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

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

Summer in the USA

Rebecca Howat successfully completed the Edinburgh Award Summer Work Experience last year. Here’s her blog post about what she did and what she gained from it. Camp Albrecht Acres, Iowa, USA This summer I am spending my time working on a special needs camp in America. I knew this would bring its challenges and rewards … Continue reading Summer in the USA

SLICCs – an introduction

Ruairidh Maxwell of the University's Employability Consultancy tells us more: Graduation and life beyond higher education can be a terrifying thought. If a university degree alone will no longer guarantee employment, never before has it been more important to come up with alternative solutions to the growing uncertainty. SLICCs (Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses) is one such … Continue reading SLICCs – an introduction

Just send that email

Making a speculative application isn’t as hard as you may think, says Isabella Hughes, Careers Information Adviser Towards the end of my second year I thought it was a good idea to start thinking about what I wanted to do after graduation. With three months of summer ahead of me I wanted to fill it … Continue reading Just send that email