UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

Thanks to Kirsten Roche for sharing this - good news for our Chinese students.   A recent survey of 93 employers based in Hong Kong and China by GradConnection has found that graduates from UK Universities are highly in demand. 80% of the employers surveyed said that they specifically targeted students returning from UK Universities. … Continue reading UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Kate, our EmployEd on Campus intern, has been experimenting…. It can feel daunting thinking about work after Uni, especially if you don’t know what you want to do for a job. Heading into my fourth and final year, the question of what I want to do is starting to weigh heavily. I decided to do … Continue reading An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Top tips for starting a new role

If you’ve secured a role over the summer vacation, congratulations! Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, your first day in the role is a bit like your first day at university – although you have done your research you’re still not sure what to expect.  Don’t panic! Have a read of our top … Continue reading Top tips for starting a new role

Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

I attended the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Scotland’s Members’ Reception last week, and was left with a hugely positive impression of the advertising industry Scotland. I was particularly struck by the comments of Brian Coane from Leith Agency, outgoing IPA Scotland President, about the contribution that Advertising makes to the Scottish Economy.  Brian has been … Continue reading Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Practical advice from Janet F. There may be some practical things you need to do if your degree result isn’t what you hoped for: Contact relevant people: If you’re holding an offer dependent upon a classification you didn’t achieve – take action and contact the employer/course provider as soon as possible. Explain any extenuating circumstances … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Thanks to Janet Forsyth, Careers Consultant, for this. Finals over and not sure you’re going to get the result you hoped for? It isn’t necessarily all doom and gloom. I’ve been in this job a long time, and seen generations of students who didn’t get what they’d hoped for. And yes, it can be a … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Your career – how lucky can you be?!

This post by our Careers Consultant Janet Forsyth shows you how to be lucky. I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played in … Continue reading Your career – how lucky can you be?!

Don’t feel the only route to a career in accounting is via the Big 4

Roisin is a 2012 Business Studies graduate and currently works as an Upper Manager in Finance Strategy & Implementation at the Royal Bank of Scotland.  Since joining RBS on their graduate scheme she has held a variety of roles and credits getting valuable internship experience as pivotal in choosing her career.  Read her story here … Continue reading Don’t feel the only route to a career in accounting is via the Big 4

Working on BP’s graduate scheme in Process Engineering

Read Kathy's story for insight into making the most of graduate schemes, the value of work experience, and working in a challenging Oil and Gas environment. ‘Look for opportunities wherever you can...You can never lose out by applying and you’ll surprise yourself with what you end up doing!’ What was your degree? MEng Chemical Engineering … Continue reading Working on BP’s graduate scheme in Process Engineering

LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence

The University of Edinburgh recently launched a brand new Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence. As part of the MOOC I recorded a video with my top 5 tips for creating an effective online presence using networking platforms … Continue reading LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence