t genuine. If you’re taken in by one of these it could cause you a lot of anxiety, distress … Continue reading Part-time jobs – spotting scams

My “less thinking and more doing” career in the food industry

Delighted to feature a guest post from one of our Biological Sciences graduates Ryan Douglas who has embarked on a career in the food and fresh produce industry and intends to stay there... During my time in Edinburgh I studied Biological Sciences, featuring everything from molecular genetics to behavioural ecology, plant science to biomedical. In … Continue reading My “less thinking and more doing” career in the food industry

Effective group working

Sharon Maguire, Careers Consultant, posted this recently on her Career Connect blog for online distance learners. It's relevant to us all, whether in work, in further study or just in life - and perhaps worth bearing in mind if you're preparing for group exercises at an assessment centre. There was an interesting article in the … Continue reading Effective group working

Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Opening dates for applications for investment banking – and closing dates – are early. Several of those we’re currently advertising have deadlines in October. So, if you’re aiming to get an internship or a graduate job for summer/autumn 2018 in this sector, don’t leave it too late. Start planning and preparing now so you don’t … Continue reading Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Finding part-time work in Edinburgh

Careers Consultant Kirsten Roche gives advice on finding a part-time job. We see lots of students who want a part-time job in Edinburgh. This can be trickier than many students first expect as there are lots of students in Edinburgh all trying to get the same jobs. The Careers Service can support you in finding … Continue reading Finding part-time work in Edinburgh